Brown approves resurfacing of 10 miles of county roads
by Shaka S. Lias
Mar 10, 2011 | 2193 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A hearing was held Wednesday morning during the Bartow County commissioner's meeting about the abandonment of a section of Harrison Road. Commissioner Clarence Brown heard from Reuben Peeks, who wants to fence off the area and use it for an annual community picnic.

"There are a lot of kids in the neighborhood and we bring them in once a year to have a reunion," Peek told the commissioner.

Peek said there is no alcohol drinking or loud music. "We come in, have a good time, clean up and go."

The area is quiet and Peek said he'd like to keep it that way.

Peter Olson, attorney for the county, said the decision is up to the owner of the adjacent property. "If they agree to let the community use it you can, but it's up to them."

Peeks said everyone is on one accord. "We all want the same thing -- we all will go in together and build the fence."

In other county news:

* Brown approved entering into an agreement with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency Office of Homeland Security to accept grant funds for the purchase of search and rescue equipment to be used by Bartow County Fire Department in the amount of $100,000.

* Malt beverage licenses for Acworth Fish Camp and Jenny's Food Mart were issued.

* Brown said, "It's been a long time coming," but a contract to construct a tire wash at the Bartow County Solid Waste Facility was approved. The agreement is with Graham Commercial Contractors, LLC for $283,255.

Rip Conner with BCSW said the funds are from the last part of a 2008 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

* Brown approved an agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation to resurface more than 10 miles of county roads. He said GDOT will pay $499,457 to resurface the three roads.