The Long County Board of Commissioners held their first meeting of 2021 on Jan.4, where they approved a moratorium on any new or preexisting applications for housing subdivisions, variances, preliminary and final plats from Jan.5, until March 2, 2021. The approval came after a brief recess in public forum while the Board convened in executive session. The Board voted in favor of having Robert Parker remain the Chairman for a one year term. The Board also voted in favor of Gerald Blocker to serve as Vice Chair for a two-year term.
The Board then appointed James Smith as their County Attorney. The Board then went into the formalities of reviewing the County budget and approving the payments of its monthly bills which totaled 1.1 million dollars. The County has 1.2 million in its general funds, $210,000 in their jail funds, $289,000 in their 9-1-1 funds and $40,000 in their drug abuse treatment and education fund. Long County has $748,000 in their SPLOST IV funds and $130,000 in T-SPLOST.
The Board decided to keep their meetings at 9 a.m. The Board went into executive session. After their executive session the Board approved the moratorium.