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County looking at abandoned mobile homes, possible liens
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When the Liberty County Commission meets Tuesday, Oct. 22, one measure they will consider is implementing a state provision aimed at reducing the number of derelict or abandoned mobile homes.

The commissioners are considering using a tool created by the General Assembly in 2018 to place liens on the mobile homes. Under the provisions of House Bill 381signed into law by Governor Brian Kemp in May of 2018 and became effective May 1, 2019 as the Abandoned Mobile Act.

County inspections Chief Paul Zechman is expected to be named as the county’s agent for actions under the measure.

County Engineer Trent Long will present roads considered for priority in use of the County’s DOT Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant funds. They include the Olive Street/Stafford Street intersection, the Olive Street/Cherrydale Street intersection, Mount Olivet Church Road, Pioneer Road and Youmans Road,

The commissioners agreed to the allocation of LMIG cash for Commission Districts 1, 3, 4 and 5. The county will provide a 30 percent match to the state fund. Having passed a Transportation Special Option Local Option Sales Tax was thought to allow Liberty County to make a 10 percent instead 0f 30 percent.

The county’s state-mandated five-year work plan, part of the comprehensive plan, is on the agenda for the Oct. 22 session.

The county commission will resume its regular first-Tuesday-of-each-month and third-Thursday-of-each month sessions in November.

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