Property owners in the vicinity of the proposed Rocky Creek Reservoir in Barrow County are breathing a little easier after the Barrow County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night voted to scrap the project that would have forced them out of their homes.
In a 6-0 vote, with Commissioner Steve Worley absent, the BOC decided not to accept a $2 million Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority loan for the planning and permitting of the future reservoir. The loan was offered last September through the Governor’s Water Supply Program, which Gov. Nathan Deal established after taking office in 2011. And county officials had until March 18 to accept it.
For the full story, see the March 13 issue of the Barrow Journal.