Lowndes Co. weighs land options for health dept.

Published 4:53 pm Monday, May 18, 2009

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors will meet next month to make a the final decision on land for its new health department.

Although the county previously planned to purchase an about 2-acre plot of land in North Columbus, a recently concluded civil trial against property owner has some questioning the purchase.

County officials say conditions attached to a $600,000 Community Development Block Grant being used to fund the expected $3 million construction project requires construction to be completed by August 2010.

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Lowndes County Administrator Ralph Billingsley says they have at least two alternative properties that could be purchase if the North Columbus property ends up falling through.