The overwhelming majority of the projected public works money from SPLOST VII would go toward vehicle purchases: Four refuse trucks ($960,000), two rear-end loaders ($330,000), two front-end loaders ($530,000), a Pelican sweeper ($165,000) and three claw trucks ($435,000). The remaining $80,000 would be set aside for miscellaneous expenses.
The Valdosta Fire Department’s SPLOST VII funds would purchase four replacement pumper fire trucks at roughly $400,000 apiece and a 100-foot aerial truck for $1.1 million. The remaining $1.5 million would go toward the countywide radio system upgrade.
Water & Sewer
While $3.4 million is allocated toward inflow and infiltration repairs, $52 million would go toward debt repayment, the force main project, and the relocation and building of the new Withlacoochee Plant.
Administration’s half a million would go toward replacing network equipment, purchasing court software, and other technology, hardware and software upgrades.
Parks & Recreation
All of the $1 million Parks & Recreation would receive would go toward the maintenance of existing parks.
Mathis City Auditorium
An estimated $250,000 would go to repairs and renovation for Mathis, including roof repair and restroom renovation.
Finally, half-a-million dollars would be set aside for miscellaneous projects in Downtown Valdosta.