County roads to be paved

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By Robin Bass

With $200,000 to spend toward paving county roads, magistrates decided to split the amount up evenly between their five districts, giving each $40,000 worth of blacktop.

On the list of roads with the greatest needs were Hickory Lane, Shagbark Drive, Carrithers Lane, Rolling Trail, Lakeside Drive, Murphy Lane, Goose Creek Road and Hochstrasser Road. In some cases, the funds will only allow portions of these roads to be coated with new asphalt.

Magistrate John Riley objected to the county having to pave roads that were promised to be completed by developers.

“The taxpayers of my district are taking the hit,” said Riley.

In other news:

• The announcement was made that the US 60 Phase IV water project was complete.

• Magistrates approved a motion to allow 9-1-1 committee members to assemble a 9-1-1 board and create a list of written duties for board members. Any actions by the committee would be later brought back to fiscal court for final approval.

• Magistrates approved the purchase of two dump trucks at $8,500 each. The heavy equipment vehicles will come with snow blades.

• Magistrates approved ammending the county’s dog ordinance to omit the portion that required outside kennels being no smaller than 200 square feet.