Work can resume at the new EMS station in West Jackson following action by Superior Court Judge David Motes Monday morning to dismiss a temporary restraining order that halted the project on Nov. 20.
Four county citizens, Albon Gilbert, Jerry Tate, James Lyle and Doug Waters, filed the lawsuit to stop the project, claiming the county has not lived up to the terms agreed to in the 2010 SPLOST, which is funding the EMS station. The suit says that the county hasn’t appointed committees and filed annual reports, as required.
But Motes ruled that these issues are “not sufficient reasons to maintain the restraining order.” He added that the project has been “on the table” for several years. County officials reported that $430,000 has already been spent to construct the EMS station on the site.