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Commissioners focus on Gray Highway water project
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Jun 28, 2013 | 1603 views | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Jones County Board of Commissioners are looking at multiple options to complete scheduled water projects across the county.

At a June 18 water committee meeting, chairman Larry Childs worked through agenda items with many projects vying for the board’s attention. The county’s previous priority list has one item remaining, a waterline running along Gray Highway toward Macon and Water Superintendent Freddie Wiggins and engineer Tim Ingram are working on a new list.

Childs started with the progress of the Gray Highway waterline. The first question from Commissioner Jonathan Pitts was how much money it would take to complete the line that would run from Greenwood Road to Joycliff Road.

The answer was $932,000 for materials and close to $700,000 in labor if a contractor is hired to do the work. If county employees run the waterline, the cost of the labor is reduced to approximately $150,000.

Ingram said either way it will take about six months to complete the project.

The committee chairman appeared ready to start the project.

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