by WHITLEY CLIFTON
Members of the Emanuel County Board of Commissioners convened Monday, November 16, at 6 p.m. at the John C. Coleman Hotel for their regularly scheduled month meeting. Calling the meeting to order, Chairman Desse Davis welcomed all before calling upon County Administrator L. Guy Singletary to lead in invocation. The Pledge of Allegiance was then recited by all.
First item on the night’s agenda was an intern update provided by Savannah Reynolds, who gave a short briefing on an informative historic project she has been working on for the John C. Coleman Hotel. Board members were advised that Reynolds has plans for project completion set for within the next month and stated that more interesting historic facts would be released once featured articles are completed.
Board members then reviewed minutes from the October 19 regular meeting and November 10 workshop meeting. Commissioner James Canady motioned for approval of the presented minutes and Commissioner Hugh Foskey seconded. Remaining board members voted in favor also.
With no old business to discuss, discussion on new business was entertained and featured discussion and action being taken on the solid waste plan adoption resolution as well as the surplus of county equipment.
Taking action on the solid waste plan adoption resolution, a comprehensive solid waste plan effective from 2020-2030, was Commissioner Jim Sherrod, who cast motion for approval. Canady seconded Sherrod’s vote and all remaining board members voted in favor.
Singletary reviewed items for surplus with commissioners, which included tractors, trucks, and trailers. He also advised that the use for the county’s 2018 John Deere tractor hasn’t been high in demand since services have since been utilized through use of a MowerMax. Singletary further suggested obtaining a reserve of $100,000 prior to sending the machinery to auction. Motioning for approval of surpluses was Sherrod, who was seconded by Commissioner Keith Thompson and further supported by all remaining board members.
Prior to adjournment, a check presentation was presented by Singletary to commissioners. He announced that the $750,000 funding received from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs would be a great asset to the community and hopes to provide great changes with funding received at the Senior Citizen Center. Due to the Covid pandemic, the annual banquet in Jekyll had been cancelled, therefore a regional presentation for funding was hosted recently in Dublin, where Singletary and Beth Gibson were presented with allotted funds.
With no further business for discussion, Canady motioned for approval. Sherrod seconded the motion and all voted in favor.