HENRY COUNTY—October 4, 2017—Commissioners approved a budget amendment and awarded the state contract for new, full-service and catering kitchen for the Locust Grove Senior/Event Center. The action came at the October 3 Commission meeting.

Commissioners approved use of the NJPA EZIQ contract in the amount of $558,799. The scope of work includes all design, labor, materials, supervision, equipment, insurance, taxes and overhead and all other services necessary to construct a new, full-service kitchen and catering kitchen and equipment.

District I Commissioner Johnny Wilson noted that the seniors have been patiently waiting and inquired when the project would be finished.

SPLOST Capital Projects Director Ron Burckhalter said the project is expected to be completed in March, 2018. The project is being funded under SPLOST IV which was approved by voters in 2013.