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Some reserved parking nixed around Long Courthouse
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The Long County Commission voted at its Nov. 3 meeting to remove some reserved employee parking signs from the courthouse. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
The Long County Commission voted at its Nov. 3 meeting to hold a budget work session at 6 p.m. Thursday at the courthouse. The session is open to the public.
Commissioners also decided to eliminate reserved general employee parking, which was established recently at the courthouse.  According to Fourth District Commissioner Cliff DeLoach, several community members complained to him about parking, prompting him to bring the issue to the commission.
DeLoach said the panel discussed the matter briefly and decided to immediately remove the “reserved employee parking” signs. Three spaces reserved for court judges and a court reporter will remain.
Second District Commissioner Wallace Shaw said the Long County Development Authority approved deeding half an acre of land at the industrial site to the county so the commission can build an animal control building.
The commission voted to override two recent decisions made regarding the Long County Planning and Zoning Board.  
Stanley Anderson and Bill Nutting went before the board to request a change of zoning for land they own. They want the land changed from agriculture/forestry to R-1 single-family residential.  Nutting’s land is on Mill Pond Road and Anderson’s is on Smith Berry Road. The zoning change was approved.
In other business:
• DeLoach said he is working with the state to get the recreation park’s entrance road repaired. It was damaged when the Long Pre-Release Center trained inmates for CDL licenses.
• Vice Chairman David Richardson said the E-911 board is still hiring a director for the joint Long/McIntosh Wiregrass Communication Center.
He also said county residents need to post proper address markers on their homes.
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