Recently, Appling County, specifically District Five was awarded a $225,000.00 Local Maintenance and Improvement Award (GMIG). This was a grant for widening County Farm Road. The work was recently completed after about a two to three week period. I was astonished to see the amount of debris left by the contractor, strewn along the shoulder of the road. There was dirt, grass clumps and small to medium size asphalt clumps. It is, and still remains an eyesore, and will be detrimental to the safety of passing motorist utilizing the roadway to travel, as our county employees go about bush hogging the roadside grass. The asphalt rocks could easily be thrown from the blades and hit bypassing vehicles, not to mention the damage that will be done to county equipment.
Well, surely I thought, the contractor would complete the cleanup process too, but NO, I learned that our Road Department employees would be cleaning up after the contractor and are preforming the cleanup as of this writing.
This was a lot of money to award a company and they not complete the job and cleanup after the construction was completed. Why was the cleanup not part of the contract or was it? Is this the type county management we can expect from our elected officials and our County Manager?