Also on Thursday, the Forsyth County commission voted to approve:
• Buying the Sheriff’s Office four Harley-Davidson motorcycles for $64,902 from Earl Small’s Harley-Davidson and five Dodge Chargers for $111,610 from Akins Ford. The funding comes from the fiscal year 2009 budget.
• Renewing a $13,200 parking agreement with Angie Mullinax to lease her Mason Street property.
• A one-year contract for between $16,500 and $75,000 with Public Finance Management Group to provide financial advisory services on future bond issues. Passed 4-1 with Commissioner Brian Tam opposed.
Note: All votes were 5-0 unless otherwise noted.
— Frank Reddy
The county commission voted 5-0 on Thursday to re-prioritize the sales tax-funded project in west Forsyth, raising it from priority B to A.
The widening of Bethelview Road has been delayed. Citing that holdup and traffic on Drew from nearby West Forsyth High School, staff recommended the county move forward on the matter.
Cost of the project, which calls for a traffic signal, is estimated $549,056. That figure includes design, construction, right of way and utilities relocation.
John Cunard, county engineering director, said the work could be complete by next fall.
West Forsyth High opened in 2007.