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Developer Gets Free Pipeline in Oconee County


The Georgia Public Service Commission of Georgia will spend more than half a million dollars to run a gas pipeline under Highway 316 to Resurgence Park, the commercial subdivision being created by Nichols Land and Development Company on Virgil Langford Road.

The gas line was requested by David Dwyer of Atlas Real Estate Advisors of Athens on behalf of his clients, Thrive Senior Living and Georgia Skin Cancer and Aesthetic Dermatology, which plan to open facilities in Resurgence Park.

Oconee County Board of Commissioners Chairman Melvin Davis also offered support for the project.

Normally, the developer would pay the cost of extending the utility line to its property, according to District 2 Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols of Winterville.

Echols successfully lobbied his counterparts on the PSC at its meeting on May 20 to amend the Atlanta Gas Light Company’s 2014 Universal Service Fund Facilities Expansion Plan to include the Oconee County project.

For more, visit Oconee County Observations.