Lake-area developer Dan Foster was present to submit attorney payments for the paperwork created to move forward with a Transportation Development District (TDD) proposal.

The Camden County Commission has begun discussions on road and bridge work on Bollinger Creek Rd. Creek Crossing #3. 

County Engineer/Road and Bridge Administrator Lee Schuman proposed multiple options for the commission to view Tuesday in order to install proper culvert work at the site. 

Schuman explained each of the different methods of completion, which varied in man and equipment hours, temporary bypass time during construction, and overall cost. Schuman ultimately submitted his proposal to go forward with a cast-in-place concrete box culvert through the Camden County Road and Bridge Department. 

This proposal would be installed by county workers with county-owned equipment to save on costs. This will require motorists to use a temporary bypass roadway for about three weeks. Total cost is estimated at $23,897.13 including 536 labor hours and 94 equipment hours. 

The commission approved Schuman’s suggestion and will move forward with the installation. 

They were also provided with three other construction possibilities by Schuman; however, the accepted plan was the only one that fit budget needs, with the next cheapest option coming from Viebrock Sales and Service LLC at a cost of $46,332.69.

The commission moved into an easement proposal to install pipework on Cisco Circle for culvert drainage. The commission had not budgeted the piping, but the landowner paid for the piping himself. The easement required to install this hardware and was approved. 

Lake-area developer Dan Foster was present to submit attorney payments for the paperwork created to move forward with a Transportation Development District (TDD) proposal. Foster brought a check for $19,613.26 which was accepted by the commission. The project in question is to develop roadways which are projected to be used for a convention center and hotel establishment near Tan-Tar-A Resort. 

Presiding Commissioner Greg Hasty explained that Foster may move forward to request TIF funding to build these projects. The beginning hurdles Foster needs to secure are CID and TDD agreements. Camden County Commission signed the agreements for the TDD at the meeting. There are no current, official plans in place by Foster to secure TIF funding. 

The meeting closed with an agreement presented to the commission by Sheriff Tony Helms to allow a closed circuit television advertisement run throughout the county jail. The advertisements are for personal injury attorneys Deputy and Mizell LLC. The plan is to broadcast these advertisements to inmates through in-jail televisions. The agreement was approved.