QUITMAN -- Geosciences presented a remediation plan to the Brooks County and the City of Quitman Board of Commissions this week.

Prior to a scheduled meeting Monday night, Geosciences presented an option to the City of Quitman and County Commissioners for a revised remediation plan to report to the Environmental Protection Division. Brooks County has a July 2 deadline to provide its plan and timetable for the completion.

The county is the administrator of the landfill and responsible for the compliance and all responses to the EPD. The Board approved Geosciences as its consultant. The City of Quitman Board of Commission that had attended the work session was also at the meeting, and asked Chairman Wayne Carroll if they could vote for the remediation after the County voted to approve it. The City also voted to approve the remediation. The percentage for the landfill expenses is 65 percent for the city and 35 percent for Brooks County.

A zoning request variance was presented by Judy Ives, zoning administrator, that requested a variance to section 6-1 of the Brooks County Zoning Ordinance as it pertains to a 150-feet minimum lot width in a Agricultural zoning district. The property in question is located at the intersection of Baden and Hickory Head Road. The variance was approved unanimously.

A request by Fred Lamb was passed to continue the monthly Chamber support of $1,170.73 per month that includes $1,111.11 for salary and $59.60 for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2004 to support the Economic Development Office. Lamb also requested the $59.60 to continue for FY 2005.

The Board voted to approve the road paving priority list with one modification. The list will be forwarded to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

The Board approved $4,000 for the exterior design package for the courthouse by Jim Jamison with an hourly consultation as needed.

A closed session was called at the end of the regular meeting, and the Board voted to support a proposal by the Brooks County Development Authority for land acquisition.

To contact reporter Rip Prine, please call 244-3400, ext. 237

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