Forsyth County’s Transportation Bond Affects Areas Near Lake Lanier

road ends in waterLake Lanier Association’s Executive Director Joanna Cloud always has good information to share with those who are concerned about Lake Lanier.  Joanna wants voters in Forsyth County, on the lake’s busy western shore, to be well informed about a proposed Transportation Bond that will be on the ballot on election day: Tuesday, November 4, 2014, whether they choose to vote for or against the bond.

The bond would provide up to $200 million in funding for projects in Forsyth County, several of which are in proximity to Lake Lanier.  Roughly $81 million is proposed for projects in partnership with the Georgia Department of Transportation, leveraging state and federal funding, with the remaining $119 million proposed for county projects.

For a home in Forsyth County valued at $250,000, the estimated impact on a tax bill is expected to be, on average, $121 per year for 20 years.

LLA’s three main goals are to keeping the lake full, clean and safe.  We are thankful for all of their efforts, especially for the annual Shore Sweep event they coordinate.

We are not asking you to vote one way or another, nor are we saying how we might choose to vote on this proposition.  This information is only presented with the hope that it will make you an informed voter.

The link below will list the different projects on the Transportation Bond that might be pursued if the voters in Forsyth County agree to fund the proposed projects.

Click Here for Forsyth County’s Transportation Bond Details


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