The Hwy. 278 Community Improvement District has the resolutions it needs to head to the Georgia state Legislature in late January or early February.
The group, which consists of businesses in stretching on Hwy. 278 from Interstate 20 exit 90 along 278 to site of former Walmart then up Ga. 142 to Lochridge industrial park, unanimously had motions made at the Board of Commission Tuesday and the Covington City Council Monday.
The self-taxing group is aiming to levy an extra tax on businesses in the district, ranging from what has bene mentioned as 3-5 percent.
According to the group’s Chairman, Jimmy Tanner, From Newton Federal, the CID has had four meetings with owners of commercial properties, and 22 percent of property owners have signed pledges to be involved in the CID.
“We’re excited about this public-private partnership and how it can impact the community,” Tanner said.