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Developer seeks help with sewer easement
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Forsyth County News

Forsyth County has agreed to use the county-assisted condemnation process to help a subdivision developer obtain a sewer easement.

According to discussion during a work session Tuesday, a previous developer bought $300,000 in reserved sewer capacity for a planned subdivision in southwestern Forsyth. That infrastructure, however, was never built.

The new developer, High Brass Properties, has since sought the county’s help to condemn the easement needed through a neighboring property, whose owner reportedly won’t accept offers.

Also during its work session Tuesday, the county commission:

• Started the process for a county-initiated application for a conditional use permit for Solvay Advanced Polymers on McGinnis Ferry Road.
The permit will allow the business to protect its current research and development activities on the property.

• Awarded a bid to Billy Howell Ford to refurbish two Crown Victoria police interceptors for $27,506. The estimated cost to purchase one new equipped car was $40,000.

• Authorized fleet services to submit an application for the annual state match funding for Dial-a-Ride, with a request for an increase to fund an additional van and driver.

The sixth van is expected to reduce the number of trip requests the service must turn away due to limited capacity.

• Appointed Jayne Iglesias to the Forsyth County planning board for District 2. The four-year term runs concurrent with that of Commissioner Brian Tam.

Pam Livesay, the previous appointee, resigned recently after about 16 years on the panel.

Note: All votes were 5-0 unless otherwise noted.