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County Discusses Plat Application and Other Business

In recent weeks, the Troup County Board of Commissioners has been extremely busy. There has been a lot of discussion around the community as of late about the issue of litter and trash around the County. The County, the City of LaGrange, and other entities have been working on some possible solutions to this issue, all of which can be read about in a separate article in this edition of Troup County News. However, the County is continuing with its regular schedule and this past Tuesday morning, February 6th, they met once again for their regularly scheduled meeting to discuss some varying pieces of business from around the community.

Under public hearings, there were two items, one of which the commissioners discussed at length. There was discussion of a proposed plat in the Seneca Farms subdivision. This preliminary plat has been submitted for review by the commissioners by the developers Trademark Quality Homes. There are a scheduled 78 total residential homes to be developed in two different phases, with 39 lots apiece. There is also a proposed 3.05 acre community area with picnic tables and walking areas. There would be 42 one acre lots, 22 lots that are greater than one acre but less than one and a half acres, and 14 lots that would be greater than one and a half acres. There was some discussion by the commissioners, and this item is set to come back before the board in the coming months.

The other item under the public hearing section was the discussion of the text amendments to the definition of personal care homes and concerns with some of the definitions. Tracie Hardaway, the County Planner, discussed these changes with the board at previous meetings. The changes are strictly for definitions of certain terms relating to personal care facilities. A chart of these changes will be presented at the end of this article.

Under special business, there were two items that the board had previously discussed at the work session that were to be voted on that morning. The first item was the election of a Vice-Chairman, a position that is generally rotated between commissioners on a yearly basis. The Vice-Chair serves in the absence of the Chairman on a needed basis and this year’s selection was given to Commissioner Lewis Davis. The other item on the agenda was the consideration of the Parks and Recreation Department’s request to allow them to participate in the 2019 DHR Grant application. The amount of the grant is $300,000 and the parks department has been using this grant since the 1980s, currently using the funds for the Troup Transit program. The motion was passed.

The author of this article can be reached via email at jandrews@ troupcountynews. net.