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Smyrna okays SPLOST 2022 project list

Smyrna is expected to collect around $60 million over six years for capital outlay projects from the continuation of the one-cent sales tax if Cobb voters approve SPLOST 2022 on Nov. 3. (Courtesy of Smyrna)
Smyrna is expected to collect around $60 million over six years for capital outlay projects from the continuation of the one-cent sales tax if Cobb voters approve SPLOST 2022 on Nov. 3. (Courtesy of Smyrna)

New projects were approved recently by the Smyrna City Council if Cobb County voters renew the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for 2022 on Nov. 3.

Due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, this proposed list has not been presented at a public input session, according to a city statement.

Smyrna is expected to collect $60,240,569 over the six years to be covered by SPLOST 2022 if Cobb voters decide to continue the one-cent extra that is charged on the county sales tax. Projects include:

  • Citywide of $26,815,569 would cover Downtown and South Cobb Drive improvements of $13,315,569; facility improvements of $1 million; environmental improvements of $500,000 and aquatics, gymnastics and the Family Learning Library at $12 million.
  • Parks of $3.8 million would include restrooms at North Cooper Lake Park at $300,000; park land acquisition at $2 million and a splashpad/sprayground at $1.5 million.
  • Transportation of $22,125,000 would cover the Downtown Parking Deck at $4 million; the Cobb Parkway Pedestrian Bridge to The Battery at $4 million; resurfacing at $6 million; curb and gutter at $300,000; Camp Highland - complete bridge replacement at $1,625,000; sidewalks/trails/greenways/beautification at $5 million and traffic calming at $1.2 million.
  • Public Safety of $2.5 million would include an 800mhz radio replacement at $2.2 million and small equipment for the Fire Department at $300,000.
  • Joint city/county projects of $5 million would cover East West Connector roadway safety improvements at $2.25 million with $1 million by Smyrna and $1.25 million by Cobb; Windy Hill Parkway improvements at $1.25 million with $250,000 by Smyrna and $1 million by Cobb and conversion of sports lighting to LED on all sports fields/courts at $1.5 million with $750,000 by Smyrna and $750,000 by Cobb.