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Crisp County Commissioners hold public hearing for new business

By Erica O’Neal, Managing Editor

CORDELE– On Tuesday, July 17 Crisp County Commissioners held a public hearing to hear the request from Heritage Management Group, Inc. to rezone property from Office Instiutional to Heavy Commercial. A new trucking and courier service (specialized freight trucking company) business is proposed to come once the rezoning takes place. The property Heritage Management Group wants to have rezoned is located on the Northeast side of Greer Street and 8th Avenue and West of I-75. Commissioners will be voting on a decision at the next meeting.

Commissioners approved to ratify a drug court grant of FY19 and then approved the FY19 Supplemental Grant for Drug Court. Commissioners voted to renew the lease with Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare.

Commissioners approved to ratify a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) for the lightning protection system.

Crisp County Administrator Tom Patton informed commissioners that the Crisp County Recreation Department is waiting on approval of a grant for Pickens Pool before moving forward with a bidder.

So far about $255,000 will be going to the improvement plan for the Crisp County-Cordele Airport.

Patton also highlighted awareness of vandalism in public parks in the county. According to Patton, Crisp County has to spend between $5,000 to $10,000 per month in repairs from damage by vandals.

The next Crisp County Commissioner meeting will be Tuesday, August 14 at the Crisp County Commissioners Office located at 210 7th St. North #303 beginning at 9 a.m.