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Long commissioners update county plan
LCRD Director Michelle Crowley - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
The Long County Commission met on June 1.
After several months of tweaking and researching Commissioners adopted a partial update to the the Long County/Ludowici Comprehensive Plan. Officials called the plan a “living document,” which sets long range goals for the county in areas like roads, job creation, infrastructure, and quality-of-life.
Commissioners agreed to assist the Long County 4-H Archery Team with costs related to competing at the National Shooting Sports Invitational in Kerrville, Texas.  The team recently won the state championship in the senior re-curve division, and the cost for nationals is estimated to be $5,000.
Commissioners reappointed William Miller to the Coastal Regional Commission representing Long County.
Commissioner Cliff DeLoach reported that $4,300 had been raised for the recreation department by the a recent mud bog. According to LCRD Director Michelle Crowley, the money will help buy playground equipment or a batting cage for the recreation complex.
Commissioners agreed they would have to come up with a plan to insure that proper E-911 addressing would be implemented throughout the county. The commission has been allowing residents to place proper addressing on their own homes. However, according to earlier reports, addressing has not been progressing as planned.
Commissioners heard a report from Michelle Poppell stating that developer William Nutting plans to start repairing roads in Vicker’s Subdivision around June 15. She also reported that paving had been completed in phase one of Horse Creek Subdivision, and that there currently were 79 open building permits in the county.
Commissioners heard a presentation from Long County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Hall on updating the citation system for the sheriff’s department. According to Hall, the cost for the update will be around $250,000 and he will be submitting a packet to acquire a grant for the program.
Commissioners reported that Dr. Clint Hall, who is with Wolf Animal Clinic in Jesup, would be making a presentation to them on animal control at their July meeting.
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