Lincoln County projects in various stages

Published 1:52 pm Monday, August 1, 2022

Randy Emfinger of Dungan Engineering updated the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors on Monday about a number of projects throughout the county.

Emfinger said work is closing out on Maple Lane and theAITX Grant work will continue on a rail spur for the next four to six months.

The county continues to wait on a contractor to return to the Mt. Olive Road, as well as on countywide paving.

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TL Wallace has still not completed the countywide reseal project, the Brignal Road Project is awaiting authorization from State Aid to advertise and the courthouse roof and Civil Defense roof project has been awarded to Rowell Roofing.

Projects in the design phase include the following:

  • Auburn Road – field review is complete and once the environmental clearance is given, plans can be set
  • Old Highway 51 – a field review meeting has been requested
  • Pleasant Ridge Road – inspection, enviornmental and utliity coordination complete; drawings in final stages, and completed right-of-way plats have been sent to County Attorney Will Allen
  • ARPA Funds – final monies have still not been received by the county, but plans have moved forward

In other news, the board heard about the following:

Alicia Dean formally asked the board to help her concerning her tax payment being erroneously attributed to an account that wasn’t hers. Attorney Will Allen said he would find out the statute on tax payments to help her receive a refund or have the payment go toward her future tax bills.

Donald May asked the board what residents were supposed to do with residue oil. “I found where someone dumped oil near what I call the Old Doolittle Creek,” he said. “Prices are going up so much, people are changing their own oil in their cars and then dumping the oil in rural areas. We need somewhere to take this oil and maybe people would stop doing this.” Allen and other supervisors briefly discussed who they should contact about the issue, with Allen saying he would look into the rules of the state.

Emergency Management’s Chris Reid had the board sign a letter approving participation in the rewriting of a hazard mitigation plan, which would cost the county $815.62. The city is also said to be participating and paying the other half of the fee.

Tax Assessor Blake Pickering produced the Land Roll and Personal Property Roll for the supervisors’ inspection. They will review it, then give the public access, correct any issues that come up and then approve the rolls.