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Long County commission supports study on ‘inaccurate’ census figures

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POSTED: July 5, 2011 9:41 a.m.

The Long County Commission voted at its June meeting to support a study that the Fort Stewart Growth Management Partnership has proposed regarding the population figures in the area. 

The purpose of the study is to assess the impact of low population estimates due to deployed military personnel.   

According to earlier reports, officials from the region believe the population figures from the 2010 Census are not accurate and fair due to the number of soldiers who were deployed.

The study will look at how these population estimates will affect Long and Liberty counties. 

After a brief discussion, Commissioner Clifton DeLoach  made a motion to pay the FSGMP $1,102 for the study.

Commissioner Andy Fuller seconded the motion, and all of the commissioners voted in favor of the measure.

In other news:

• On behalf of Towrific Towing, Bruce Ballance asked the commission why he still isn’t on the county’s rotating list for wreckers. Commission Chairman Bobby Walker said the issue would be resolved.

• Walker reported that changes in the solid-waste convenience centers were being considered, including a convenience center in the Sand Hill community.

• The commission approved the Department of Transportation contract for the paving project on Wilkerson Road.

• The commission reappointed William Miller to the Coastal Workforce Board and the Coastal Regional Commission Board.

•  The commission appointed Brent Klinedinst to the library board.

 

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