A group of parents and coaches of local youth swimmers spoke to the Appling County Commissioners at a regular monthly held on September 3. The group, led by Farris Dyal, asked the commissioners to provide funding of approximately $8,000.00 for the installation of heaters and covers at one of the county-owned public swimming pool. The group explained that this would allow local and area youth an opportunity to learn the sport of swimming year-round and better prepare swimmers for competition. The group also stated that there has been some interest in starting middle and high school swim teams in association with the Appling County School System.
The commissioners asked the group to present its findings back to the Appling County Recreation Authority and let the authority make a request to the commission.
Donald Williams addressed the board about his concerns regarding Lake Mayers. Williams told board members that he believes that the problem with Lake Mayers is the result of sewage drainage into the lake. He also stated that he had addresses these concerns for several years with the county’s health inspector that approved sewage systems in the area. Williams concluded his discussion by citing that he had noticed a number of manufactured homes in the county has out of date decals.
Appling County Extension Coordinator Janet Hollingsworth presented information to the commission regarding Walk Georgia. Hollingsworth explained that the goals of Walk Georgia, which is sponsored by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and its partners, are to help citizens develop regular physical activity habits, get healthier and more physically fit and to have fun. More information about the program can be found at www.walkgeorgia.org or by calling the Appling County Cooperative Extension at 367-8130. The commissioners approved and signed a proclamation recognizing the month of September as Walk Georgia month in Appling County.
Discussion regarding the Lake Tara/Dunns Lake dam was tabled as Appling County Manager Lee Lewis reported that there were no new developments regarding the dam.
The commissioners unanimously approved the purchase of a new pump for the Ten Mile Fire Department. The approved low bid was for $5,360.00.
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