Mon., January 16, 2012 7:32am (EST)

Emergency Radios On Macon's Tax List
By Associated Press
Updated: 3 years ago

MACON, Ga.  —  
The city expects to get about $67 million during the six year life of a special purpose local option sales tax. Officials are putting a new emergency radio system at the top of their wish list for the tax. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/popefelix/4846903027/>Kit Peters via Flickr</a>.)
The city expects to get about $67 million during the six year life of a special purpose local option sales tax. Officials are putting a new emergency radio system at the top of their wish list for the tax. (Photo Courtesy of Kit Peters via Flickr.)
A new emergency radio system is at the top of a wish list for Macon politicians seeking what projects will be funded by the special purpose local option sales tax.

Mayor Robert Reichert and other officials used the second day of a retreat this weekend to talk about the system and other projects.

The officials also want to use the funding to improve the storm water system, pay off more debt, enhance the Second Street corridor and upgrade the City Auditorium and the Macon Coliseum.

The city expects to get about $67 million during the six year life of the tax. Some of those projects could get funding within months with the prospective sale of $18 million in bonds.