Americus Ditch ongoing problem for county

Published: Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 11:40 AM.

When he first came before the BOCC Koran provided a list of questions he wanted answered by commissioners and got no response in a subsequent meeting.

Commissioner Carmen McLemore suggested staff did not have time to research the particulars of the project and said questions ought to be directed to the State Attorney.

McLemore was the lone member of the current board who voted on the Americus Ditch project, casting a dissenting vote.

When Koran initially approached the board, McLemore fundamentally agreed with the faults with the project.

“That is our $1 million pipe that doesn’t work,” McLemore said.

However, Commissioner Joanna Bryan ran into a wall from fellow commissioners when she pressed the subject. Commissioners said at the first meeting in September they had no desire to look backward at a project bid and constructed more than six years ago.

“I want to move this county forward,” said Commissioner Warren Yeager.



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