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City to vote on millage rate

By Beth Alston

AMERICUS — The third and final public hearing will be held during the regular monthly meeting of the mayor and city council at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Russell Thomas Jr. Public Safety Building. The millage rate is being raised to 13.12 mills.

On the consent agenda for Thursday’s meeting are the following.

  • Consider becoming a Tree City U.S.A. Community.
  • Approve spending $24,420 for a bikeway implementation study for key bicycle corridors as part of a project passed by the voters of Sumter County in the 2014 SPLOST.
  • Approve a resolution accepting an APGA Mutual Aid Agreement.
  • Approve a resolution authorizing expenditure ($19,016) for the Rylander Theatre using SPLOST funds.
  • Accept a bid of $27,582 from Sunbelt Ford to purchase a V8 long bed 4×4 (half-ton) truck for the Public Works Water and Sewer Department.
  • Accept bid to purchase MXU and Pearl cables for the Public Works Water and Sewer Department.
  • Approve name change of Flash Foods to Circle K at 1533 S. Lee St.
  • Approve name change of Flash Foods to Circle K at 1101 Crawford St.
  • Approve transfer of property at 1031 Westside Drive to the Land Bank Authority.
  • Approve closing the 2014 CDBG matching bank account at Citizens Bank of Americus with remaining funds to be deposited into the General Fund.
  • Approve a resolution opening a 2019 CHIP bank account at Synovus bank.

On the agenda are the following items.

  • Consider establishing an ordinance to create the Keep Americus Beautiful Commission. Staff requests that the rules be suspended and action taken this month.
  • Consider approving an ordinance to establish the 2019 millage rate of 13.12.
  • Discussion of a revenue bond consideration.

In other business, Council member Nelson Brown will recognize Brookdale Park community service. The mayor will present two proclamations: National Clean Up Day and National Surgical Technologist Week.