During the Appling County Board of Commissioner’s regularly scheduled meeting, held on Tuesday, August 7, a motion was made by Commissioner Sarah Boatright, with a second by Commissioner Theodore Wilkerson, to purchase security cameras to be placed outside the Appling County Courthouse, Courthouse Annex, City Gym and concession area at the recreation complex. The winning bid for the system was submitted by Twin Communications for $11,730.00 and will be paid through contingency funds due to not being a budgeted item.
Monroe Crosby came before the Commissioners to share his concerns about the paving of Omega Cemetery Road. Crosby stated that the paving of the road would ruin the work that he has invested into his property over the past few years and would cause the removal of trees planted by his grandfather. He stated that with the paving of the road would come higher speeds and a higher volume of traffic, which would endanger the children in the area. He asked why the road needed to be paved and would like it to remain as a dirt road.
Patricia Scarborough also came before the Commissioners with concerns of paving Omega Cemetery Road stating that her son, Monroe Crosby, and herself are the only two that have not signed to allow the road to be paved due to the belief that other roads throughout Appling County are in worse condition and need to be paved first. She also stated that since 1957 they have not had any issues in traveling the road.
The commissioners approved the bid from McClendon Enterprises for the amount of $457,236.20 for the CDBG Water and Sewer project.
A motion was made to approve the addition of 37.5 miles to the current road resurfacing contract that is currently being completed. The motion was approved unanimously.
The low bid from Lasseter Equipment for a John Deere Gator for the amount of $9,200.00 was unanimously approved. The Gator will be used at the recreation complex.
A motion was made to approve the contract of the Bacon PDC work detail for the upcoming year for the amount of $39,500.00 and was approved by all commissioners.
Vickie Dyal was reappointed to the DFCS Board of Directors by the commission.
New executive session ordinances changes were unanimously approved.
The Commissioners went into an Executive Session to discuss personnel. No action was taken.