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February 14, 2002

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"It will funding," he stated. He said ff the weather is the project should be within nine weeks. noted Hogansvflle to grow, .with five underways. One subdivision is the fllas. Others are Glenn and Mallard Huntclfff is now Aldrich said. are doing some and DOT is con- , Aldrich said. is .being done at ;on Hwy29Sand are .trying to put Park near 1-85 back Wain, Aldrich sai& By Bcyan Ge EMPLOYED IN A HIGH PosmoN - Roby Harrington of the Thomason Painting Company is up=high scraping the old paint off the Hogansville City Hall. The Phase I of the o)ect is projected as costing $'112,000. O Ifor Many... 10 = . ..... .o=  a= Qt.: DEED- The Ebenezer [L-R" '- _naa:y. Pred aboveam .,..j eve Mcl",en, Justine Martin, ni-'ar,P'ker and Cindy, Brazell |R n _ registration. :Bottom Mckibben gives blood "--: 00cancok0000 worker Sotorno n : i s:ls t. City Finds Flaws in Land Plan Planning Board's Searels Declares, 'It Is Not Right' By Bryan Geter The Hogansville Planning Committee met last Wednesday at city hall to dis- cuss the Hogansville's Comprehensive Land-Use Plan. After looking over the plan that was presented to it by the Chatt-Flint RDC, the committee agreed that sev- eral flaws are in the plan. The committee agreed unanimously for the maps to be updated, the population charts to be studied and the book changed from the last 10 years. Committee member Terry Searels said, "We've got problem.Not big prob- lems; but it is not right:" Former City Manager and Committee Chairman Wesley Dully said the plan states that the city has already entered into a con- tract with the City of LaGrange for water and that is not true. "We recommend that the city council will contract with the City of LaGrange for water at a future date," Duffy said. "We have been working on this plan for two years," Duffy saicL "It is almost a car- bon copy of last years." "We could have had this present book a year ago," he added. "We don't go along with the population table either," Duffy said. Committee member Andy Sharp said he didn't agree with the population growth the RDC said the city would have. Searels said that Newnan is growing and the interstate will help the growth of Hogansville. "We have more homes on Lincoln Street and a new sub- division," he added, "so we must have more people." The committee talked about the condemned houses throughout the city. Duffy said it is the same as it was when he was city manager. 'hey (city council) goes through the motion. Then when they find out the city will have to foot the expense of demolition, they don't do anything else.," he noted. Searels said it is hard to make a plan when the pres- ent plan is 10 years behind. "We need to sit down with the RDC and the city manag- er and update this book before we can go forward," he stated. "This"oook is out of date and we can't plan for the next 10 years until we get the last 10 updated." Committee member Bobby Freeman said this book is not to be ignored. "It is a plan for us to look at down the road," he said. He stated that the city needs the comprehensive plan to attract new people, businesses and industries. Freeman said the old dilapidated houses will bring property values down in the city. Searels said that HogansviUe "Used to have a stable police force, where everybody knew everybody. But now they (the officers) come and go." "The proposed compre- hensive plan says the prob- lem with the police depart- ment is lack of interest but I say it is lack of supervision," he said. The planning board voted unanimously for the planning book to be updated and cor- rected. The plan will be used by the city council as a tool to managed future growth and development for the next 20 years. Hogansvflle was once noted as a mill town, but with mills closing, it is becoming a bedroom community. Reports state that the last population gain in Hogansville was from 1970 1980 with a nine percent increase. The population was at 3,075. By 2000, Hogansville had decreased by 17.5 percent or down to 2,774 residents with 1,099 households. The Chatt-Flint RDC says based on the city'S 2000 cen- sus and assuming Troup County sees a six percent increase growth, Hogansville's population could grow between one per- son and 849. City Manager David Aldrich said he differs with the land-use plan on the pop- ulation matter. He said the city has five subdivisions being built including two on Lincoln Street. Victorian Village will be across from city hall and another will be on Highway 29. Horse Smashes Into Pickup D00een by Hogans',411e Man By John Kuykendl ,, ,,, Deer striking ca.,- or cars striking deer are pretty oom, mon place in West Geor, but a horse is a matter of a different color. On Thursday, January 31, Thomas Grady Boynton, 43, of Hogansvfl!e was driving his 1 Ford east along Georgia Highway 54 in Meriwether County when a horse travelled into the road. Boynton managed to avoid the horse, but the horse struck the side of his truck. Boynton was not trans - ported for treatment, although a report filed at Manchester State Patrol Post 34 indicated he did receive a manor injury in the accident.