The SPLOST Oversight Committee consists of volunteer citizens who serve on subcommittees. The Oversight Committee meets quarterly to discuss and vote on the subcommittees’ recommendations. Once the Oversight Committee approves recommendations they present them to the Board of Commissioners to follow County protocol and procurement procedures. The different subcommittees meet monthly to discuss project details, implementation and progress.”
SPLOST Subcommittees & Meeting Schedules
Finance: Chairperson: Fred Straub
The Finance Subcommittee works along with the county’s Finance Department to ensure that revenues collected by the state are properly allocated to the SPLOST budget and monitors the subcommittees’ budgets. The committee and Finance Department publish the official quarterly SPLOST collection report containing the collections and the debt service requirement.
Meets the third Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Rockdale County Finance Department, Third Floor, Suite 300, in the Administrative Services Building, 958 Milstead Avenue.
Transportation: Chairperson: Mike Houchard
The Transportation Subcommittee works with the Rockdale Department of Transportation to identify and make improvements to roadways including resurfacing, maintenance, widening, and other enhancements.
Meets the third Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the Rockdale County Government Annex building, 1400 Parker Road.
Sheriff: Chairperson: Charles Staples
The Sheriff Subcommittee works as an advisory board for SPLOST public safety projects. This committee, alongside the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, makes suggestions to the SPLOST Oversight Committee for allocation to fund public safety projects.
Meets the third Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Administration Building, 911 Chambers Drive.
Fire and 911: Chairperson: Bill Hughey
The Fire and 911 Subcommittee is in charge of making suggestions for improvement to the 911 systems and Rockdale County Fire-Rescue to ensure the safety of citizens.
Meets the first Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at Fire-Rescue Headquarters, Station #7, 1496 Rockbridge Road.
Parks and Recreation: Chairperson: Craig McCullough
The Parks and Recreation Subcommittee works with the county’s Recreation and Maintenance Department to use SPLOST funding for park improvements. These projects include facility renovations, landscaping, and improvements to the trail system.
Meets every third Monday at 6:00 p.m. at the Johnson Park Recreation Center, 1781 Ebenezer Road.
Water: Chairperson: William Campbell
The Water Subcommittee works along with Rockdale Water Resources to make improvements to the county’s water systems. The subcommittee makes suggestions to the Oversight Committee for approval of several types of projects including repairing and replacing pipes and improving leakage problems with the water and sewerage systems.
Meets the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Sheriff’s South Precinct, 3552 Hwy 20 SE.
Communications: Chairperson: Christina Heyman
The Communications Subcommittee works with the county to disseminate information about the Oversight Committee and subcommittees, to inform citizens about community projects, and to share other SPLOST related information with Rockdale residents.
Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Recreation and Maintenance office at 1329 Portman Drive, Suite J.