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County approves partial comp plan
More work likely ahead
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Effingham County commissioners have given their approval to the partial plan update for the comprehensive plan.

County staff got the partial plan back from the state Department of Community Affairs after submitting to that agency for comments.

County planner George Shaw said the plan needed to be adopted by the end of June in order for the county to maintain its status as a certified government with the state Department of Community Affairs.

“This will be the working plan until the whole plan is adopted,” Shaw said. “It’s not very specific.”

Commission Chairwoman Verna Phillips and Commissioners Myra Lewis and Hubert Sapp attended the public meeting on the comp plan on June 14 at Effingham County High School. More than 50 people attended.

“There was a lot of dialogue,” Lewis said.

Commissioners are hoping to get the full plan finished this fall. Lott and Barber architects firm from Savannah is working with the county on its portion and the three cities are working in conjunction with the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center on their portions.