Posted: Monday, March 18th 2013 at 4:19pm
Rabun, Union, Hart, Cornelia voters heading to the polls Tuesday
By Rob Moore Editor
UNDATED – At least three counties and one city have elections on tap for Tuesday, March 19.
In Rabun County, voters will decide whether to continue a 1-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.
According to a project provisions handout, the cities and county agree to the following SPLOST proceed allocation for the following projects:
The Rabun County portion calls for $9.1 million for water and sewer; $2 million of parks and recreation (including the golf course); $300,000 for solid waste management infrastructure; $200,000 for the senior center; $5 million for roads, streets, and bridges; and $1.5 million for fire protection. That totals $18.1 million.
The City of Dillard would receive $400,000 for water and sewer, fiber optic infrastructure, city hall, and roads and streets.
Sky Valley would receive $350,000 for roads.
Mountain City would receive $500,000 for roads, streets, and bridges; and public safety.
Dillard would receive $450,000 for roads, streets, and bridges; parks and recreation; municipal maintenance building; and water and sewer.
Tallulah Falls would receive $200,000 for water; roads, bridges, and trails; and public safety.
In Union County, voters will decide whether to continue a 1-cent sales and use tax for educational purposes to raise up to $21 million over five years.
The proceeds would go to the Union County School District for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, and equipping new school system facilities, including classroom additions, an agricultural sciences center, a field house, and a multi-use auditorium.
The tax also could be used for adding to, renovating, repairing, improving, or equipping existing school buildings and school system facilities, including athletic facilities; acquiring miscellaneous new equipment, fixtures, and furnishings for the school system, including instructional and administrative technology equipment and safety and security equipment; acquiring school buses, vehicles, and transportation and maintenance equipment; acquiring textbooks and other instructional materials, including band instruments and equipment; acquiring land for school system facilities.
Approval by voters of the tax also would constitute approval of the issuance of general obligation debt of Union County School District in the principal amount of $13.5 million for the purposes listed above and for the purpose of payment of a portion of the interest on that debt.
In Hart County, voters will cast ballots for seven candidates who seek to fill the unexpired term of the late Tony Welborn as chief magistrate judge.
Those candidates include Kay Sanders Ankerich, Teresa L. Brown, Robert W. “Bob” Cordell, Thomas J. Jordan, Joey Smith, Randy D. Tallent, and Todd C. Townsend.
City of Cornelia
In the City of Cornelia, voters will vote on two alcohol issues: whether to allow Sunday sales of alcohol by the drink; and whether to allow Sunday package sales of malt beverages and wine between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
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