The city of McDonough has elected to sign an intergovernmental agreement that would distribute 25 percent of the SPLOST V revenue to Henry County’s four cities.
A new community center, included in the project list, has an estimated $1.5 million price tag, while work on unnamed cultural, recreational or historical facilities would cost an estimated $800,000.
The precinct building itself will cost $541,935. That price includes all equipment, labor and materials to build a complete structure, as well as all utilities and improvements associated with the construction.
The 82,500 square foot multi-level, state-of-the-art facility houses various medical, computer, and industrial training programs designed to meet the immediate needs of the area, according to officials.
The current millage rate, as adopted last year, is 4.083. If rolled back, it would mark the fourth consecutive year that the city has rolled back its millage rate after hitting a high of 4.922 in 2015.
According to a release from the city of McDonough, the program has developed due to the interest and involvement of local business owners, residents and community members. The program will focus on litter prevention, beautification and redevelopment.
The move is in response to the so-called “brunch bill” passed by the Georgia General Assembly which allows municipalities to change the start time for Sunday sales by referendum from 12:30 p.m. to 11 a.m.
The McDonough City Council voted at its Feb. 7 workshop meeting to approve a new rate schedule for its water/sewer customers who live outside the city limits.
The McDonough City Council voted at its Feb. 7 workshop meeting to move forward with construction of the new police precinct at a reduced cost of $648,190.
Voters in the McDonough city limits will get to vote in November whether to allow earlier sales of alcohol by the glass at restaurants on Sundays.