The Blue Ridge Mountain EMC Board approved the application for a low interest line of credit at a maximum of $38, 969, 000 to fund the 4-year work plan through FY2023. While continuing to self-generate funding, the line of credit loan will be drawn down if and when needed with the permission of the Board. Additionally, the Board reconfirmed the 10 year 0% interest $2 million rural development loan for Chatuge Regional Hospital facilities expansion. EMC Economic Development Director Erik Brinke talked about the benefits of these loans..
At his July meeting Towns County Sole Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw reviewed the new 911 system purchase and renewed the CDs with South State and Unite Community Bank. He added Laura Edge as a signer on the EMS account and signed the 2020 contract with GDOT for assistance with County Transit. The meeting also saw the 1st reading of an alcohol ordinance amendment and the sale of a Motorola Radio/Repeater to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Dept. Matthew Youngblood closed out the meeting with a presentation on the Rec Dept.