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Long Comission delays hiring new manager
Decision to be left to new comissioners
Cliff DeLoach
Commissioner Cliff DeLoach - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
Commission meeting productive

Business accomplished included:
• Regarding planning and zoning, commissioners appointed Leonard Poole to the proposed P&Z board, and approved a public hearing for the final review for the new Long County/Ludowici land development code, to take place on Nov. 4 at the courthouse at 2 p.m. The city also has a public hearing for the same purpose scheduled that same day at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
• Appointed Randy Wilson and Tony Fowler, and reappointed Danny Norman to the Coastal Area District Development Board.
• Appointed Dr. Traiana Pacura, MD, to the Long County Board of Health.  Pacura is the physician at the Ludowici Medical Center.
• Approved the continuation of the Irish Acres, Phase II development project. The subdivision is on Buster Phillips Road, and once completed will have 36 lots.
• It was reported that one mile of the Tibet Road project had been completed under the Local Assistance Resurfacing Program, and that the Alma Florney Road project was completely finished.
• The Code Enforcement Office Report stated:
1. There were 177 open building permits and 119 new homes reported to have been sold this year through September.
2. Twenty-one mobile homes would be removed from Pine Meadows Mobile Park and 50 apartments would be built on the site.
3. A rabies clinic has been scheduled for Nov. 1  at the courthouse.
4. Reported that the E-911 address changeover had been completed for the Long County residents who live in the Glennville area of the county.
LUDOWICI — “Absolutely not true, we have not hired an administrator, and all the reports and rumors saying that are false,” Long County Commissioner Cliff DeLoach said.
Ludowici and Long County has been buzzing lately with talk of the county hiring a new county administrator, and DeLoach, who is the only returning commissioner for the next four years, was quick to correct these rumors.
“There has been a lot said, about how much we were going to pay the man, and when he was going to start, but the reality is we haven’t made any decision, on anyone or how much they would be paid,” DeLoach added.
He said the only decision made regarding the hiring of an administrator was, “We probably are going to wait until the first of the year to try to hire one then.”
Commissioners had contract consultant Vernon Martin, with the Mercer Group, to research and find qualified candidates, and Martin had submitted 12 finalists at the July commissioner meeting, for the group to choose from.
According to DeLoach, the Commissioners had narrowed the group to three, and begun interviews, but none of the three had been hired.
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