|Kirouac (Left), Responding To Harden (Right)|
Commissioner Chuck Horton And Chair John Daniell
“If you notice, there’s a lot of roads on there as opposed to previous years,” Kirouac said.Included were 5,409 feet of resurfacing on Bouldercrest Circle, 9,022 on Broadlands Drive, 15,411 on Carson Graves Road, 5,976 on Greene Ferry Road, 9,930 on Kirkland Road, 22,444 on Mars Hill Road, and 14,984 on Old Salem Road. “We believe this is the appropriate paving program for calendar year (20)24,” he said. “They’ll be coming back with the balance of the four years for the TSPLOST.” The new 1 percent transportation sales tax went into effect in April of this year. The Board of Commissioners rolled back the property tax by more than the promised 1 mill to offset the implementation of the consumption tax. Commissioner Amrey Harden asked “of the 30.27 miles that you’re estimating, what would it have been if we did not have TSPLOST?” “We typically hit around seven miles, seven or in that in that range,” Kirouac answered.
To spend the LMIG grant funds, Woodall had told the Board in a memorandum of Sept. 18, the county has to approve the change to its adopted budget. Other Consent Agenda Items The Board tentatively approved the proposal by TK Elevator with offices in Atlanta to install Door Locking Monitors and related components for the Courthouse elevators at a cost of $227,543. Ancillary items not covered by the TK proposal could bring the total cost to $260,000, Kirouac said. Senior Center Director Merry Howard told the Board in a Sept. 8 memorandum that the Aging Services Contract for Fiscal Year 2024 with the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission are designed support and allow elderly recipients to continue to live independently in the community. The federal government will be providing $107,524, and the state will provide $79,330. Howard said on Tuesday that the county has been receiving $25,000 for providing the transportation services covered by the second agreement with NEGRC but “I’ve recently received information that we’ll be discussing it further for an increase.” Video The video below is on the county’s YouTube channel. Kirouac presented the TKE proposal to the Board at 2:08 in the video. Howard began her comments to the Board at 4:43 in the video. Kirouac began his presentation on the road resurfacing at 7:30 in the video.