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Stonecrest Mayor plans road improvements, public safety with SPLOST funds

Mayor Jason Lary joined several local mayors and political leaders yesterday at a press conference thanking the public for their support of the Special Local Option Sales Tax. Seventy percent of the voters throughout DeKalb County favored the SPLOST to fund capital improvements.

Stonecrest will receive more than $47 million over the next six years. The mayor said the funds will give the city the ability to address several neglected areas in the infrastructure, including paying roads, repairing potholes, improving transportation and enhancing public safety. "After the city's comprehensive assessment of road conditions, we will immediately work to resurface, patch and/or fill potholes. Road repairs are projected to start early next year," the mayor said. "We will move swiftly to engage the citizens of Stonecrest and with their input, complete a series of transportation improvement plans. Citizen participation will be needed in upcoming community meetings to ensure that our transportation plans are reflective of our needs," he added. The mayor said that in weeks to come, a Pothole Hotline will be created as well as a citizen-driven SPOST Oversight Committee.

Mayor Lary said that in the coming months, a feasibility study will be conducted to address the city's public safety needs. The study will provide information to guide the spending of funds for a new police department. Mayor Lary praised the city and county voters. SPLOST funds will make a huge difference in the continued progress of Stonecrest, according to the mayor.

Stonecrest Mayor plans road improvements