Over the years, SPLOST revenues have stacked up in the form of wider roads and new community centers for county residents. Here’s a look at projects funded by previous SPLOST:
Previous incarnations of the tax funded the $54 million construction of the new Hall County Jail on Barber Road, one of the county’s largest capital projects to date.
Funds from SPLOST IV, collected from July 1999 to June 2004, built a Gainesville fire station on Memorial Park Drive.
The tax is also responsible for the construction of recreational facilities such as the East Hall Community Center, which opened in September 2007, and providing portions of the funding of the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center and the Spout Springs Road Library, among others.
Municipalities in the county have used much of the revenue to pay for utility and road projects. Gainesville officials recently used money from the tax to improve the intersection of West Academy and Oak streets and SPLOST IV funded an extension of Palmour Drive off Candler Highway.