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April 12--  The Montgomery County commission is looking at options to improve fire protection in the Tarrytown-Kibbee area.

At its monthly meeting Monday, the commissioners heard from Tarrytown Mayor Lynette Coleman who asked for help building a fire station.  Residents from the Kibbee area say they need a sub-station in the northeast part of the county to improve response time and reduce their fire insurance rates.

Commission chairman Brandon Braddy said the county is in no financial shape to take on new debt at this time.  However, he appointed a committee to investigate options and provide cost estimates for future county budgets.  The commission will hold a workshop in May to consider the committee's recommendations.

County manager David Curry informed the commission that Montgomery County's list of proposed road projects has been submitted for consideration by the 17-county transportation roundtable and the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Eight projects costing an estimated $4.3 million were submitted including $1.5 million to rework Thompson Pond Road.  Other resurfacing projects are proposed for Taylor Springs Road, Old River Road, Bear Creek Road and Connell Lane.  Also, money for transit sysem operations and vehicles.

Projects which make the regional list would be funded by a one percent transportation sales tax if approved by voters in 2012.