Coffee County Commission

The Coffee County Commission held a public hearing for a proposed subdivision at its May 25 meeting.

No one from the public appeared to speak at the hearing and the commission unanimously approved the South 92 Subdivision, which will be a 10-lot subdivision on a plot of land between U.S. Highway 92 and Highway 167 outside of Enterprise.

The developer of the planned subdivision is James “Trey” Martin III.

In other business, County Engineer Marty Lentz also recommended that the county sell a surplus vehicle after replacing a number of maintenance vehicles recently, which was approved.

County Administrator Rod Morgan recommended that the commission adopt a resolution for conditional abatement agreement for “Project A,” which is a renewable energy project that Morgan said that county has been discussing for months.

Morgan also recommended that the commission purchase a new Mack Chassis truck to replace the one the county currently has with more than 1 million miles. The new truck will cost $126,000 and Morgan said that the money made from equipment the county has previously sold would go towards paying for it. The commission additionally approved the purchase of the truck.

Commission Chairman Dean Smith closed out the Memorial Day meeting by urging residents to remember those veterans that have fallen in the line of duty during the holidays.

“Even though we’re barbecuing and having a good time, we just need to remember what kinds of sacrifices people have made for us to be able to do this,” Smith said. “Without some people giving up their lives – because freedom is not free – we wouldn’t be able to enjoy a kind of day like this and have the kind of life we have. Just remember that.”

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