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Page 4B January 23, 2019 By Richard Dumas Persons who would like to make nominations for the third dass of the Forsyth-Monroe County Sports Hall of Fame should complete nomination forms by Friday, March 1. Nomination forms are available online at forsyth- mongo- ecountys- portshall- offame. Preview our Valentines menu on our website under "features and events" com or in paper form at The Re- porter of- rice or the Forsyth Welcome Center. Nomi- nees will include: any play- ers, coaches or contributors who positively impacted the Monroe County sports landscape. In ad- dition to the basic nomination form, on a separate page, summa- rize the nominee's career listing all honors, achievements, records and character attributes. If neces- sar~ describe the nominee's con- nection to Monroe County. Please mail the nomination form to this address: Forsyth- Monroe County Sports Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 457, Forsyth, Ga 31029 or e-mail the form to forsyth-monroecountysportshall- offame@gmaiLcom. Forsyth-Monroe County Sports Hall of Fame committee mem- bers include: Chairman Bobby Melton, Mary Frances Chambliss, Gaylyn Cole, Richard Dumas, Vice Chairman Keith Edge, Herbert Gantt, Jim Hardin, Bob By Ridmrd River Walk subdivision Homeowners' Association (HOA) president Joy Smith asked Monroe County commissioners on Tues- day, Jan. 15 for hdp with improving roads within the subdivision. Smith said the HOA intended to turn over to the county in 2013 roads in the Harris, Nolen Howard, Secretary/ Treasurer Penny Mitchell and Marcus Whitehead. Once all nominations are filled out and sent out, the ll-mem- ber committee will vote on final selections. Honorees will be enshrined at the third annual Forsyth-Monroe County Sports Hall of Fame gala banquet, which is expected to be held on Sat , June 22 at the Monroe County Convention Center. A yet-to- be-determined historic Monroe County sports team will be honored at the banquet this year. Tickets for the banquet will be sold to members of the public. Anyone with any questions about the nomination process should consult any one of the committee members or visit fmc- The Hall of Fame committee KSIDE IVISION rear of River Wall created as part of Phase 3, Smith said the developer of Phase 3, S & S Investment Vroper- ties, went into bankruptcy and New Atlantic Realty bought the lots in Phase 3, but not the roads. Smith said River Walk residents paid Boone Trucking a comb'med $11,000 in 2013 to bring the roads up to standard and have them deeded over to the county, Build To Suit Large Yards Great Schools Country Living Creeks e offers private Lots 5 miles from Downtown! 52 lots for sale 1.2 acrelots larger Lots on Tolx-sofkc Creek Proteab,~ Covenants . Paved roads U~ul~ U~ lacatd S m~s South dFonyth 7 mil~ from Interstate 75 10 miles flora 8olingbr~ Choose the best building lots in bioaroe County, Cxeekside SubdMskm! 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Smith said the River Walk HOA is being represented in the matter by attorney Jenny Stansfidd of Macon- based Martin Snow, LLP, who contacted Monroe County attorney Ben Vaughn about figuring out a solution. Commissioners previ- ously approved on Jan. 3 to begin condemnation on the Phase 3 roads, but District 4 commissioner George Emami, in whose district River Walk lies, told attend- ees the county cannot spend "meaningful" amounts of money to resolve the matter. Vaughn told attendees he would further discuss the matter with Stansfidd, saying he didn't have a lime table for coming up with a County to By Monroe County Com- missioners unanimously approved on Tuesday, Jan. 15 to spend $38,981 to add on to a presently vacant building at the county public works property to house the county's road department" County manager Jim Hedges said the county's maintenance staff will build the addition. Hedges said is also requesting individual or bus'mess sponsors for the Hall of Fame banquet. Sponsorship forms are also available online at or in paper form at the Monroe County Reporter office or the Forsyth Welcome Center. Spon- sorship packages include: Gold Sponsor Level ($1,000 donation) " -- 8 tickets to the banquet, a full page ad in the banquet program and signage at the banquet; Silver Sponsor Level ($500 donation) -- 4 tickets to the banquet; a half- page ad in the banquet program, S'lgnage at the banquet; Bronze Sponsor Level ($250 donation) -- 2 tickets to the banquet, a quarter-page ad in the banquet program and signage at the banquet; Patron ($100 donation) -- name listed in the banquet program. resolution. In other Board of Com- missioners' news: Monroe County Com- missioners will create a four-way stop at the inter- section of Zellner and Floyd roads. The change, which was approved at the Jan. 15 meeting, from the former two-way stop was made at the recommendation of road superintendent Junior Watts. Monroe County Com- missioners will pay Harbin Engineering $15,750 to create a comprehensive plan for the Monroe County Recreation Department" n 'm Engin -ing esti- mated the plan, which will include public input, will take about nine months to complete. Monroe County Com- missioners unanimously appointed on Tuesday, Jan. 15 two new members, Nipper Bunn and Jennifer Hudgins, to fill vacancies on the Monroe County Library Board. convert vacant the road department and vehicle maintenance shop are currently in the same building and this addition would allow those depart- ments to have separate buildings. Hedges said the public works addition was already included in the 2019 budget" Davis Plumbing CO. was selected to do the plumbing for the addition while Head Heating and Air Condi- tioning was selected to provide HVAC services. ~~~~~~~iiiiiii~iimiimij)iinIiiiiniiiimai"tiiiiiiiijitiii)itittiniiiiijiitiiitiio Value/ Quality from g Tractor in the World! 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