The Long County Commissioners held their monthly meeting June 1, on the latest events concerning the city of Ludowici and Long County. One of the topics discussed was the County’s finance report.
As of May 27, the finance stands as follows:
The General Fund is $3.4 million.
Jail Fund is $237,000.
E-911 Surcharge is $351,000.
The Drug Abuse Treatment and Education Fund (DATEF) stands as $23,000.
Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) #4 funds is at $850,000.
Impact Fees are at $251,000.
Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) is $485,000 and Local Maintenance and Improvement Grants (LMIG) stands at $372,000.
The General Fund Revenue in May 2021 has a Deposit of $515,000.
Accounts Payable has total bills paid of $525,000.
Payroll stands at $349,000 with total employees and taxes paid.
The Committee approved the rezoning of 7.2 acres from Rural Residential to R-1 Single Family Residential. These properties are zoned and located on Buster Phillips Rd SE. The intention of rezoning the properties is to provide a single small family subdivision development with approximately 19 lots. It will also provide this community with a water system and each lot with have individual septic tanks.
The motion was carried on the Financial Report and Authorization of the Payment of Bills as well as a Vote on Insurance. The insurance will renew in July. "We've had a really good year," said Chairman Robert Parker.
Motion was carried to appoint Melinda Stonecipher as the Library Board of Trustees. This position will be for three years and help further the goals of the library.
Ray Howard was reappointed to be the Non-Public Representative for Long County to serve on the Coastal Regional Commission Council.
Motions were carried for a vote on the Final Plat for Morgan Place, Buster Phillips, and the Huntington Subdivision 7.
The Commissioners passed an Amendment to County Ordinance in reference to Easements and Utility Lines. Access easement roads for agriculture forestry and family subdivision must have a 30 feet access road and does not have to be paved and will not be accepted by the county.
There was also a new section requested by Eric Petoff, the Chief Code Enforcement Officer, to the Long County/City Code ordinance pertaining to the removal and destruction permit of mobile homes and houses. With the new ordinance implementing a licensed plumber to cap off all water lines and sewage lines above ground. To help reduce rainwater pouring into septic tanks, city sewage would also ensure the water lines are properly capped off to reduce water running on the ground.