Troup County Commission on Tuesday approved bidders for work on homes by D.A.S.H. for LaGrange Inc. through a state grant.
Troup County last month approved using the grant funds, which were awarded by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ Community HOME Investment Program, or CHIP, grant. The grant is for $200,000 to be administered for rehabilitation of homes by D.A.S.H., for which County Commission Chairman Ricky Wolfe is founder and executive director and withdrew from any discussion on the matter.
Commissioners approved company Home InSight’s $825 bid for an energy audit based on the county’s point system that weighs cost, qualification, time frame of services and quality of service references. Using the same system, commissioners awarded lead inspector duties for the project to Atlanta-based Life Environmental for $1,950.
In a public hearing, commissioners heard a request to install a 195-foot tall cell phone tower at 236 New Hutchinson Mill Road. The tower will have to be amended from its originally requested height, said David Dyer of the Georgia Center for Local Government, the county’s consultant on cell phone tower matters, because FAA regulations allow a maximum 157 feet in the area.
Commissioners also heard a request from Don Williams of Vulcan Materials to use 82 acres of property adjacent to its quarry from single-family residential to industrial for storage and buffer area. Williams said the area would not be used for mining.
No one opposed the requests. Commissioners will vote on the matters at the next commission meeting.
Finally, after an executive session Tuesday, commissioners announced appointing commissioner Richard English to a one-year term on the Two Rivers RC&D Council with commissioner and Buck Davis as his alternate. Commissioners also reappointed Dick Timmerberg to a four-year term on the West Point Lake Development Authority.