By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Cobbtown TIA balance is over $18,000

The City of Cobbtown’s Transportation Investment Act (TIA) balance sits at $18,391.48 as of October 3, 2022. 

The one percent regional TIA sales tax funds transportation improvements in each region, Tattnall being Region 9 (Heart of Georgia). 

At the September 12, 2022, Cobbtown Council meeting, Mayor Bobby Collins stated the city will bank their Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG) funds for three years, but projects will be discussed after the first of the year in 2023.  

The city must apply for LMIG funds and indicate they would like to combine the funds for three years.  A project must be included with the LMIG application; however, Sikes Brothers has not responded to the city’s request for bids to repair city streets. Those streets that need repair are: Kie Sikes Road, Strickland Street, and Mark Collins Road. They also would like to pave some areas at the Cobbtown Fire Department.

Cobbtown may be able to combine their project with other municipalities and receive a lower rate for the project. The city is working with Georgia State Senator Blake Tillery and Georgia State Representative Leesa Hagan.