Board of Commissioners Hold work session Last Night…Look to meet with City on Development Authority

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners held a work session Thursday at 5 p.m. The agenda for the session included a request from residents and land owners of the Craft Ferry subdivision to address the commission regarding road conditions in the subdivision. The commissioners discussed and considered closing a 0.6-mile portion of Teasley Road beginning at its intersection with Coldwater Road. The board also reviewed and considered bids for the volunteer firefighters’ cancer insurance as required by a new state law.

Financial matters brought up for discussion included the fiscal year 2017 budget amendment were; bids for a new ambulance and fire truck and an amendment to the joint economic development budget for fiscal year 2018 to decide on funding for the Development Authority should the City of Elberton choose not to participate in the funding of the development Authority. County Commissioner Chris Alexander suggested that the County set up a meeting with the city to discuss the matters before the county makes a decision on how to move forward with funding the Economic Developer and the Authority. County administrator Bob Thomas agreed that he would contact the city officials to set a meeting as soon as possible. County attorney Bill Daughtry was questioned and discussed how the Development Authority might move forward without the City of Elberton’s participation from a legal standpoint in how the Development Authority is organized under state of Georgia law. Daughtry agreed to look into the matter in conjunction with the county setting up a meeting with the City officials.

The commissioners also discussed the reappointment of Horace Baker to the Elbert County Board of Tax Assessors for a new three-year term. The discussed and considered the 2019 transit contract with the state for Elbert County Transportation and a proposed agreement with Davis Systems to provide recycling of electronic devices on a daily basis. The Board of Commissioners regular meeting is scheduled for Monday at 5:30.

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