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County plans to change lot size requirements to match state

The Clinch County News of Homerville, Georgia

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Clinch County's lot size requirements for a septic system don't meet state guidelines, according to a health department official.

At Monday's regular monthly meeting of the Clinch County Commission, Stephen Johnson of the health department told commissioners that the county's lot size requirements for buildings with a septic system are a little smaller than what the state mandates. The state requires an acre for a septic system, and a 1/2 acre lot for a municipal water system.

Commissioners asked County Administrator Jaclyn James and County Attorney Chad Corlee to look into the matter and present something to the commission at a later date to make the county in compliance with state law.

In other action from the meeting, held at the county commission office, commissioners:

Heard a presentation from a representative from the private probation company that serves the local court.

The representative said he left a number of Boston Butts in appreciation of the county using their probation company.

Approved the minutes from the October regular commission meeting.

Approved a request from County Agent Jeremy Taylor.

Taylor requested that the county extension office move funds from the telephone budget to increase the secretary's salary. He said the telephone funds went unused, and they are in the process of hiring a new secretary who will have additional responsibilities. Tabled changes to the county's motor vehicles records policy.

James said the new policy will check county employee driving records annually.

Reviewed the 2016 LMIG resurfacing and paving projects.

James said three roads are on the 2016 list-Antioch Road, Old Pearson Road, and Downing Musgrove Road — but there are still some funds left over. She asked commissioners what roads could be added for resurfacing or paving, or if they wanted to extend the roads on the list.

Discussed high grass on the sides of state highways in the county.

Commissioners said they have discussed the issue with DOT representatives. The DOT is responsibility for keeping up with right-of-ways on state highways in the county.

'It's ridiculous," said County Commissioner

Kenton McLaine. "It's six feet tall in some places."

Commissioner Henry Moylan suggested using county tractors to mow in some places that were "dangerous."

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Original Publication Date: November 4, 2015

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