Council approves decreased millage rate proposal FY20

by | October 9, 2019 2:13 pm

by WHITLEY CLIFTON

Members of Swainsboro city council and mayor Charles Charles Schwabe convened Monday, October 7, at 6 p.m. at the City Hall for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting. Calling the meeting in order, Mayor Schwabe welcomed all and Reverend Brad Mckenzie led in the prayer invocation.

Minutes from previous meetings were then reviewed and approved by all members of council.

In new business:

• City Administrator Al Lawson presented to council the proposed mileage rate FY2020. Constituting as a public hearing, Lawson advised of a decrease in set millage for the upcoming year, this year being 19.353 from last year’s 19.428. Johnny Ray Stafford motioned for approval and all councilpersons voted in favor.

• Eileenna Dray Dixon inquired council on a road closure of Robert Street from Main Street to Pine Street for the purpose of a Nine Week’s Check-in Celebration set for October 19 from 12 until 6 p.m. As a motivation incentive, Dixon explained to council that the event is to award children for good report cards and grades made by students’ during their first nine weeks back at school. She further stated that tutors will be present to assist children with areas of struggle as well as prizes and bouncy houses, all making for a fun day. Motioning for approval of closing Robert’s Street for this event to take place was John E. Parker. Councilperson Rita Faulkner seconded and all voted accordingly.

In reference to committee reports:

Sconyers reported…

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