During Thursday's regular city council meeting, City Manager Kenneth Howard said the county and the city were considering a curfew. However, the county and city can no longer implement any curfew since the governor's executive order supersedes their power to do so.
Howard also urged anyone homeless who needs help to call 912-876-6573. City Hall is closed so they need to call and set an appointment for the intake process. They would need to prove they’re homeless to get help from the city, Howard said.
During Thursday's meeting council approved buying a 2020 combination sewer truck from Environmental Products of Georgia for $399,700. The city’s current sewer truck is 22 years old and requires a lot of maintenance, council was told.
Council also approved the purchase of equipment needed for the Fort Stewart /Hunter Army Airfield Project. All bids approved were the low bids provided.
The bids were as follows:
• Claxton Saw won the bid for the purchase of a farm tractor for $74,400.
• Claxton also won the bid for two utility trailers for a cost of $244,800.
• Lasseter Tractor won the bid for a 20-foot batwing mower at a cost of $21,799
• Altamaha Equipment won the bid for two 15-foot bat wing mower for a cost of $48,750
• Jerry Pate won the bid for the purchase of five 16-feet large area mower at a combined cost of $479,342.01
• Pate also won the bid for the purchase of five 12-feet large area mowers for a combined cost of $330,109.13
• Quik Kut won the bid for the purchase of 12, 72” zero turn mowers for a combined cost of $119,052.00
• Quik Kut won the bid for the purchase of four 60” zero turn mowers for a combined cost of $38,484.00
• J C Lewis Ford won the bid for the purchase of eight F-150 pickup trucks for a combined cost of $198,160
• J C Lewis Ford won the bid for the purchase of one F-250 truck at $42,181
• JC Lewis won the bid for three F-150 regular cab pickups for a combined cost of $64,767
• Tri State Pump won for the buy of two turf sweeper for a combined cost of $70,775.88
• Ag Pro won the bid for the buy of two Utility vehicles for a combined cost of $16,829
Assistant City Manager Ryan Arnold presented an agreement with Georgia Department of Transportation for an amount not to exceed $300,000 with a required cash match not to exceed $75,000 for the re-alignment of Ryon Ave.
Most of the funding is coming from the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). The motion passed.