The Troup County Board of Commissioners Discuss Thread Grant Application, Budget Amendments

The Troup County Board of Commissioners met for their weekly Tuesday meeting on December 19th. They began their meeting with a ceremony for county employees celebrating their service anniversaries. They gave out Employee Service Awards for everyone celebrating 530 years of service.

Next discussed was a grant application for an addition to The Thread, LaGrange’s in-progress trail system. This grant would add up to $200,000 to the trail fund, and with the City of LaGrange also applying separately for the grant, The Thread could receive funds of up to $400,000 for trail construction. The Commissioners voted unanimously positive to go through with the grant application at the Tuesday meeting.

On the agenda next were possible mid-year budget amendments. The public defenders’ office received funds for raises, Troup County’s 4-H club received funding for equipment for their shooting sports, La-Grange and Hogansville libraries received some additional funding, and the Commissioners voted to finish the county’s pay study. This brought the pay study to 100%. The Board also discussed reallocations of the budget for the fiscal year.

The Board of Commissioners then entered public hearing to discuss a new subdivision called Belmont Farms. They also discussed a special use permit for a machinery and equipment repair shop. Finishing the public hearing was a transfer of a Beer and Wine license to a new assistant manager at Pine Mountain RV Resort.

The meeting then concluded to have the Commissioners attend the reception for the Service Award recipients, followed by executive session to discuss board appointments.