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Long Development Authority buying Web site
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LCDA members looks at a Web site similar to the one they will purchase. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
LUDOWICI — The Long County Development Authority members voted at their Feb. 24 meeting to establish a Web site to draw more attention to the industrial site.
Vice Chairwoman Christy Wingate said, “You all know what I think. Until we get a Web site, we don’t exist, in my opinion.”
Member Wallace Shaw said he agreed with the idea, but was worried about cost.
Wingate presented information from Sabre Technologies out of Savannah. It said it could design a site for less than $2,000 and maintain and update it for less that $50 a month.
Authority member Michelle Poppell questioned the approval process in relation to the intial fee.
“As long as the $2,000 covers as many changes as we need, until we can get it just like we want it, it sounds good to me,” she said.
According to information she received, Wingate said the initial website design would be adjusted as needed, until the LCDA was satisfied for the upfront fee.  She also said the monthly fee would provide for additional updates, and promote the marketing of the industrial site.
After discussion, members unanimously approved Sabre Technologies creating the site, and to maintain it.
In other business, Brendt and David Klinedinst, on behalf of Jones Creek Machining, also asked the LCDA for a letter of endorsement for their proposed move into the industrial site.
After a brief discussion, members unanimously ap-proved the letter, pending the review of the LCDA attorney.
The authority also recommended three people, Anthony Smith, Dean Brown and Gaynell Garrison, to the Long County Commission for consideration to fill a vacant seat on the authority, and stated it is important to begin the process to fill the vacant chairman seat.

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