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POSTED: February 15, 2007 5:06 a.m.
Midway continues its municipal growth as it prepares to appoint a city judge, discusses an inspections department and continues development of its new police department.
Midway city attorney Leon Braun introduced the city council to John D. Harvey, a Richmond Hill attorney who is seen as a likely appointee to the job of Midway judge.
With a police chief on duty now, the city must make provisions for trying cases in its municipal court. Tentative plans call for a monthly court session on the first Monday.
Police Chief Jerry Ramos gave the council a draft proposed budget and discussed future growth of his department.
Sonny Timmerman of the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission discussed the draft subdivision ordinance being offered to all Liberty jurisdictions. Officials are reading the draft and considering possible changes needed.
Timmerman also discussed the historic overlay district designation which will be used to assist Midway in preserving and developing its historic district.
Council members are considering increasing the rental fee for the Midway Civic Center from $100 to $150, but took no final action.
Coastal Electric Cooperative has deeded to Midway the former site of a distribution substation on Highway 84. In accepting the deed, Mayor Don Emmons thanked Coastal Electric and paid special attention to the efforts of City Clerk Lynette "Gloria" Cook, who he said had worked particularly hard arranging the transfer.
 

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