DeKalb County SPLOST

 

SPLOST VISION STATEMENT

DeKalb County Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax will support county-wide improvements that promote a high quality of life for all residents.

 

 

SPLOST in DeKalb County: What Happens Now?

 

MEETING NOTICE: The SPLOST Citizens Oversight Committee will meet Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 6:30 PM in the Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur, Georgia 30030.

The DeKalb County SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) is a one-cent sales tax that provides funding exclusively for capital projects – roads, buildings, vehicles and major equipment, and other long-lived improvements.

The current SPLOST was adopted by voters in a referendum in November 2017 and will run from 2018 until 2024. SPLOST is expected to generate $636 million over the next six years for capital improvements for the county and city governments in DeKalb County.

The cities and DeKalb County adopted an intergovernmental agreement which created a distribution formula based on the population of each city. The formula and estimated figures agreed to by the cities and the county are in the table below.

Transportation Projects 
Road Resurfacing.       151,250,000
Federal and State Transportation Project Matching Funds for Transportation Purposes.          25,550,000
Pedestrian Improvements.          14,450,000
Transportation Enhancements which include, but are not limited to, intersection upgrades, widening of narrow lanes, and improvements to roadway alignment, safety lighting, and sight distance.               9,000,000
Multi Use Trails.            7,000,000
Bridge Repairs and Improvements            7,000,000
Sidewalks to Schools, Transit, and Other Locations.            4,000,000
Traffic Signal Improvements.            2,350,000
Community Improvement District Matching Funds for Transportation Purposes.            1,500,000
Corridor Beautification.            1,250,000
Public Transportation Shelters               150,000
Transportation Project Management            9,701,074
Commission District Transportation Projects.            7,056,673
Total       240,257,747
Public Safety Facilities and Courts 
Replace existing fire station(s) and construct new fire station(s) and related capital equipment.          41,151,612
Repair fire stations and related capital equipment.            3,100,000
Upgrade Fire Radio System.            1,500,000
Purchase Fire Quick Response Units.            2,000,000
Repair and replace police precinct(s) and public safety facility(ies.)            2,856,675
Police Vehicles.            5,606,300
Repair or replace Bobby Burgess Building.          27,300,000
Planning and design for public safety training facility.            1,200,000
County Courthouse Administrative Complex Including Parking.          16,500,000
Total       101,214,587
Parks and Recreation 
Athletic Fields.          11,650,000
Renovate athletic and recreation facilities including but not limited to  roofs, shelters, and pavilions.            8,400,000
Parks, playgrounds, and recreational areas.            6,900,000
Pools and other aquatics facilities.            3,950,000
Resurfacing trails and paved areas.            3,000,000
Golf Courses.            1,000,000
Tennis Court Resurfacing.            2,150,000
Stream Bank Restoration / Drainage and Stormwater Improvements.               200,000
Total          37,250,000
Libraries, Senior Centers, & Health Centers 
General Library Repairs.            1,500,000
General Senior Center Repairs.            1,000,000
Repair of County Owned Health Care Facilities.            1,000,000
Total            3,500,000
General Administrative Costs 
General Administrative Cost for All Projects on Project List.            5,820,644
 
 Grand Total        388,042,978

 

SPLOST Distribution by City/County

City/County

2016 Population Estimate

2016 Percentage Distribution

6 Year SPLOST Total (April 2018 - March 2024) Updated Est

Avondale Estates

3,150

0.445%

$2,833,592

Brookhaven

52,444

7.411%

$47,190,458

Chamblee

28,306

4.000%

$25,470,494

Clarkston

12,742

1.801%

$11,468,090

Decatur

22,813

3.224%

$20,529,218

Doraville

10,501

1.484%

$9,449,554

Dunwoody

48,884

6.908%

$43,987,543

Lithonia

2,082

0.294%

$1,872,082

Pine Lake

762

0.108%

$687,704

Stone Mountain

6,328

0.894%

$5,692,656

Tucker

35,322

4.991%

$31,780,809

Stonecrest

53,071

7.500%

$47,757,176

DeKalb County

431,250

60.940%

$388,042,978

TOTAL

707,655

100.000%

$636,762,354

 

Due to the City of Atlanta’s Municipal Option Sales Tax for water and sewer projects, SPLOST will not be collected in Atlanta in DeKalb, and the City of Atlanta will not receive any proceeds from the DeKalb County SPLOST. 

DeKalb County’s SPLOST allows unrestricted funding for transportation and public safety projects.  However, there is a cap of 15 percent for repair of capital assets that are not related to public safety or transportation such as for general government, parks, health, libraries and facilities.