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Former county senior center to house adult education
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Feb 28, 2013 | 945 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Last week’s Jones County Board of Commissioners meeting started the adoption of budget amendments to get the county’s financial house in order.

Financial Officer Lavita Crutchfield listed the changes needed, and commission members voted unanimously to adopt the amendment.

The first item of new business at the Feb. 19 meeting was a discussion about the trees at the former senior center property on Pulaski Street. Chairman Preston Hawkins explained that the lot surrounding the building is filled with pine trees that will cause damage to the property. Since the building is going to be used for adult education, it would be a good idea to get the trees taken down.

Commissioner Daylon Martin asked if Central Georgia Technical College that oversees the program could help with the trees.

Hawkins said an agreement is being worked out and they will be paying the utilities.

Commissioner Tommy Robinson said County Administrator Mike Underwood is authorized to negotiate the contract.

The administrator said he talked to Francis Adams, who oversees the Jones County CGTC office. Adams said he was contacted by the college’s president about the contract with the county but has not heard anything since.

Robinson said he would like to have a proposal before the commissioners act, and Commissioner Jonathan Pitts said the trees are causing damage now.

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