“This was written down years ago,”he said,
“and we moved forward with it. Whether you were a newly elected county commissioner or whatever, you had a plan in front of you.”A primary purpose of comp plans is to account for population growth, by indentifying projects that expand infrastructure, such as water and roads.
“The City of Jasper has already annexed areas north on 515,”Weaver said, adding that the city has also applied for grants and constructed a water tank in the area. He also said he’d like to see a train connecting Jasper and Talking Rock, the way the Blue Ridge Train connects Blue Ridge and McCaysville in Fannin County. Two major projects the city has completed are: coordinating with the county to maintain a fulltime economic development professional, Gerry Nechvatal, and constructing two 500,000 gallon water tanks. Weaver boasted the city has already built three water tanks.