What projects are on the 2018 eSPLOST/General Obligation Bond list?
Newton County Projects Estimated Costs
Replacement of Eastside High $55,000,000
Relocation of Newton County Theme to Eastside High School Facility $5,000,000
Maintenance and Improvements at Existing Facilities (eg. Roof repair
& replacement, HVAC upgrades, parking lot improvements, etc.) $12,250,000
Purchase of Technology $5,000,000
School Bus Replacement (45 Buses) $5,500,000
Improvements to Sharp Stadium and Other Athletic Facilities (e.g.
artificial turf, parking lot, etc.) $3,500,000
Band Equipment $500,000
Furniture Replacement $1,063,053
Debt Service $35,291,240
The ballot on May 22nd will have two parts to the General Obligation Bond. The first portion of the referendum relates to $60 million to renew eSPLOST and then the second portion relates to $60 million for a bond that will mature in installments between 2023 and 2035 on April 1st of each year. A state capital outlay will pay for the remaining $2.7 million needed to complete the project list. Read more about why you should Support eSPLOST.