Last week, Ludowici Mayor Myrtice Warren signed the final papers required for the city to receive its remediation funds for projects completed in preparation for the fifth brigade, which was supposed to come to Fort Stewart but was canceled.
Ludowici is slated to receive $88,871 to help pay for projects and work, including the downtown water tower, the police department and the city’s Pecan Park area, Warren said. The money is part of the $40 million in remediation funds that were approved after the brigade’s cancellation.
The funding was approved through the Office of Economic Adjustment and is being distributed through sub-grants by the Coastal Regional Commission. The mayor said she was told by CRC representatives that Ludowici was the first to submit a signed sub-grant packet to receive reimbursement funds.
“This is an honor for our small community to be the first (to sign the sub-grant for funds) out of all of the cities and counties who requested it,” Warren said.
In September, Ludowici was one of 16 governmental agencies deemed eligible to request funding. In addition to the city, the Long County Board of Education and the Long County Commission submitted requests for remediation funding for approximately $5 million.
In other business, the Ludowici City Council:
• Voted to change the date of water bills being delinquent for cancellation from the 10th of each month to the 11th.
• Promoted Ludowici Police Department Officer Diannia Duncan to the rank of investigator/jailor.
• Approved city employees to be off Dec. 22, 23 and 24 for Christmas.
•Heard a presentation from Coastal Regional Commission spokesperson Chris Emmer on the regionally important historical resources list. Emmer told council members that if they would like to nominate any sites for the list, they can contact him to have them considered. Currently, the Ludowici Well Pavilion and the Long County Courthouse are the only two nominated sites in Long County.