Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Oconee County Commissioners Postpone Decision On Old Mars Hill Road Pending Input From Public

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The Oconee County Board of Commissioners last night turned back Chairman Melvin Davis’ attempt to get funding for the reconnection of Old Mars Hill Road to Mars Hill Road itself, but it agreed to revisit the question in a month.

The Board also learned that the actual cost of the project will be $140,000 or more, not the $115,000 originally listed.

Oconee County Reporting A Sewer Spill Into Barber Creek Due To Mars Hill Widening Project

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The Oconee County Utility Department is reporting a spill of 5,500 gallons of sewage into a tributary of Barber Creek as a result of the widening of Mars Hill Road.

The spill occurred at 11 a.m. on Friday when the contractor for the Mars Hill Road construction project hit the force main at the corner of Mars Hill and Daniells Bridge roads, causing a break in the line, according to the county.