County meets

Emanuel County Commissioners will now often take their own cars to out of town meetings and business trips and ask for millage reimbursement. The Ford Crown Victoria they sometime used for such purposes is being assigned to the EMA Director to use for checking 9-1-1 addresses. The previous vehicle is being declared surplus and will be sold.
The county is in the market for one new vehicle though. Commissioners voted to seek sealed bids for a new truck for the Road Department. They want an extended cab 4 by 4 for use by the Road Superintendent. The current truck has 225-thousand miles, but the road department has many possible uses for it.
In other actions of the Emanuel County Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting on Monday:
Commissioners voted to allow Southeast Technical College to place signs promoting a fund raiser for higher education in the area of Patriot’s Square in downtown Swainsboro for a time period of one month.
The Joint Development Authority received county approval of an Employment Incentive Program loan for Hotset American. The money was the result of a state grant and will be passed on by the county. The purpose of the money is to add 30 new manufacturing jobs at Hotset.
Ernie Miller was granted a variance allowing a septic system as close as ten feet to neighboring property, instead of the usual 30 foot setback. Miller is planning to build a club house on 1.6 acres of Overstreet Road land. His neighbor on the affected side was at the meeting to show support and had no objection.