Sconyers appointed mayor pro-tem

by | January 9, 2019 10:00 am

Last Updated: January 8, 2019 at 4:05 pm

by WHITLEY CLIFTON

The City Council and Mayor Charles Schwabe met on Monday, January 7, at 6 p.m. at the City Hall for their normal monthly meeting. Mayor Schwabe opened the meeting, welcoming all before calling upon Reverend Jonathan Hampton to lead in the prayer of invocation, followed by the pledge of allegiance recited by all.

After reviewing the minutes presented from December’s meeting, Julian Sconyers cast a motion for approval. This action was seconded by Johnny Ray Stafford and voted unanimously by all.

In reference to new business, council reviewed a submitted contract for the Emanuel County Office of Elections and Registration Director Kerry Curry for the upcoming 2019 election. The deadline to enter into this contract is January 18, 2019. However, due to an increase in prices charged for this service, council requested the deadline of January 18 be amended. Furthermore on this matter, council requested County Administrator Guy Singletary be invited to the next meeting to explain the increase in price, as well as provide an itemized list of expenses.

Following back up on old business, council held a second reading of the Refuse, Weeks, and Junk Ordinance changes proposed in December. After Sue Bragg reviewed the submitted ordinance, she found fault with is as it was not in compliance with charter and requested the ordinance be corrected. After more discussion of this topic, council agreed to trial the ordinance for three months under the condition that the authorized representative make a list of properties in consideration of non compliance. The list is to be submitted to the Swainsboro Police Department for further action to be taken.

In reference to committee reports, the following was announced:

John Parker— Reported the…

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