New Striping Approved for Several County Roads
LaFAYETTE — Several Chambers County roads will be getting new striping and a couple will have pavement markers installed as well. County Engineer Josh Harvill said the highway department budget included up to $50,000 for such projects, and he offered a resolution to have striping done on County Road 11 (Waverly Road), County Road 279 (Ben Brown Road) and County Road 212 (State Line Road).
Additionally, County Road 208 (Phillips Road) and County Road 83 (Cusseta Road) will be striped and have pavement markers installed in the middle of the pavement. Harvill estimated the work would cost around $45,000 and will cover 32.6 miles. Commissioner Charlie Williams said the striping is a big benefit for drivers on dark county roads.
Commission Chairman Debbie Wood noted it’s also helpful for pedestrians walking along roads. Harvill said in the future the county might want to consider including striping in its paving contracts. The resolution was adopted unanimously.
Revenue Commissioner Wendy Williams presented her final settlement report on property taxes to the commission, which approved submission of the report to the state. Williams said the county had no insolvencies and only $83.16 in taxes was involved in litigation. Sixty-one parcels were sold at auction, she said, and already owners have paid on seven or eight of those.
Wood offered a report from Community Corrections Director Molly Riser. The report showed there are 20 active inmates in the county program and it has already generated $6,000 in revenue. The goal is to have 70 enrolled in the work release program by the end of the year.
In other action at Monday’s meeting the commissioners:
- Reappointed Valley Police Chief Tommy Weldon to the 911 Board.
- Approved an update of the county’s Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan is required for the county to qualify for federal Emergency Management Agency funding.
- Authorized a contract with Volkert Engineering to serve as construction manager for work on the Chambers County Detention Facility.
- Were advised by County Attorney Skip McCoy that he is working on local legislation that would enable the county to address dilapidated property issues.
- Were advised by Harvill that the highway department had had a good meeting with landowners who will be affected by the Phillips Road project. He said when that project is completed, along with extensive road resurfacing in the area, that Huguley will see a lot of very positive changes.