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No Coxs Mills news at PSD meeting

The Gilmer County Public Service District (PSD) met on Mon., Mar. 10.

After approving the minutes from the last meeting, the first query regarded the Coxs Mills waterline extension. There are no new updates on this project right now. Work on the extension has lately been suspended, due to inclement weather, but will recommence on Mon., Mar. 17, according to PSD General Manager Brenda Lawson.

While there was no news on a project involving SR 5 in Gilmer County, board member Martin Hess did inform the other PSD board members that an Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council (IJDC) application has been filled out well ahead of schedule.

Following the queries regarding project updates, PSD employee Martin Hess demonstrated a new Radio System component for the three board members, in order that they could discuss the purchase of a new system. The upgraded system will work digitally off of towers throughout the county, and will afford the PSD a private frequency for communication from the PSD headquarters to the field and back, as well as between workers directing traffic.

The board declined to approve the purchase until more information is received about the duration and terms of a warranty for the system.

A new laptop computer with a three-year warranty for use in the PSD office was approved for purchase.

A leak adjustment request of $30.12 was approved by the board for a burst pipe on private property.

In other new business, the PSD will be weighing all options for a new healthcare coverage plan for PSD employees.

Following the approval for payment of bills totaling $90,912.76, the regular meeting was adjourned and an executive session of the board members began.

The next PSD meeting will take place on Mon., Apr. 14.