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Toombs County Commission Meets
Wednesday, 18 June 2014

June 18--  Toombs County businesses who want new beer and wine licenses will have to alert the public to their intentions under an ordinance approved Tuesday by the Toombs County Commission.

The new beer and wine law requires a license seeker to advertise the request for two weeks in the local newspaper.  It also requires a background check on the store manager if that person is different from the owner.

In other actions at its June meeting:

*The county got a clean bill of health on its annual audit.

*Contracts were awarded to McLendon Enterprises of Vidalia to expand the county landfill and to Harry Moses Construction of Vidalia for an addition to the county health department building to make room for the Mercy Medical Clinic.

*Approved a resolution to borrow $5 million from local banks to pay for the landfill construction project.

*Added a position for an assistant director in the Toombs County EMS.

*Approved $12,000 for McLendon Enterprises to do repair work on the Vidalia-Cedar Crossing Road.

*Approved $629,863 to purchase equipment for the Public Works Department including a bulldozer, road grader, compactor, passenger truck and dump truck.

*Approved $225,000 as the county's share of the budget for the Middle Judicial Circuit District Attorney.

*Increased the annual salary of the county manager by 5%.

*Declared surplus the Ohoopee voting precinct building.

*Renewed the county's liability insurance for $168,000 annual premium.

County manager John Jones informed the commissioners:

*Striping of county roads should be completed in July at the latest.

*Sales tax revenue is running about 6% lower that last year.

*The county is saving about 2% on health insurance this year.

*Work is continuing on obtaining right of way for paving of the Ezra Taylor Road.

Toombs County Clerk of Court Chess Fountain alerted the commission that storage space is reaching a critical stage in the courthouse for records required by law.  He says some solutions are needed within the next 12 months.

County chairman Blake Tillery appointed commissioners Jeff McCormick and Darriel Nobles to develop criteria the county will use to decide which dirt roads in the county have priority for paving.

ImageToombs County EMS Lieutenant Dusty Findley (red shirt) was named the County Employee of the Month. 

 
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