The ever-popular subject of roads took up much of Monday’s county commission meeting, since the group had scheduled a one-hour work session on roads from 9 to 10 a.m., then agreed to have another one-hour work session on dirt roads at its next meeting, March 19.
Originally, the recreation commission was scheduled to be the topic at that work session, but the commissioners agreed that the dirt road plan is more important.
At Monday’s meeting the commissioners discussed how to best allocate the $204,111 that will remain from the 2005 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). Of the roads originally publicized to be on that list, Deerfield Farms and Post Roads remain untouched with SPLOST funds.
Commissioners had agreed some time ago that they would not attempt to triple-surface all of Deerfield Farms Road, just the area where there is a concentration of population.
Commissioners discussed how long the area on Deerfield Farms is, and no one knew. Commission Chairman Alan Cox asked if the county engineer had looked at the road.
Commissioners talked about doing reclamation on each side of the bridges on Post Road, the worst area on the road, which is estimated to cost about $125,000. County Manager Greg Wood said that the approaches to the bridges are where the worst patching is. (more)