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City Council passes first Flying J agreement

Project to get county SPLOST funds

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Posted: November 21, 2007 5:07 p.m.
Updated: December 11, 2007 7:16 a.m.

The Statesboro City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to enter into an agreement toward extending water and sewer lines out to the intersection of Highway 301 South and Interstate 16. The infrastructure, which would facilitate the construction of a new Flying J truck stop project, would open up development along the entire corridor of Highway 301 south of the Gateway Industrial Park.

The agreement between the city and Bulloch County would readjust the SPLOST agreement and have SPLOST monies pay for the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA) loan which would fund the projected $6 million budget for project. The Flying J estimates that the additional SPLOST money generated by their project would more than offset the annual debt service required for the loan. In addition, the Flying J would sign an agreement to pay for any shortfall in SPLOST money, should the actual receipt be less than anticipated.

According to City Manager George Wood, the shortfall agreement between the Flying J, the city and the county should be finalized the week after Thanksgiving.

In other actions, City Election Superintendent Judy McCorkle read the election results into the minutes, as required by state law. Along with newcomer Travis Chance in District 5, incumbents Gary Lewis and Will Britt will be starting their new terms in January.

Also, there were two motions that failed to receive a second regarding the renaming of Edgewood Park to either Alvin Rocker Park or Rocker Park. Alvin Rocker originally developed the Edgewood subdivision.

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