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Commission to hear marina report
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The controversial county marina in the Cattle Hammock area will be part of a brief report the Liberty County commissioners expect to hear from the Department of Natural Resources at their meeting Tuesday.
The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the courthouse annex.
Shawn Jordan, who works on public boating access in Coastal Georgia for DNR, is scheduled to give the commission an update.
A school resource officer for Midway Middle School is also up for consideration Tuesday. The number of police calls to MMC apparently convinced the board of education to offer to put up about half the cost of an officer at the school and to look for a source of the rest of the funds needed.
Up to now, the county has assisted with funding SROs in the unincorporated area and Hinesville has done the in the city. Midway, however, has said it was unable to pay about $26,000 as its share of an SRO for MMC.
Two rezoning petitions are to come before the commissioners, both recommended for approval by the planning commission.
One is to rezone a Smiley Road parcel from agricultural residential to I-1 industrial and will allow eventual demolition of the Khalidi-Dykes barn to build warehouses.
A historic-structures report on the barn includes a rhetorical question, “Is it worth protecting — probably not.” The report says, “It is however, representative of a common type... and it tells something of the history ...”
Any industrial use of the property will require permission from the commissioners and compliance with the county ordinance governing the emission of smoke, glare and heat, odor, sewage, toxic gases and vibration.
The other petition would rezone three parcels on Highway 196 near Live Oak Church Road from agricultural residential to B-2 to allow the land to be used as parking and storage for All American Storage, and eventually for expansion of the storage business and All American Center.
Another agenda item considered likely to win approval is a proposal for the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center to produce the state-required joint solid waste management proposal. The cost of the plan, which will include the county and its six municipalities, is based on a $45,000 estimate.
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