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State Expected to Add Montgomery Co to Disaster Declaration
Tuesday, 07 April 2009

April 7--  Montgomery County officials say they expect the state to add the county to a disaster declaration in the aftermath of last week's heavy rains.  County manager David Curry told the County Commission Tuesday that he toured the county with a representative of the Department of Transportation and  believes the county will be included.  The declaration allows the county to recoup some of the money it will take to repair washed out roads and culverts.

Also at their monthly meeting, commissioners started the ball rolling to change the county ordinance regarding the age of mobile homes allowed to locate in the county.  When adopted, the change will do away with the ten-year-old rule and allow mobile homes up to 15 years old to be located in Montgomery County.

The county is also changing the time of its monthly commission meetings.  Starting May 11th, the commission will meet the second Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the commission office in Mount Vernon.

The commission is working with the state reapportionment office in Atlanta to realign the voting districts for the county commission and board of education. Changes require action by the state legislature and approval of the U.S. Justice Department.

Also, Commission Chairman Brandon Braddy says the proposal to build a privately owned and operated jail in Montgomery County remains on hold pending financing.  The company which wants to build the jail is still optimistic the project will become reality when the economy improves.

 
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