SPLOST VIII

SPLOST VIII Projects

Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) projects are divided into county-wide projects (projects that benefit all communities) and specific unincorporated/municipal projects. Generally, the cost of county-wide projects has been deducted from the estimate total amount to be collected with the balance of the funds being distributed to the unincorporated/municipal projects on a population basis*. The final project list for SPLOST VIII is listed below.

Graph Showing County Population by Entity

EntityPopulation
Kingsland15,946
St. Marys17,121
Unincorporated Camden County16,034
Woodbine1,412
Total50,513

*Source: 2010 US Census

SPLOST VIII Projects

SPLOST VIII County-Wide Level Two (2) Projects

Level Two (2)** SPLOST projects are considered to be county-wide projects that will benefit the citizens of the entire county. 

PriorityProjectEstimated Costs
1Public Safety Radio Communications System (PDF)
$1,000,000
2Ambulances - County-Wide EMS (PDF)
$1,250,000
Superior Court Record Preservation (PDF)
$550,000
4Property Acquisition (PDF)
$1,500,000
5Library Renovation/Design (PDF)$400,000
6Highway 17 (Blue Bridge) Boat Ramp/Parking (PDF)
$250,000
7Public Health Department Facility (PDF)
$1,200,000
8Public Safety Complex - E-911/EMA (PDF)
$4,100,000

Total County-Wide Level Two (2) Funds$10,250,000

**County shall receive $10,250,000.00 for pre-determined County-Wide Projects as agreed in the Intergovernmental Agreement at a collection rate of 35 percent of all SPLOST proceeds until all County-Wide Level Two projects are completely funded. The remaining 65 percent of all SPLOST proceeds, up to $47,000,000.00, will be distributed amongst the municipalities, county and PSA according to the Schedule in Exhibit B. 

After all Level Two projects have been completely funded and a collection of $49,100,000.00 has been reached, including the $2,100,000.00 for the Public Safety Complex – E911 / EMA, the remaining $5,900,000.00 will be distributed among the three municipalities and the county at the 2010 U.S. Census Population Distribution.

Unincorporated Camden County Projects

Renovations, construction, extensions, and improvements of areas including, but not limited to:

ProjectsEstimated Costs
Camden County Government Buildings and Offices;$2,931,000
Camden County roads, streets, bridges, and drainage projects to include but not limited to paving and re-surfacing;$4,155,000
Upgrading and purchasing of County equipment, vehicles, and technology.$5,440,599

After deducting the Level Two project funding ($10,250,000.00), Camden County shall receive 28.99% of the net proceeds up to the first $47,000,000.00; estimated amount of $10,653,939.00. Once the initial $47,000,000.00 has been reached, Camden County shall receive $2,100,000.00 for the construction of the Public Safety Complex – E911 / EMA, before any other distributions are made to any municipalities. Thereafter, Camden County shall receive 31.74% of the next $5,900,000.00; estimated amount of $1,872,660.00.

Camden County Public Service Authority (PSA) Projects

Renovations, construction, extensions, and improvements of areas including, but not limited to:

ProjectsEstimated Costs
Recreation Center;$900,000
Kingsland Catfish Park;$65,000
Kingsland Lions Park;$65,000
Gum Shoe Trail;$50,000
Harrietts Bluff Park;$25,000
Howard Peeples Park;$150,000
Maple Ford Park;$10,000
Tarboro Mary B. Smart Park;$15,000
Temple Landing Boat Ramp;$50,000
St. Marys Recreation Park;$370,000
Woodbine Lions Club Park;$165,000
Other Park Improvements; and$245,000
Public Service Authority Equipment and Vehicles.$510,000

After deducting the Level Two project funding ($10,250,000.00), Public Service Authority (PSA) shall receive 7.27% of the net proceeds up to the first $47,000,000.00; estimated amount of $2,670,000.00. Thereafter, all funding shall cease from the 2019 SPLOST.

City of Kingsland

ProjectsEstimated Costs
Buildings (Upgrades and Remodel); $1,250,000
Machinery and Equipment;$1,478,465
Road and Drainage Projects;$4,812,630
Re-surfacing Projects;$1,117,000
Sidewalk Projects; and$565,000
Water and Sewer Projects$3,235,000

After deducting the Level Two project funding ($10,250,000.00), City of Kingsland shall receive 28.83% of the net proceeds up to the first $47,000,000.00; estimated amount of $10,595,465.00. Once the initial $47,000,000.00 has been reached, Camden County shall receive $2,100,000.00 for the construction of the Public Safety Complex – E911 / EMA, before any other distributions are made to any municipalities. Thereafter, City of Kingsland shall receive 31.57% of the next $5,900,000.00; estimated amount of $1,862,630.00.

City of St. Marys

Projects
Estimated Costs
Retirement of Existing General Obligation Bond debt for the City of St. Marys for Water and Sewer Capital Projects.$9,600,00
Improvements, construction, rehabilitation, renovation, mitigation, and/or expansion of roads, streets, bridges, sidewalks, multi-use trails, water and sewer projects, storm water drainage facilities, flood mitigation projects, port and harbor facilities, recreational projects and Marsh Walk.$2,525,739
Equipment/Vehicles and capital outlay projects to be owned and/or operated by St. Marys, including without limitation, acquisition of fire trucks, police cars, maintenance vehicles, technology upgrades and other major equipment; improvements, construction, repair, and rehabilitation of City facilities, structures, and property such as Orange Hall, Waterfront Park, demolition of Weed Street Wastewater Treatment Plant, Docks, Meeting Street Dock Restrooms, Cemetery and signage.$1,250,000

After deducting the Level Two project funding ($10,250,000.00), City of St. Marys shall receive 30.96% of the net proceeds up to the first $47,000,000.00; estimated amount of $11,376,229.00. Once the initial $47,000,000.00 has been reached, Camden County shall receive $2,100,000.00 for the construction of the Public Safety Complex – E911 / EMA, before any other distributions are made to any municipalities. Thereafter, City of St. Marys shall receive 33.89% of the next $5,900,000.00; estimated amount of $1,999,510.00.

City of Woodbine

Projects
Estimated Costs
Improvements, construction, rehabilitation, mitigation, enhancements, and/or expansion of roads, streets, signage, bridges, sidewalks, water and sewer projects, storm water drainage facilities and flood mitigation projects.$1,085,000
Improvement, construction, rehabilitation, renovation, mitigation, enhancements and/or expansion of waterfront facilities, the Downtown Area, River Walk, and recreational projects.$25,000
Equipment/Vehicles and Capital Outlay Projects to be owned and/or operated by Woodbine, including without limitation, acquisition of maintenance vehicles, administrative vehicles, machinery, technology upgrades and other major equipment.    $509,567

After deducting the Level Two project funding ($10,250,000.00), City of Woodbine shall receive 3.96% of the net proceeds up to the first $47,000,000.00; estimated amount of $1,454,367.00. Once the initial $47,000,000.00 has been reached, Camden County shall receive $2,100,000.00 for the construction of the Public Safety Complex – E911 / EMA, before any other distributions are made to any municipalities. Thereafter, City of Woodbine shall receive 2.80% of the next $5,900,000.00; estimated amount of $165,200.00.