ELLIJAY, Ga. – The hiring of a specialised attorney for railroad agreements was approved by the county in a Special Called Meeting this week with concerns over the planned agreement.
As the county continues pursuing the agreement to cross the railroad tracks at the expected location of the pool project just off of Progress Road, the hiring of this attorney is expected to bring two major benefits.
The first being to have someone more specialised and experienced in these types of agreements to look at and make changes needed for the county side of the agreement.
The second being having this attorney ready to pursue the agreement on the county’s behalf if the need should arise.
The attorney would have no retainer fee, but a $300/hour charge.
During the Special Meeting, Gilmer Commission Chairman Charlie Paris said he had spoken to the attorney already to gather what information he would need.
As the county continues awaiting the response from the railroad, approval for the attorney is preparing the county for the next step in either situation, review or further pursuit.