Madison County industrial development leaders have long talked about developing the Hwy. 72 corridor with the aim of improving the county’s sales tax base.
The Madison County Industrial Development and Building Authority spoke briefly Nov. 18 about applying for a grant from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority to install a sewer system along Hwy. 72 from Glenn Carrie Road to Colbert. IDA executive director Marvin White said engineer Phil Munro has been been performing survey work in the area to include in a possible grant proposal.
White estimated that a Hwy. 72 sewer system would cost in the $2 million range.
“Sooner or later we’re going to need sewer (services) on Hwy. 72,” said White.
The industrial authority took no action on the matter. The deadline for applying for a grant for next year is Dec. 31.
In a separate matter, IDA utility director Steve Shaw reported that the relocation of water lines along Hwy. 29 at the new Jackson EMC office is nearly complete.