(Orange, Texas)

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February 7, 2013

OC commissioners nix permit fees waiver for Neches River ship docking facility



The Federal government is leasing the land for the project from private landowners. The new road will be accessible only to the landowners and the government.

Thibodeaux said construction of the new facility will require trucks to bring in lots of heavy machinery and supplies, which could cause damage to county roads.

Pct. 4 commissioner Jody Crump asked a representative of McCarthy Building Companies Inc., the general contractor on the project, if it would be possible for the access road to come off FM 105, which is a state road, rather than Mansfield Ferry Road and Church House Road, county roads that already have maintenance issues.

Thibodeaux told the contractor's representative, “I am in total support of this project. However, I think you can understand our concerns. We are the ones who are going to get the phone calls about heavier traffic and chuck holes in the road.”

The finished facility is expected to provide 80-90 permanent jobs.

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