2008-01-09 / Front Page

City, county to study fire agreement

County commission chairman Richard Ward appointed Hank Jester and Perry Jarrett at Monday night's meeting to meet with City of Blakely representatives Charles Middleton and Torré Mills to study the current intergovernmental agreement regarding fire services in Blakely and Early County.

The commissioners gave the go ahead to the county road department to begin repair work on Colomokee Church Road where the road crosses Little Kolomoki Creek. The work is expected to cost approximately $26,000 and is covered by SPLOST funding.

The commissioners also approved the 2008 fee schedule for environmental health services offered by the local health department. These services include well site evaluation, soil percolation tests and septic tank permits. Most fees remain unchanged. Those increasing include subdivision plan review, mobile home subdivision plan review, food safety certificate replacement and waiver/variance application fee.

The commissioners approved a move of retirement benefits accrued during county employment of public safety personnel prior to the law enforcement merger to the department of public safety's retirement plan.

The intergovernmental agreement for the department of public safety was also approved pending review by County Attorney Bill Mills.

Wayne Coachman was introduced as the new family and consumer science staff member at the Early County Extension Office by Brian Cresswell, extension agent.

The commission tabled appointment of a recreation board representative to replace James Cannon and appointed the chamber of commerce's president, expected to begin work in February, as the public representative to the RDC board.

Code Enforcement

The Early County Code Enforcement Office reports 14 permits were issued in December.

Among those permits were mobile home permits on Damascus/Hilton Road, Pizzpore Road, Highway 62 and Old Columbia Road. Home permits were issued for sites on Old Lucile Road, Sunnyside Lane and Jakin Road. Cabin permits were issued for sites on Old Lucile Road and Waterfront Lane.

Shop permits were issued for properties on Jakin Road, Second Kolomoki Road and Highway 216.

Three junk vehicles were removed from Highway 45 and one was removed from Fryer Road.

A citation for illegal dumping was issued to an Ashford, Ala., resident for illegal dumping at Lotts in Hilton.

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