The Barrow County Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, and take up several spending requests. The largest is a contract of about $4.4 million with John W. Spratlin & Sons for the renovation of the county’s historic courthouse, adjoining office building and historic jail. The others are:
• $37,770 for half of the cost of repairing a bridge that crosses the Apalachee River from Gwinnett County into Barrow County on Patrick Mill Road. Georgia Department of Transportation officials met with Gwinnett and Barrow officials to inspect the bridge and found several problems.
• budget amendments for the Clerk of Superior Court ($9,239) and the same office's administrative duties for the Board of Equalization ($3,565.21). The money would be paid out of General Fund reserves.
Also on the agenda is a request to accept grants totaling $18,431 for the county’s drug and treatment court.
In addition, the BOC hear two requests to annex properties into the city of Winder. The first is for a 0.45-acre parcel at 378 E. Broad St. that is owned by John M. Wilkerson Jr. The other is for two tracts totaling 22.91 acres at Carson Wages Road and Highway 81 owned by Walter Stewart of Roswell. He has requested from the city $7,500 in credits for utility tap fees and a minimum of five driveway access points along Carson Wages Road.
Other agenda items include the benefit plan for county employees, Auburn tap fees, early voting in Auburn, a Project Adam van and updates to the county's Unified Development Code.