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.”
Jan. 3, 2013 – New Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Dick Mecum, Commissioner Jeff Stowe, Sheriff Gerald Couch, Tax Commissioner Darla Eden, Surveyor Jason Lourie and Judge Patti Walters Laine.
The new officials wish to tell about their hopes for their time in office during the South Hall Business Coalition meeting at 8 AM January 31st.
The meeting will be held at the Mulberry Creek Community Center in Flowery Branch.
Dec. 26, 2012 – The new blood for the Hall County Board of Commissioners will be sworn-in in January.
Chairman-elect Dick Mecum and District 4 Commissioner-elect Jeff Stowe have a swearing-in ceremony set for Jan. 7 at 10 AM, at the Hall County Government Center’s commissioners meeting room.
Judge Richard Story will perform the swearing in, which is open to the public.
The commissioners’ first work session of the year will follow, tentatively set for 11 AM instead of the regular 3 PM.
Both men are officially sworn in before that ceremony, though. Mecum was sworn in Dec. 17 and Stowe is set to be sworn in Wednesday. Katie Crumley, Hall County’s public information officer, said they are sworn in before the first of the year so that if any county business must be addressed before that meeting on Jan. 7, they will be able to handle it.
The same goes for Hall Sheriff-elect Gerald Couch, who will be quietly sworn in on Wednesday and take over duties starting Jan. 1.
Couch’s public ceremony will be 3 PM Jan. 4 at the First Baptist Church on Green Street.