Albany leaders concerned about costly plant clean up - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Albany leaders concerned about costly plant clean up

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Wanted woman found under a bed

    Wanted woman found under a bed

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:56:32 GMT
    APD reports that officers got a tip that a wanted person was “hiding out” at 708 North Jackson Street. Offices went to that location and confirmed the suspect was there. They said they found Wanda Harris hiding under a bed and arrested her, then notified DCP.More >>
    APD reports that officers got a tip that a wanted person was “hiding out” at 708 North Jackson Street. Offices went to that location and confirmed the suspect was there. They said they found Wanda Harris hiding under a bed and arrested her, then notified DCP.More >>
  • Take care on the water this weekend

    Take care on the water this weekend

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-08-29 12:52:39 GMT
    The Department of Natural Resources law enforcement division says its rangers will be busy making sure boaters follow the rules and stay sober and safe while operating boats over the long weekend.More >>
    The Department of Natural Resources law enforcement division says its rangers will be busy making sure boaters follow the rules and stay sober and safe while operating boats over the long weekend.More >>
  • High mercury levels harmful to babies

    High mercury levels harmful to babies

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:02 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:02:09 GMT
    Guidelines regarding fish consumption has been released by the Food and Drug Administration for women who are pregnant, trying to become pregnant and children. Their research shows eating certain types of fish containing extreme levels of mercury can negatively affect neurodevelopment in growing babies.More >>
    Guidelines regarding fish consumption has been released by the Food and Drug Administration for women who are pregnant, trying to become pregnant and children. Their research shows eating certain types of fish containing extreme levels of mercury can negatively affect neurodevelopment in growing babies.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

City leaders aren't ready to hand over money to Water, Gas and Light to pay for the costly clean up of an old manufactured gas plant.

Tuesday, city commissioners approved an amended budget for 2013. But they did not approve giving WG&L $375,000 for the clean up.

The state ordered Water, Gas and Light to start digging up the site by March. The project could cost up to $10 million.  $750,000 is needed to get started. WG&L wants the city to split the cost evenly.

"I kind of favored the idea of splitting it, because we don't want to say we're saving you tax dollars on property tax on one hand, but then we're raising your rates on the other," said Commissioner Roger Marietta.  He says the money is essentially coming from the same pot.

Tuesday, the commission gave the city manager more time to come up with a solution of how to pay for the project.

 

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.