Coweta County Announces TSPLOST Program and Project Solicitation
Transportation improvements are a priority for all local governments within Coweta County as our community continues to grow. Our citizens and those visiting our community desire a safe and efficient transportation system for business, leisure and personal travel.
Coweta County and its municipalities will ask voters to consider a dedicated one cent sales tax to fund transportation projects essential to improve and maintain service levels of our existing transportation system. The Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) can only be used for transportation purposes as defined by state law and this Single County referendum will only be used to fund projects inside Coweta County. The TSPLOST does not impact the SPLOST program.
If approved by Coweta voters, the one cent sales tax will be collected for a five (5) year period and distributed to the County and its qualified municipalities based on an intergovernmental agreement that will be approved prior to the referendum.
The Joint Transportation Coordinating Committee (JTCC) is soliciting projects for consideration until November 23, 2018.
The JTCC was established by the Board of Commissioners in 2017 to focus on Coweta’s county-wide transportation system and the effects on our community and to provide a unified voice on such issues. The Committee is composed of representatives from the County and the municipalities of Chattahoochee Hills, Grantville, Haralson, Moreland, Newnan, Palmetto, Senoia, Sharpsburg and Turin.
The JTCC will evaluate and prioritize project submissions based on the overall impact for the community with assistance from an independent engineering consulting firm. Once a preliminary project list is adopted, the JTCC will conduct public meetings to solicit further input from the citizens. A final project list will be submitted to the Board of Commissioners for approval prior to the call for a referendum.