Download the 2011 Annual Report - Fayette County Government
Engineering The Engineering Department manages the County’s Transportation SPLOST program, implements and enforces several Articles within the County’s Development Regulations, performs plan review, provides in-house design services, and oversees infrastructure design and construction within the County. Because of the inherent overlapping nature of many County projects, Engineering works closely with the Road and Stormwater Management Departments. Resources and skills are shared when possible to help with loadleveling and minimize costs to the County. Notable accomplishments for 2011 including the following: • Managed 15 SPLOST-funded transportation projects. • Attended required training classes and received certification by the Georgia Department of Transportation to locally administer federally-funded projects. This is a new requirement and part of a state-wide effort to improve project delivery. • Worked with the Georgia Department of Transportation on several projects along State Routes, including the widening of SR 74 and intersection improvements at Corinth Road at SR 74 and Inman/Goza Road at SR92. • Prepared, in-house, a Soil Erosion, Sedimentation and Pollution Control Plan for the Snead Road west paving project. • Initiated a comprehensive re-write of the County’s Development Regulations, Article III – Street Design Standards and Specifications. This work is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2012.
Transportation SPLOST Fayette County’s Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) program manages, designs, permits and constructs a variety of transportation projects in accordance with the voter-approved SPLOST resolution of November 2, 2004. Revenue was collected via a one-cent sales tax from April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2010 and this money is used exclusively for transportation projects in Fayette County. The majority of the SPLOST revenue (the “70 percent” fund) is used to implement projects identified in the April 2003 Fayette County Transportation Plan. This includes new road construction; bridge, intersection and street improvement projects. These projects were agreed upon by elected City and County officials as providing value to the majority of citizens across the County and may span more than one jurisdiction. The remaining SPLOST revenue (the “30 percent” fund) is distributed among the cities and unincorporated County based on population. Individual governments determined the projects to fund with this money. SPLOST Revenue Listed below is a summary of SPLOST taxes collected over the five-year period. ---- 70% Share ---- -------------------- 30% Share ----------------- --- Fiscal Year County-Wide SPLOST Revenue Unincorporated SPLOST Revenue Municipal SPLOST Revenue 2005 $2,686,895.90 $555,957.14 $595,569.67 2006 $13,817,137.08 $2,858,963.06 $3,062,667.13 2007 $14,675,217.39 $3,036,512.13 $3,252,866.75 2008 $14,323,642.70 $2,963,766.29 $3,174,937.73 2009 $12,513,920.96 $2,589,309.00 $2,975,586.69 2010 $10,153,906.43 $2,100,988.27 $2,054,636.50 2011 Interest $133,039.35 $27,527.73 $23,751.79 Earned todate Other $3,994,627.12 $466,085.44 NA Revenue Received $652,921.11 $129,221.38 NA Total $72,951,308.04 $14,728,330.44 $15,140,016.26 The “30%” share of taxes was distributed per the following percentages: Brooks 0.61%, Fayetteville 12.22%, Unincorporated County 48.28%, Peachtree City 34.60% and Tyrone 4.29%. The Municipal column includes the sum of revenue to Brooks, Fayetteville, Peachtree City and Tyrone.