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Public hearing regarding proposed aquatic center to be held June 19

Citizens of Cairo are being encouraged to attend an important public hearing next Tuesday night, June 19 beginning at 6 p.m. in the city council chamber.
The Cairo City Council is hosting the public hearing on the 2008 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax Aquatic Center Project that was approved by local voters.
The proposed project is a joint city-county project and the Grady County Board of Commissioners has indicated to the city council the majority of the board desires to declare the project no longer feasible.
The county has proposed returning 39 percent of the SPLOST collections earmarked for the aquatic center to the city for the purpose of reducing ad valorem taxes.
Both the Grady County Commission and the Cairo City Council would have to agree to declaring that the project is no longer feasible and an election could be called for the voters to cast ballots for or against modifying the intergovernmental agreement and using the money to reduce ad valorem taxes rather than building the proposed aquatic center.
Should the city and county decide the project is no longer feasible and move forward with the resolution, the election likely would be held this November.
The city council chamber is located at 101-B North Broad Street inside the Roddenbery Building, next door to the Cairo Municipal Building.

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