Following some private mediation by Commissioner Steve Worley, the governing bodies of Winder and Barrow County on Tuesday agreed to split the cost of moving a city water line in the way of a road improvement project on Highway 81. Worley said he stepped in at the request of the Georgia Department of Transportation and met with Winder Mayor David Maynard and city administrator Donald Toms.
Worley said he asked the city officials to meet the county in the middle on the $70,000 expense associated with the improvement of the intersection at Hoyt King Road and Highway 81.
For the full story, see the April 25 issue of the Barrow Journal.
Why should the County pay anything? The state law requires the utility to move the utilities that are in the way of a road project. Also, don't the Winder Water rate payers in the County pay higher rates, and this is one of the stated reasons why? Did the County pay for the lines moved on 211?