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December 15-- Finding a proper way to dispose of scrap tires can be a issue for homeowners, businesses, and even county governments. Montgomery County has received a grant to help with that in the form of a tire amnesty event.

Montgomery County Manager Brandon Braddy said, “The Georgia Department of Natural Resources awarded Montgomery County a scrap tire abatement grant. We’ll have a scrap tire amnesty event that will begin on Monday, December 16th through Thursday, December 19th beginning at 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The public needs to follow certain rules about dropping off scrap tires. The tires must be free of debris and some commercial truck tires will be accepted. We certainly want the public to take advantage of this.”

Also, at the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners meeting, the board voted to renew the EMS contract for another three years. “The agreement is with the Toombs County Board of Commissioners and is for $212,467 to be renewed as of January 1, 2020. There will be an increase based on the consumer price index for medical services that will applied to that once we have that information,” said Braddy.

A bid to resurface Church Street was also passed. Braddy added, “The resurfacing of Church Street involves a portion of the City of Ailey, and another portion of that road will be in Montgomery County. The entire project was awarded to East Coast Asphalt for $93,170 with $25,168 being Montgomery County’s portion.”