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The Local Agenda: Hall County Commissioners to discuss SPLOST, Gateway Centre
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The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider a resolution this week to formally approve a special purpose local option sales tax voter referendum.

While some officials within local municipal government have expressed disappointment their share of SPLOST VII funding is not greater, all parties are expected to sign the intergovernmental agreement before the end of the month.

Revenue projections for SPLOST VII stand at $158 million over the five-year life of the 1 percent sales tax.

The board will discuss the matter today and vote on the resolution Thursday. If approved, the vote on SPLOST VII will be held March 17.

In other business, the board will discuss a new marketing plan for the Gateway Industrial Centre, which the county has poured more than $10 million into to build out the business park.

The Board of Commissioners meets at 10 a.m. today at the Government Center, 2875 Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville.

Gainesville to vote on TAD

City Council will vote today on three requests for tax allocation district funding.

The TAD Advisory Committee has recommended the city’s own request for $69,480 be approved to help complete the second phase of the Midtown Greenway trail.

The project will extend the current trail south from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Industrial Boulevard and north from Parker Street to Main Street.

The committee has also recommended the approval of up to $192,500 for demolition efforts as Chastain Janitorial Supply plans to build a new office and showroom at 1630 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Finally, the committee has recommended approval of $62,035 in funding to Looking Glass Surveys for its conversion of an old Pure Oil Station at 131 Green St. into an office building.

In other business, City Council is likely to approve the addition of three recruits per 12-week firefighter training school.

Gainesville Fire Chief Jerome Yarbrough told city officials last week that extra personnel are needed to cover for recruits who fail to complete required training.

Gainesville City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. today in the municipal courtroom of the Public Safety Complex, 701 Queen City Parkway.

Joshua Silavent covers government issues for The Times. Share your thoughts, news tips and questions with him:


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