The City of Cedartown was scheduled to get started this week with major sidewalk work. The sidewalks on the block surrounding the Polk County Historical Society, the former Hawkes Children’s Library, are being replaced at a cost of around $5,000. According to city commissioner John Barrett, the sidewalks could nearly nearly eighty years old and are in bad condition. Also on the list of improvements and repairs is a major upgrade to the popular water fountain at Peek Park. A new pump and control panel have been ordered for the dilapidated fountain that has been riddled with problems for the past few years. City maintenance staff said they hope to have the fountain up and running again by the weekend of July 4 — but it may be the week after that before the fountain is again functional. Numerous other projects are planned for this summer and later in the year, all funded by the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). In November 2007, the voters of Polk County approved a SPLOST referendum to raise an estimated $36 million in revenue for capital projects throughout the county. The one-cent sales tax collection began in July 2008 and will run for a 6-year period, ending in June 2014.