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BALDWIN COUNTY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Baldwin County Chamber gathered Wednesday to provide an update on the county’s progress.
County manager Carlos Tobar wanted to give the commissioners and attendees an overview of the top issues, which included possibly incorporating a 1-cent sales tax on transportation.
Tobar says the TSPLOST was on the 2018 ballot but did not pass. He hopes to propose it appear on the 2021 ballot.
“One of the things we learned — because I went to a meeting last week — there were people complaining about the roads,” Tobar said. “I asked, ‘Did you vote for the TSPLOST?’ And they say, ‘No I didn’t.‘ We have to educate the public on what that means.”
He mentioned the county has many needs, including drainage issues and road repairs.
In order to help with the drainage issues, Tobar says the county must install water meters to detect leaks.
Starting next week, 400-thousand feet of sewer lines will be installed.
The next State of Baldwin County meeting happens in March 2022.