White sidewalks removed from SPLOST
by Mark Andrews
Oct 11, 2011 | 1273 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
White City Manager Jane Richards announced during Monday's city council meeting the city will not be seeing sidewalks as a result of the 2014 cycle of Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funds.

"We've still got two projects [through SPLOST] that we're very fortunate to have," Richards said.

The two projects approved include safety improvements to the Stamp Creek Road intersection and the high railroad crossings at Richards Road.

Mayor Chris Allen said while the council had suggested funds from the SPLOST to be approved for various transportation projects including sidewalks around the city, some projects did not make the cut.

"[Sidewalks] were approved on our [project list], but got kicked out by the [local SPLOST approval] board," Allen said.

The board agreed the city did need sidewalks for the safety of citizens.

"I know several elderly people that get out and walk," said councilwoman Lavonda Roberts. "It's a safety issue."

In other city of White news, the city approved a contract with the Georgia Department of Transportation for up to $8,731 to be spent by the state on approximately .160 mile resurfacing on School Street.

* The city also will discuss during next month's meeting plans for a community Christmas celebration.

* The city approved Oct. 23-31 as Red Ribbon Week.

The city will hold its next meeting Monday, Nov. 7.