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Lighting Approved for Rec Complex
Wednesday, 22 April 2009

April 22--  A week after Toombs County turned downed Vidalia's request for financial help with lighting of a new recreation complex, the Vidalia city council agreed to finance the nearly $190,000 lighting project.

Vidalia Rec Director Tommy Sasser told the city council lighting was holding up construction of the project.  He said the city sought county participation since all adults in the county will be using the softball complex.  

Musco Lighting headquartered in Oskaloosa, Iowa has the city contract to do the work.

ImageMcLendon Enterprises is clearing the site for sports fields and is building a concession stand and control tower.

The city is investing $1.8 million dollars in the 104-acrea site located on the Ezra Taylor Road between Vidalia and Lyons.  Previously the county commission agreed to pave the road leading to the complex, but has yet to take any action on the road according to Vidalia city manager Bill Torrance.

Toombs County Manager Doug Eaves reports the county plans to pre-engineer the road project by the end of the year.  He says it will be submitted to the state to be evaluated as part of a request for state funding.

At its called meeting Tuesday, the Vidalia council approved some changes to its recently approved sign ordinance.  City councilmember Lisa Chesser says the new city law will help enforcement with some sign-builders whom she said had shown "total disregard" with some of the law's provisions.

In addition to regulating the size and location of electronic signs, the law prohibits the placement of disposable signs on city right of way.

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