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Ludowici maintains milliage rate
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The Ludowici City Council accepted the resignation of Tara Warren from the joint Ludowici/Long County Planning and Zoning Board on July 14. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
The Ludowici City Council had a jam-packed July 14 meeting. They addressed, among other business, what the millage rate will be for the upcoming year.
Alderman Jim Fuller made the motion to continue with the current millage rate, which is 10. Frank McClelland Jr. seconded the motion and the group voted unanimously to maintain the rate.
The council also followed up on an item from the June meeting by agreeing to set a date for New York Life agent Jennie Jones to share information with employees about establishing individual retirement accounts.  Jones made a brief presentation at the June meeting and asked that she be permitted to return. The city does not currently have a retirement plan.    
The council also voted to implement a policy on hiring city employees. All department heads must bring any applicant before the group before the candidate is hired.
Regarding hiring, the council voted to hire Frankie Goff as a full-time police officer and Robert Hoyt as a reserve police officer.
In other police department business, the council voted to restrict any person from riding in department patrol cars unless they are officers with the Ludowici Police Department or, in extenuating circumstances, certified officers from other agencies.
LPD Sgt. J.D. Campbell went before the council on behalf of Chief Richard Robertson, who was away at school, to report that several bids had been obtained to have the jail insulated. Campbell said the sinks and toilets also need to be replaced and shower combination fixtures need to be installed in each cell.  
In other business:
The council accepted the resignation of Tara Warren from the Ludowici/Long County Planning and Zoning Board.
The council voted to remove a Department of Transportation obstruction on
Highway 84.
The council assigned the city clerk to research a joint plan with the Long County Commission regarding delinquent tax bills and to see how the property could be sold to recover payment.
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