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Commission approves funds for landscaping

Published 12:10pm Tuesday, September 11, 2012

By Laura Pemberton, Outlook Staff Writer

The Tallapoosa County Courthouse will soon be blooming.

At the Sept. 10 Tallapoosa County Commission meeting, the commission approved $2,000 for the Tallapoosa County Extension Office and Tallapoosa County Master Gardeners to improve courthouse grounds landscaping.

“It will add a lot of value to our courthouse,” said Shane Harris, county extension coordinator. “It will being a lot of pride, and enhance the unique architecture of our building.”

The county’s master gardeners created a plan of the proposed landscaping changes and submitted it to the commission Monday.

“We’ve had volunteers contribute more than 100 hours,” Prencella Hamby, president of the master gardeners, said. “We’re ready to go and should have the project completed well before Christmas. We’re excited. It’s going to make a big difference.”

The master gardeners will change out plants seasonally and oversee the maintenance of the new landscaping.

The commission called a special session on Thursday, Sept. 27 to discuss the 2013 fiscal year budget.

The commission also voted to:

- approve letter authorizing Emergency Management Agency Director Joe Paul Boone to execute necessary documents for storm shelter grant application

- approve annual bids for 2013 highway department

- approve the name change of a private drive off of Lovelady Drive–  private drive will now be named Peanut Drive