Jan. 28, 2013 – The city of Lula let the Hall County Board of Commissioners know it’s serious about providing sewer service to the Gateway Industrial Centre.
Commissioners heard three sewer service presentations from the county, the city of Lula and the city of Gainesville at its work session last week.
Board Chairman Richard Mecum said he wants the commissioners to make a decision at their next meeting, scheduled for Valentine’s Day.
Hall County agreed to provide sewer service to the 518-acre industrial park that’s under development within 36 months after Georgia Poultry Laboratory closed on its property there.
However, Tim Evans, vice president of business development with the Greater Hall County Chamber of Commerce, said there is a company considering the site that could bring close to 300 jobs to the county.
If the company chooses to build its facility at the industrial park, it would need 300,000 gallons a day in wastewater capacity.
According to the Gainesville Times, Mecum wants a couple of commissioners and staff members to sit down with both Lula and Gainesville to go through the details of each offer and bring an analysis back to the board.
They said Mecum appeared less enthusiastic about the county option, saying it would be expensive and time-consuming.
Mecum told the times, “It doesn’t look like we can go wrong either way.”
Copyright Glory 1330 2013