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Facility needed for animal control
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Feb 06, 2014 | 1191 views | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A committee of citizens concerned with animal control and a need for a new facility discusses how to present their ideas to the Jones County Board of Commissioners with the goal of being included in uses for one-cent sales tax collections.
A committee of citizens concerned with animal control and a need for a new facility discusses how to present their ideas to the Jones County Board of Commissioners with the goal of being included in uses for one-cent sales tax collections.
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A group of Jones County citizens concerned with animal control met recently to discuss how to go about getting a new facility on the list for the upcoming renewal of the Special Lost Option Sales Tax.

Jones County’s Board of Commissioners have started meeting to discuss the needs for the one-cent sales tax collections, which is expected to total $12 million with approximately $9 million of that earmarked for county projects.

The City of Gray will receive a share of the sales tax proceeds, and the amount of that share is also under negotiations.

The election for the SPLOST renewal is anticipated to take place in May, and it is required that the capital projects funded by the sales tax be listed on the ballot.

The Jan. 9 meeting consisted of a small group of stakeholders in Jones County’s animal control, including the county’s animal control manager, Jennifer Giddens, and two local veterinarians.

Commissioner Jonathan Pitts is the chairman of the county committee and started the meeting with a statement that the North Gray Bypass, which is expected to start construction later this year, will create a need for a new building.

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