Danielsville’s long-awaited roundabout project, which is set to replace the town’s lone red light, is expected to get under way by midsummer.
Danielsville mayor Todd Higdon told the council March 10 that as of that day they had obtained verbal agreements for property acquisitions on all four properties that will be affected by the construction. Contracts are being drawn up now for property owner signatures.
“This is a huge milestone for me, personally,” Higdon said. “It has been a long year.”
The project had originally been slated to start last summer, but was delayed by utility issues and property negotiations.
Also Monday night, Higdon told the council that the south water tower project needs to be completed by the opening of school in August. The new tower is set to be placed behind the high school on Colbert-Danielsville Road. The council will receive official word on March 18 on whether or not they have been approved for the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) grant for the project, though it is expected to be approved. The council scheduled a special called meeting on Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m. to present the GEFA award to the chosen contractor so work can begin.
The council is awaiting final water testing on the back up well for the water tower. Higdon pointed out that the project for the new tower will go forward regardless of whether or not the back up well is approved by the EPD.
Display comments as (Linear | Threaded)