The monthly meeting
of the SumterCounty Board of Commissioners was full of discussion last night. A rezoning
request for 118
McLittle Bridge Road was rezoned from C2 to RR. A right of way bid was accepted and an
agreement with ChemPro Services for right of way herbicide spraying at a cost
of $46,656 yearly was approved. A No-Spray list was approved. Discussion last
night included bullet proof vests for the SumterCounty Sheriff’s Deputies for $704 each for a total of $28, 160. A
round-about on US 27 east at Southland Road was discussed. The Sumter
Livestock Authority was also discussed. TSPLOST items were brought up for
discussion. A financial policy amendment was approved. Alcoholic beverage
licenses were renewed: Brickyard Plantation Golf Club and RV Campground; Spring
Creek Marina; Astro Club; CB Dowdell American Legion Post#558; Get’n’Go on US
280 east; Americus Food Mart; and Sam’s Country Store. With a few
announcements, the meeting was adjourned.
With the City of Americus making changes to the City’s
transportation system by contracting with an outside firm, those changes will
be discussed at a community Q&A session this evening in Council Chambers of
the PublicSafetyBuilding downtown. To better inform the citizens of
these changes, the City will offer answers to any questions or concerns during
tonight’s community meeting. The Q&A session will start at 6 this evening
and end by 7pm. For more information, contact Josh Roth at 924-4411 ext. 238.
The monthly meeting
of the Mayor and City Council is at 5 Thursday afternoon in Council Chambers of
the PublicSafetyBuilding. The community is invited to attend.
there could be more road work at times today on Lee Street. The road is a little rough now that the
top layer has been removed in order for that section to be repaved. Drive with
care on that section of Lee Street.
Drivers have noticed that local gas prices have fluctuated here in the
last few weeks. Prices jumped at the pump at the end of last week as much as
7-cents but then came back down somewhat this week. Gas prices will soon go up
due to the change to summer blend gas; refinery maintenance usually done at
this time of the year; and a slow increase of driving heading to the summer
months. Historically, gas prices will top out around Memorial Day in May before
stabilizing during the summer.
Americus Police had a relatively quiet Tuesday. A forced
entry burglary was investigated at 601 N. Lee Street.
An auto was entered
at 115 W.
A criminal trespass
complaint was made on Ridgeway Drive near Springdale for a damaged vehicle.
assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and
discharging a firearm near a highway case that originated at 403 Rogers Street is being investigated.
notified of a stolen vehicle at this morning. A 2004 Infiniti Q45 was stolen from 523 N. Lee Street. A statewide lookout has been posted.
Officers responded to
1 domestic situation yesterday.
Officers worked 1
accident yesterday. There was a late Monday accident completed that had 2