The City of Rome plans to resurface several main roadways in the upcoming year using $419 thousand in funds provided by the state motor fuel tax. That number is up from $317 thousand in 2016. Repaving of these four roadways will total an estimated $572 thousand, leaving the city to pick up 30 percent of the project costs after state funds are applied. Some other smaller projects could be accomplished with $280 thousand in S.P.L.O.S.T (special local option sales tax) funds.
Here are the results from the contested local elections in Floyd County from the November 8 general election.
With the 2016 election cycle going into the home stretch, Floyd County Democrats, and Republicans are both set to open up temporary headquarters. The Floyd County Democratic Party will launch their new office on Saturday, September 3 at 10am. The office will be located at 1902 Turner McCall Blvd. SW in Rome.
The 12th annual Floyd County Republican Party Tillman Hangar Rally is set for Saturday, August 13. Gates open at 10am with program beginning at 11am. The Tillman Hangar is located at the Russell Regional Airport/Towers Field at 304 Russell Field Road NE in Rome off Highway 27 above Armuchee.
The Rome City Commission has proposed a 1.5 mill increase in the property tax rate for city residents. A final vote wouldn't take place until July after three advertised public hearings take place, as required, with a final vote expected by July 25. Dates and times fort he three public hearings had not been finalized at the time of this report.
Here are the latest May 24 primary election results for county, state, and federal offices to decide what candidates will appear on the ballot in the November general election:
With just three days left of early voting before the May 24th primary election, the Floyd County Board of Elections has had over 1,000 people vote so far. As of May 17, Floyd County has seen 1,037 in-person voters and has mailed out 297 absentee ballots, according to Floyd County Elections Clerk Donna Brandon.
The Rome TEA Party will host a Candidate Town Hall featuring four County Commission and four County Board of Education candidates on Thursday, April 28th, 6:00-8:00 PM at Shalom Rome 710 East First Street.
Rome City Manager Sammy Rich delivered his 2016 "State of the City" address before the Rome City Commission on Monday night.
On "Super Tuesday," Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won big with Floyd County voters in the Presidential preference primary. The county-by-county results show both Clinton and Trump with big leads over opponents across most of the state of Georgia, and Floyd County was no different.