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January 8, 2013

Commissioners plan for transportation projects

The Whitfield County Board of Commissioners condemned seven small parcels of land Monday night to make way for transportation projects funded by a special tax.

Commissioners voted 3-0 to condemn a total of about 1.06 acres of property for transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) projects. Chairman Mike Babb usually only votes to break ties and Commissioner Harold Brooker was out of town.

Parcel sizes ranged from 3.93 square feet (.0001 acre) to 6,664 square feet (.15 acres). The land includes projects for improvements to Antioch and Riverbend Roads, Brooker Road and Glenwood Avenue at MLK Jr. Boulevard. For a complete list of TSPLOST projects, visit www.whitfieldcountyga.com/eng/engineer.htm, then click on “TSPLOST” under “Engineer Links.”

In other business, commissioners voted 3-0 to approve a contract with Trinity Food Services Group to provide meals for inmates at the county jail for $1.03 per meal. The total contract is budgeted for $500,000.

Commissioners also recognized Mitch Adams, of the information technology/geographic information system department, as the county’s November 2012 employee of the month.

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