The Acworth Board of Aldermen unanimously approved raising the city’s millage rate from 7.6 to 8.95 mills, at a special-called meeting Thursday evening.
The SPLOST 2022 project list also contains many public safety projects, a new animal shelter, parks and library safety enhancements and funding for projects in Cobb’s six cities.
Two more Cobb County cities have formally taken a stance against racism and discrimination in their jurisdictions.
The Acworth Board of Aldermen on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution condemning racism, making it the second city governing body in Cobb to do so.
The expected SPLOST revenue for Acworth would be about $24 million, according to Alex Almodovar, assistant to Acworth City Manager Brian Bulthuis.
From Stone Mountain to Acworth, local communities across the metro area are struggling to respond to a moment of national unrest that feels both entirely new and depressingly familiar.
Acworth - like all cities, counties and the state - expect that some revenues will be lower due to the COVID-19 crisis.
On May 22, another update was given by Acworth city officials about the current suspension of all city-sponsored activities, classes, programs and events through May 31.
The project has faced various delays and cost increases, according to Alex Almodóvar, assistant to Acworth City Manager Brian Bulthuis.
The city of Acworth will share a pre-recorded video of its Memorial Day service from Cauble Park. The program features Mayor Tommy Allegood as the master of ceremonies.