Roads and Bridges

Admittedly, maintenance and improvement of OUR roads and bridges is a complex and an expensive issue but a important one for citizens, visitors, and businesses. . One road may be county, state, or federally managed. State and federal roads are then classified as to their use and purpose. No easy task.

A state or federal bridgroad worke in the midst of a county road is a challenge, not forgetting two such bridges, and will be funded as finances provide.

Repairing a mile of a road can often cost tens of thousands of dollars or more

20% of matching funds are generally required for a grant application. If the county does not have the 20% available in reserve - bonds only saddle our future generations, we miss out.

The Engineer is doing a good job in maintaining OUR roads and bridges as well as providing and accepting citizen comments, including filing work orders on-line and will continue doing his professional duties for the safety of travelers of OUR roads.

I will ensure the relationship and teamwork between County Engineer and the Emergency Management Director continues for all of us.

Dark practices of accounting will cease. Practices such as shuffling of ear-marked money and the county not meetings its financial obligations will end upon the November 3, 2020 election. See pages E through H of the Examiners of Public Accounts Macon County Commission Audit October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016.

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