Business seeks county's help with road work

Published 8:51 pm Monday, December 17, 2007

By By Lisa Tindell – news editor
Atmore businessman Chris Collins asked the county commission last week for assistance with road problems leading to Quest Incorporated on Jimmy Sellers Road near Atmore.
The road problems exist, in part, because Jimmy Sellers Road is not paved, Collins said.
County engineer Bill Bridges told Collins the county has already done a lot of work on the road and will continue to work toward making the road better for everyone in the community.
The road has been paved from the Florida side of the property, Collins said.
The company doing the paving from the Florida side is the same contractor used by Escambia County, commissioner Todd Williamson said.
Escambia County has applied for an industrial access grant to aid in funding a paving project in that area, Williamson said.
Quest Inc. has paid almost $27,000 in taxes over the past 18 months, Collins said.
The county has spent more than $27,000 on that road in the last year, Bridges told Collins.
“We've already done a lot of work out there and we're going to do more,” Bridges said. “Are we going to pave that road right now? No. Are we going to apply for grants to get it paved? Yes. We are going to prepare the road for paving as much as we can in anticipation of securing a grant for paving. We want to be ready if we get the grant.”
The area surrounding Quest, Inc. is growing and the county is addressing problems areas in response to that growth, Commission chairman David Stokes said.
A Keego area resident addressed the commission Monday with concerns over the growing mosquito population in his neighborhood.
Stokes explained the county is doing everything in its power to eliminate such problems as the one Baxter and others are experiencing in Keego.
In other action, the commission:

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