Bartow County Commissioner Clarence Brown signed contracts with multiple agencies during a Wednesday morning called meeting.
A contract was signed awarding a bid to C & L Contractors for the expansion of a water line at Phoenix Air. The repairs are expected to bring 30 jobs to the area and cost $14,627.77. Brown said the hangar where the expansion is needed is a location where aircraft jets are repaired.
Along with the airport water line expansion, the Transit Department will be receiving a shuttle van with a wheelchair lift per a contract with the Department of Transportation.
A contract with the DOT was signed on another matter as well. The DOT will fund the cost to resurface approximately 12 miles of county roads totaling $717,505.51 while the county will supply the labor required for the job. Those roads are Fairmount, Macedonia, Smith, Taylorsville Macedonia and Taylorsville.
An ordinance requiring banks to enter foreclosed properties onto a registry also was signed by the commissioner. Brown said this ordinance will help the county in discovering who the owners of foreclosed homes are when those properties need to be maintained.
Noting the problems the county has had in finding people responsible for the properties, Brown said this registry will require someone to claim ownership and keep the yards of vacant homes neat.