The Long County Board of Commissioner met Nov. 17 and held two public hearings on the following:
Rezoning Z-020-004: An application was filed by Daniel E. Dasher to rezone 73.15 acres of Tax/Map Parcel 054-040 from Agricultural Forestry to R-1 Single Family Residential for the future development of a subdivision. The motion was later approved.
Rezoning Z-020-006: An application was filed by James P. Dent to rezone Coastal Used Auto Parts from General Commercial to General Industrial District. A few years back, the area where the business sat at was zoned incorrectly. The owner wants to continue Metal Processing and Recycling, but under the correct zoning district. “C2 allows us to purchase cars and metals but it doesn’t allow us to process cars and metals as we’ve done since 1984”, James Dent said during the meeting. The motion was approved after the public hearing.
The Commissioners also reviewed their budget and approved paying the monthly bills due. The County has:
General Fund: $2.1 million
Jail funds: $198,000
Drug abuse treatment and education funds: $38,000
SPLOST 4: $456,000
Impact fees: $127,000
Deposits for October: $1.3 million
Accounts payable: $898,000
Commissioners approved a motion to buy a new mower and enter into a lease agreement with John Deere Credit for equipment. The new piece of equipment has a 48 month lease. The lease is $3,000 per month. This will be paid for by SPLOST.
A motion was approved to improve previously designated roads for projects with TSPLOST money.