Washington County Commissioners will vote on whether or not to close a portion of Prosser Road at their Thursday, August 10 meeting.
Commissioners began discussing the request last month at the July 11 workshop when Public Works Supervisor Dean Davis presented the request from Tucker Cobb.
It was during July’s meeting that Public Works Supervisor Davis explained that an advertisement would need to run in the County legal organ for three weeks to give notice of the request.
During the August 8 workshop, Davis explained that the advertisement ran for three weeks concerning Cobb’s request. The legal organ publication dates listed by Davis were: July 19, July 26, and August 2.
Davis proceeded to read the notice as it appeared in the legal organ: The Board of Commissioners of Washington County have been requested to close a portion of Prosser Road (County Road #110) for an approximate distance of 1.0 mile. Prosser Road runs from State Route 24 to the vicinity of house number 951, which is approximately 1/10 mile from Peach Farm Road. Persons objecting to the closing of said road are requested to file written objections at the Board of Commissioners Office, Sandersville, GA before noon on August 7.
Commissioners present at the August 8 workshop all stated that they received calls about the request.
“No, no, no, no,” said Commissioner Frank Simmons, when stating the conversations he’s had with citizens.
Commissioner Larry Mathis stated that he hadn’t had any responses other than “no.”
Commissioner Edward Burten and Chairman Horace Daniel agreed with Mathis and Simmons, saying that the telephone calls were all against closing the road.
County Attorney Michael Howard commented that all legal requirements were done concerning the road closing request; he added that it’s up to the Commissioners to decide on whether or not to close the road.
The Washington County Board of Commissioners’ meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 10 at 9 a.m.