PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release
Contact: Shawn Gillen, City Manage
Tybee Island SPLOST Funding Request
The Chatham County Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax 7 referendum will be on the ballot this November. If approved, it is expected to generate nearly $400 million dollars. The City of Tybee Island has submitted the following requests to Chatham County for funding via SPLOST:
*Public Safety facilities & equipment
*Road & Drainage improvements
*Water & Sewer infrastructure
*Recreation facilities & improvements
The total amount allocated for these projects is $3,944,653 dollars.
About Tybee Island, GA.: The City of Tybee Island, Georgia is on the outermost barrier island off the Savannah area coast. With a wild bird sanctuary, over three miles of ocean beaches, and salt marshes on the back river, outdoor recreation activities abound for visitors to the island. As a key defense point to the important Savannah port, Tybee’s Fort Screven, Tybee Post Theater, Fort Pulaski, and the Tybee Island and Cockspur Lighthouses combine with the unique architectures of the island’s raised cottages to form a rich backdrop for history buffs. Attracting a strong artistic community, there are several local supporting art galleries. Keeping the island interesting year round are several arts festivals, the Annual Pirate Fest, the Beach Bum Parade, St Patrick’s Day celebrations, the Hot Rod Run, the Beach Bash, and the Christmas Parade, as well as fireworks displays on Independence and New Year’s Days off the Walter W. Parker Pier and Pavilion. The Marine Science Center cooperates with Georgia’s DNR to protect threatened sea turtle species by searching for nests, protecting their eggs, and making sure hatchlings make it to sea. For visitor information, stop by http://www.tybeevisit.com/, and to find more about the City of Tybee Island, visit our web site at http://www.cityoftybee.org/.