Monroe County Commissioners are looking at challenging Secretary of State Brian Kemp decision to throw out a survey done back in 2009, which puts Monroe County's border farther south.
Kemp decided to rule against a recommendation made in Monroe County's favor by Administrative Law Judge John Sherrill last month. The decision came after years of debate, however, Monroe County Commissioners say Kemp's decision was reckless.
A large part of Tuesday's commissioners meeting was spent watching a 40 minute video made by land surveyor Terry Scarborough. The video detailed why Scarborough believes his survey is accurate.
Scarborough also presented the video to Kemp before he reached his final decision, but Kemp did not use the video on his ruling.
After watching the video commissioners said they were dumbfounded by the decision Kemp made.
Commissioner Larry Evans said the outcome of the million dollar border war was shocking.
Monroe County Chairman James Vaughn says, "We're still considering our options, and we're not the ones that asked for a survey to be done. The grand jury is the one that does that. That's how this process is initiated. It was initiated 4 years ago by a Monroe County Jury and one could be in place now that would ask for the survey. We haven't made any decision about whether we would encourage or discourage that at this point."
Vaughn says Monroe County Commissioners have not spoken with Bibb County leaders since Kemp ruled in their favor. Vaughn also says commissioners are working with attorneys, but he would not say what the county's next step will be in this long standing dispute.