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Notes from Jan. 8 Long County Commission meeting
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Routine items handled by the Long County Commission at its January meeting:
• Voted to abandon a portion of County Road 115 at the intersection of St. Morris Road. About a quarter mile is being abandoned, up to the point where the road runs into Fort Stewart.
• Approved a resolution to apply for a Community Development Block Grant to pave Wilkerson Road.
• Approved having "speed bumps" placed at the stop sign  Smith Barry Road.
• Heard a request for help from Sean Tucker, who lives in the Persimmons Estates subdivision on Rye Patch Road, regarding drainage. According to Tucker, drainage problems have been going on since 1998, and neither the developer nor the home builder had taken care of the problems.
County Attorney Jay Swindell recommended, on behalf of the commissioners, that he meet with area residents and find out if the problem could be repaired and, if so, how.
He also said that the best recourse for Tucker was to get with the Long County Environmental Health Office and see what assistance it could offer, and that as a group the homeowners may have to seek legal advice.
Long County Sheriff Cecil Nobles thanked commissioners for the recent raises received by LCSD employees, and asked them to consider funding a part-time clerk position at his department.
Commissioners also approved all 2008 qualifying fees for elected officials and re-elected Wilson as the chairman.
The qualifying fees are as follows:
Clerk of superior court: $1229.03
Judge of probate court: $1229.03
Sheriff: $1407.53
Tax commissioner: $1229.03
County commissioner: $72
Coroner: $36
State court judge: $566
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