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LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

Lee County Commissioners discussed a plan Tuesday night to work with a private developer to reduce flooding problems near Highway 82.

They looked at a resolution that would formalize a partnership with Oakland Plantation Partners to build a new drainage system and enlarge holding ponds around Oakland Plantation.

Commission Chairman Rick Muggridge said, "They offered us an opportunity to yoke with them in this public/private venture that would save them money and save us money at the same time, so we will us this opportunity to resolve some issues we have with the North Doublegate, Joiner, in that area."

A couple of weeks ago, commissioners approved using about $32,000 in sales tax revenue to pay for the county's part of the $160,000 project.

They still must approve the resolution in a couple of weeks to make it all official.

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