Projects Recommended by the TSPLOST 2023 Committee

  1. TSPLOST 2023 Committee Recommended Projects & Upcoming Public Meeting/Comment Opportunities

    The TSPLOST 2023 Advisory Committee presented recommend projects to the Mayor & Commission on December 14. A series of public comment opportunities will take place through the Mayor & Commission vote on the project list tentatively scheduled for Feb. 1. Read on...
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TSPLOST 2023 Advisory Committee Virtual Public Forum - Jan. 13, 2022 - 6:00 PM

TSPLOST 2023 Advisory Committee Virtual Public Forum - Jan. 6, 2022 - 6:00 PM

Joint Meeting with Winterville & Bogart on TSPLOST 2023 - Jan. 11, 2022 - 4:30 PM

TSPLOST 2023 Advisory Committee Dec. 14, 2021 Work Session Presentation on Recommended Projects

General TSPLOST 2023 Information

Georgia law allows local communities to use Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) proceeds for transportation purposes if approved by voters in a referendum. General guidelines for projects are below, see Official Code of Georgia (O.C.G.A) 48-8-260(5) for more details.

  • 'Transportation purposes' includes roads, bridges, public transit, rails, airports, buses, and all accompanying infrastructure and services necessary to provide access to these facilities.
  • Roads, streets, sidewalks, bicycle paths, and bridge purposes such as:
    • acquisition of rights of way;
    • construction;
    • renovation and improvement, including resurfacing;
    • relocation of utilities;
    • improvement of surface-water drainage; and/or
    • patching, leveling, milling, widening, shoulder preparation, culvert repair, and other repairs necessary for their preservation.
  • Stormwater and drainage capital outlay projects, in conjunction with transportation projects

These transportation projects would otherwise be paid for with General Fund and property tax revenues. Governments cannot use TSPLOST funds to pay for operating expenses such as personnel salaries or ongoing expenses.

If voters approve a TSPLOST 2023 program on May 24, 2022, sales tax collection will likely begin on January 1, 2023. The TSPLOST 2023 sales tax is anticipated to continue at 1% as long as an intergovernmental agreement is made with the Town of Bogart and City of Winterville. If so, the sales tax rate would not increase, but remain at 8% as it is currently.

A group of 22 residents, the TSPLOST 2023 Advisory Committee, is responsible for recommending a list of candidate projects for adoption by the Mayor and Commission to be voted on by residents. The committee will be selected by the Mayor and Commission by July 2021 and will be listed on this website once named.