From indications at the Midway City Council’s meeting Monday the council work session scheduled for Feb. 26 will be a busy one.
Mayor Levern Clancy Jr. told the council that architect Judson Bryant will be reporting on the progress of the city hall project at the work session. Ground for a new city hall was officially broken in August on the site near the intersection of Charlie Butler Road and Islands Highway. A new city hall has been a formal goal of Midway’s government since 2011.
Also scheduled for the Feb. 26 meeting is consideration of a waste water agreement between Midway and the Liberty County Development Authority. The two agencies have disagreed for more than 12 years on arrangements to share water and waste water services.
Several times over the years the dispute has appeared close to a solution, but arrangements never got formal. Midway hired a special attorney, Anthony Abbott of Savannah, to represent them in the water-waste water disagreement. Clancy said he expected Abbott to attend the Feb. 26 meeting. Midway hopes to engage a city attorney at that session also.
Monday, the council set the date for the annual Midway Day festival; it will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 21.
Acting on Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission recommendations, the council approved an occupational permit for Midway Family Dental at 28 Butler Avenue and a new sign for the Enmark station on Oglethorpe Highway. The approved sign is 14 square foot larger that the standard in LCPC sign regulations.
Sandra Hicks Sheffield, chairwoman of the Liberty County library board, updated council members on the plan to rename the Midway-Riceboro branch library. Hicks Sheffield said the library board intends to rename the library in honor of two citizens who played important roles in the establishment of the branch, Neloweze Cooper and Weorsie Smith. The branch library is county property and the county commissioners will decide on any renaming.
Parker can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Midway promoted three of its police officers: Russell Knox was named senior patrol officer, Duvall Page became a sergeant and Mark Rich was promoted to lieutenant.
Midway Mayor Levern Clancy Jr. outlined the history of Midway’s police department which was reinstated in 2006 and gave background on each officer.
Clancy said he was proud to be able to honor Midway’s finest. After a pin-on ceremony refreshments were served. The promotions were effective immediately.