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Delays keep Columbia County from moving into courthouse

...months, Columbia County's courthouse annex in Evans is taking shape. "We're moving along now," County Engineer Jim Leiper said as he walked through the red clay surrounding the 63,000-square-foot building. Officials hope to be in the...
County plans stormwater fee

...fenced-in retention pond that has more white sand and clay than water. "This is it," said Columbia County Engineer Jim Leiper, standing on an outlet structure in the middle of the retention pond on Day Road off Flowing Wells Road. "Not so bad...
Metro | Club Car
Road work to be finished within the month

...Creek Road, construction work is now set to be complete by Dec. 20, weather permitting, Columbia County Engineer Jim Leiper said. "We had some problems with the rain," he said, adding, "A lot of it is earth work right now. We're pushing...
Across the area

...stormwater utility tonight. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Evans Government Center auditorium. County Engineer Jim Leiper is scheduled to discuss the history of the county's utility and how it will work. The stormwater utility allows the...
Metro | Aiken City Council | Aiken County Board of Education | Columbia County Board of Education
County to impose stormwater charge

...bills, belonging mostly to large businesses and companies, that exceed $100 per month. Wednesday, County Engineer Jim Leiper tried to soften the potential blow of the charges, which will be included in the county's water and sewer bills...
Credits to cut stormwater fee

...the bill in half. "By far, the biggest rate payer in the county will be the Board of Education," County Engineer Jim Leiper said during a Wednesday morning meeting with school board Chairman Ray Hicks, Vice Chairwoman Roxanne Whitaker and Superintendent...
Metro | Richmond County Board of Education
County adds staff in battle with erosion

...represents a staffing increase of 83 percent since 2000, County Engineer Jim Leiper said in a letter to Georgia's Environmental Protection Division. An...positions (83 percent increase from 2000) Source: Columbia County engineer Jim Leiper
Avenue's renaming reviewed

...then here is the procedure you follow to do it,"' said County Commission Chairman Jim Whitehead. County Engineer Jim Leiper will present the new policy Tuesday to the county's Development and Environmental Services Committee. If it passes...
Commissioners back recycling center plan

...we're just looking to see if those locations will provide what we need for space to place the bins," county Engineer Jim Leiper said. Currently, the only area at a county facility for recycling is at the Baker Place Road Landfill off Columbia...
Property owners can avoid late fee

...they pay up in the next 60 days. "It's to help give them a small incentive on paying their bill," County Engineer Jim Leiper said after Tuesday's unanimous vote of approval on the incentive by the county's Board of Commissioners. Mr. Leiper...
Metro | Columbia County Commission