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Wednesday, 19 October 2011 12:45

Construction guidelines targeted next week in Macon

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Macon County commissioners will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, to discuss regulations on earth moving proposed by the county’s planning board.

A vote on the guidelines probably won’t take place then, County Manager Jack Horton said Tuesday. He expects an actual vote in November.

Next week’s meeting at the commissioner board room in the courthouse is likely to trigger turnouts of the for-planning and the against-planning factions that divide Macon County.

The planning board was originally tasked two years ago with developing rules for steep-slope development, but got bogged down and instead settled on so-called “construction guidelines” as a means of salvaging a few of the more salient building rules. The guidelines include rules that limit how high and steep cut and fill slopes can be and require compaction of fill dirt.

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