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Dearing subdivision OK'd

McDuffie County commissioners approved a 207-acre residential subdivision in Dearing at a meeting last week.

Called Deerfield, the development will be located on the north side of Hillman-Gay Road close to Neal's Mill Road. The subdivision will have approximately 53 lots. About half the lots will be around two acres, while the other half will be in the five to six acre range.

Commissioners also said they would allow the subdivision to install septic tanks on each individual lot instead of hooking up to municipal sewer.

DOT meeting coming

Representatives from the Georgia Department of Transportation will be in McDuffie County later this month to discuss with local officials some of the various projects that are on tap over the next few years. Specifically, DOT will be discussing the pertinent details surrounding the State Improvement Program, including dates, costs and project specifications.

Officials are also expected to discuss the status of both east and west bypasses, as well as the status of the upcoming three-points interchange. The meeting will be held on June 29 at the county courthouse.

Budget work to start

The McDuffie County Board of Commissioners will begin discussing the FY 2005 county budget at the end of this month. On June 29, the board will get together with County Manager Don Norton and Finance Director Jimmy Whitaker to prepare for the coming weeks, when department heads will be meeting with officials to iron out budget details.

Last year, officials had to meet with all department heads in only a few meetings. This year, they'll be spacing the meetings out, allowing for more time with each department.

Board gives budget OK

As first reported by The McDuffie Mirror, weeks ago the McDuffie County Board of Education said that a tax increase would not be forthcoming. At a board meeting earlier this month, that good news was set in stone when the FY 2005 budget was formally approved. The total budget stands at about $27.4 million, an increase from last year's budget of about $265,000.



Web posted on Thursday, June 24, 2004


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