FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County commission has approved giving $20,000 to the Lake Lanier Association, a Gainesville-based advocacy group that works to nurture a clean and full lake to enhance its economic value to Georgia.
Also during its work session, commissioners approved the following:
* Wolverton and Associates’ bid of $48,860 to design a roundabout at Shepherd’s Pond and Union Hill Road in southwest Forsyth.
* Vertical Earth’s bid of about $14.2 million to widen Castleberry Road. The vote was 3-2 with Commissioners Jim Boff and Todd Levent opposed.
* A contract between Watershed Support Services and the county engineering department for $234,501. The funds will go toward information collection and management, developing compliance reports and conducting floodplain mapping.
* An agreement for 2015 with Advance Ambulance to provide ambulance services for about $1.2 million.
* Renewed an environmental monitoring arrangement with CH2M Hill for $153,906.
* A $3.3 million aggrement with ESG Operations for operations and maintenance at the county water treatment facility and various wastewater treatment sites.
* CH2M Hill’s bid of about $4.3 million for engineering services regarding the expansion of the Fowler Wastewater Reclamation Facility.
Note: All votes were 5-0 unless otherwise listed.