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Water/sewage extension causes controversy
Chance questions city directors ties to development
Travis Chance Statesboro City Council web
Councilman Travis Chance
Despite a heated exchange, and warnings of a potential conflict of interest, the city council approved a motion Tuesday to extend water and sewage services to a tract of land on Lakeview Road. The motion to approve a $1,587,068 expansion passed with the council’s 4-1 vote, a recommendation by Interim City Manager Frank Parker and in the face of fervent opposition by District Five Councilman Travis Chance. A visibly distressed Chance took time in the council’s first meeting of 2011 to reveal and question business ties between land developer Donald Nesmith, who owns the annexation area, and Water/Wastewater Department Director Wayne Johnson.Johnson, who presented the motion to council, is listed on the Georgia Secretary of State website as CFO of Statesboro-based Do-Way Water Works, Inc. and his business partner is Donald Nesmith.
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