At Tuesday’s meeting of the Upson County Commissioners, a contract was approved with Linc Mechanical Engineering that could save the county up to $100,000 annually on energy costs.
The contract is for $2,000,000 over a 12 year period with annual payments of $232,000. Commissioner Steve Hudson says the board wants to fund it in the next SPLOST.
Commission Chairman Maurice Raines announced that 2010 tax notices have been mailed and do not reflect a tax increase due to good stewardship of government. He was excited that residents are already paying their taxes and the November 15th deadline gives them additional time to pay.
The commissioners approved a beer and wine pouring license for Theresa Helms of Phoenix Rising Catering located in the newly refurbished Rock Hill School building. Florida I investor John Billsteen has remodeled the gym into a catering facility for weddings and special events. Commissioner Rusty Blackston said it’s something special for the community.