City developments force storm drain relocations - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

City developments force storm drain relocations

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

  • Missing man with Alzheimer's Disease Found

    Missing man with Alzheimer's Disease Found

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:34 AM EDT2014-07-31 08:34:46 GMT
    Authorities in Berrien County are searching for a man with Alzheimer's Disease that has gone missing.They say John Bethea was last seen heading south on White Pond Road in Nashville at 11 a.m.More >>
    Authorities in Berrien County are searching for a man with Alzheimer's Disease that has gone missing.They say John Bethea was last seen heading south on White Pond Road in Nashville at 11 a.m.More >>
  • Albany cheerleading team could be on reality show

    Albany cheerleading team could be on reality show

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:42:06 GMT
    Dr. Latonya Peterson, Assistant CoachDr. Latonya Peterson, Assistant Coach
    An Albany cheerleading team could be featured on a reality show. More than 50 girls tried out to join the two time national champion Albany Elite “Tiger Paws.”More >>
    An Albany cheerleading team could be featured on a reality show. More than 50 girls tried out to join the two time national champion Albany Elite “Tiger Paws.”More >>
  • Veterans to learn about benefits at American Legion event

    Veterans to learn about benefits at American Legion event

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:34:18 GMT
    William D. Simmons, American Legion 2nd District CommanderWilliam D. Simmons, American Legion 2nd District Commander
    American Legion leaders are preparing for an event to help South Georgia veterans learn more about the benefits they earned. More >>
    American Legion leaders are preparing for an event to help South Georgia veterans learn more about the benefits they earned. More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

West Albany developments have forced some storm drainage and sanitary lines to be relocated.

Albany city engineers said the lines under the new Holiday Inn Express along Pointe North Boulevard had to be moved to accommodate construction.

The developers, Pointe North Ltd., began moving the lines last summer, and just finished the relocation this month. City planners said moving the lines support economic growth in Albany.

"You get the improved property, which means you get improved...the tax digest is improved and revenue is increased by the development," said City of Albany Director of Engineering Bruce Maples. So we benefit, and plus it creates jobs, which is what we're looking for."

Maples said the developers paid for the relocation. He said the city has accepted an easement for maintenance of those lines in the future, and said the change will not strain the system.

Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.