County Commision Approves Road and Water Projects

The Houston County Commission approved a resolution to authorize a $9-million dollar bond issue for roads and water.

Water is quite an issue in the Wiregrass and in the southeast, for some areas of Houston County, service isn't available.

Now, with the sale of bonds, the commission is taking steps to change that.

Houston County Commission Chairman Mark Culver said, "My last figure was $8.8 I believe, right what we need; we've got some room right there, but we might have to come back and adjust this bond issue."

The sale of the bonds by the county will need to reach that $8.8 million dollar mark to cover the plans to resurface 45 miles of county roads and bring water to areas of Houston County that aren't currently served.

The resurfacing will take up most of the bond money.

Culver added, "We've got about four-and-a-half million dollars on an already approved resurfacing project."

One water project will be split between the city of Dothan and Houston County with the cost being $2 million dollars a piece.

The other water project involves the town of Taylor allowing Houston County to continue to develop.

Once again, it's important to reiterate the sale of bonds will generate the revenue for these projects will not affect anyone's tax dollars.

Another item in the bond issue is a million dollars for the Brannon Stand Road Bridge Project.

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