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Commissioners to hold annual planning session for MidCoast
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After honoring veteran Flemington Mayor Sandra Martin for service and observing the county’s 241st birthday Feb. 6, the Liberty County Commissioners settled in to deal with a short business agenda.

Martin joined the Flemington City Council in 1981 and served as volunteer city clerk. She was elected mayor in 1997. As one of the county’s chief elected officials Martin played a quiet but important role in the establishment of the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission.
Flemington’s restored historic city hall is credited to Martin, as is the organization and codification of ordinances and other accomplishments. Last month she received the lifetime service award from the Georgia Municipal Association in recognition of her 36 years of service.

The commissioners and guests had an elaborate birthday cake honoring the establishment of Liberty County in February, 1777.
The county updated its misdemeanor probation contract with Peach State Services for a year. County Attorney Kelly Davis told the commissioners that the new contract was requested by the contractor and the court. He said the new agreement addressed concerns about indigent defendants.

Less than a mile of Westfield Road will be milled and repaved under a contract awarded to Sikes Brothers. The $127,000 contract includes shoulder work, a traffic island and striping. Sikes Brothers was the low bidder among five received.
On the recommendation of building and licensing chief Paul Zechman, commissioners accepted roads in Habersham Plantation for maintenance. Commissioner Marion Stevens voted against the acceptance.

The commissioners will hold their annual planning session Feb. 28 at MidCoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield starting at 8:30 a.m. All meetings of the commissioners are open to the public.

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