District 5 has a Town Hall Happening November 29

Photo shows a calendar with “Town Hall” circled on one of the dates (staff graphic).
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District 5 Commissioner Kevin Lewis will host a town hall meeting on Wednesday, November 29, 2023. The town hall meeting will be at the county office in McDonough.

District 5 Town Hall November 2023

Residents are invited out to learn more about the following topics:

  • Road improvements,
  • Capital projects,
  • SPLOST projects, and
  • the Comprehensive Land Use Plan.

The town hall will be on Wednesday, November 29, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. The county office is located at 140 Henry Parkway in McDonough.

District 5 represents portions of the Dutchtown, Hampton, Luella and McDonough communities. Commissioner Lewis was first elected in 2022.

District 5 Projects

In October, Henry County approved construction for a new recreation center. The new facility will be located at North Mt. Carmel Park. The $15.5 million dollar project has an estimated 15-months build time. The new venue should open in 2025.

The county has also advertised construction bids for the new aquatic center. It will be located off Henry Parkway Connector in McDonough. The board should consider awarding a construction contract in early 2024. The new recreation center and aquatic center are both within district 5.

The largest transportation project within district 5 will be the widening of Jonesboro Road. This two-mile project extends between I-75 and North Mt. Carmel Road. The county expects to begin buying right of way before the end of the year. Other projects include widening Mill Road — from Jonesboro Road to the flea market — and extending Flippen Road. The Flippen Road extension will tie into Jonesboro Road at North Mt. Carmel Road.

Finally, the county adopted its new comp plan in October. This document provides a guide for new development over the next five years.

Featured image shows a calendar with ”Town Hall” circled on one of the dates. Clayton Carte graphic.

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Clayton Carte is the founder and owner of MHF News. He founded the site in 2017 to highlight transportation projects. Over time, he began covering other topics like new development so residents can best know what’s happening in our community.