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2 things to know from Tuesday’s Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting
Photo from Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting, Tuesday April 23. - photo by Megan Reed

At a rescheduled Tuesday meeting, the Hall County Board of Commissioners approved some changes that will need to be made in utilities to accommodate for South Hall growth.

Five properties were condemned Tuesday to make way for the county to extend sewer lines along Friendship Road/Ga. 347 to accommodate for expected growth in the Braselton area. Construction on those sewer lines should start in early 2020 and take about 18 to 24 months, Hall County Public Works Director Ken Rearden said Friday.

Water main lines also will have to be adjusted for South Hall growth. Commissioners approved five requests for water line easements from the Gainesville Department of Water Resources on Tuesday. Gainesville provides water for most of Hall.

The water lines will have to be moved to accommodate for the widening of Spout Springs Road, which runs from Flowery Branch into Braselton. The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to award the project later this year. The first phase of the widening project will go from Hog Mountain Road to Union Circle.

The items were approved unanimously as part of the consent agenda, with Commissioner Jeff Stowe phoning in.