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Boat Parking?
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 15:52
Details from a secretive land deal continue to emerge from the City of Summerville.
A survey conducted on the city's behalf shows much of its newly-acquired land is underwater, according to an official survey conducted by Morrison & Associates Surveyors, of Summerville.
"The property will be used for parking and possibly a play area," Mayor Harry Harvey said. "The group felt like this will enhance the park and the streetscape."
The council was informed Monday night that the property it purchased was located at 106 and 108 East Washington Street, across from the city's historic train depot. However, the survey of the .461 acres shows the property takes in both sides of the Town Creek. One side joins the Cook Scrap Metal building and the other is adjacent the railroad.
Officials didn't elaborate on how much parking will be added by the city's $65,000 investment. But the city giving details on this project has been slow and sometimes the council has taken an adverse legal stance opposing Georgia law.
Did You Know?
Monday, 30 March 2015 22:50
Did you know the number of divorces in Chattooga County during the last five years has stayed about the same, according to cases filed in Chattooga County Superior Court.
The average number of divorces filed in the last five years was 175. Here is the breakdown:
Where Are Your Sales Tax Dollars?
Monday, 30 March 2015 00:00
Some residents may find it interesting to learn where the Chattooga County government and the city of Summerville spend your sales tax dollars.
Voters reapproved a six-year, 1-percent sales tax in 2013. Immediately Commissioner Jason Winters borrowed $1.5 million upfront to jump start renovations at the courthouse and finish the agricultural building on Hwy. 100.
So far, the courthouse has remained untouched except for renovating two private restrooms and some other minor repairs.
Bill Ramsey Inc., was paid $56,950 to renovate a downstairs' restroom for female employees, install lighted exit signs and repair the ceiling in a stairway. Another $39,274 was spent on renovating the superior court judge's bathroom.
The commissioner said he was planning to refurbish and relocate the public restrooms downstairs. He plans to turn a filing room into a men's bathroom. Currently, the public bathroom for men is outside the courthouse. He wants to bring that bathroom inside.