SPLOST and LOST revenue shown in the report dated December 31, 2022 reflect collections reported for November. For that period, SPLOST collections were $1,189,522.09 which is a $102,654.40 (9.44%) increase over the same period last year. LOST collections were $725,813.03 which is a $37,306.01 (5.42%) increase over the same period last year. Gordon County and its Cities expect to have a referendum on the ballot in November 2023 to continue the Special Local Option Sales Tax when the current SPLOST expires in April 2024.
Gordon County has received $119,288.11 to date from the nationwide class actions against drug manufacturers and distributors. These funds are held separately from the general fund and must be used to remediate issues related to the opioid crisis. We are studying permissive uses and local needs for these funds.
SIGNIFICANT PROJECTS & ACTIVITY
1960s Courthouse: Drywall is completed on all floors. Trim work has begun on the first and second floor. First coat of paint has been applied on the first and second floors. Ceiling grids and lights are installed on the first and second floors.
Senior Center: Working on punch list items.
Administration Building: Momon Construction will present an estimate for roof and cornice/gutter repairs in Q1.
JUVENILE COURT BUILDING
The facility experienced extensive flood damage due to a broken water pipe during the recent freeze. This damage is covered by insurance and an ACCG Insurance adjuster has visited the scene, and a remediation company is on standby.
Gordon County had two vehicles damaged by criminal activity since our last meeting. A drunk driver drove into the path of a fire truck. The firefighter took evasive action and the truck turned over. In another matter, a suspect rammed a Sheriff's Patrol vehicle causing damage. Thankfully, our firefighter and deputy were not severely injured. Both perpetrators were charged and arrested.