Jones, Osteen and Jones Attorney Luke Moses was appointed as the new Prosecuting Attorney for the City of Hinesville’s Municipal Court. The appointment was made at the Aug. 6, City Council meeting.
On July 16, The Mayor and Council approved to amend the City Code for the appointment of Prosecuting Attorney of the Municipal Court to allow the City to hire a qualified individual who is either a resident of the judicial circuit in which the municipal court is located, or a qualified individual who has a law office or principal place of business within the Atlantic Judicial Circuit.
Jones, Osteen and Jones has two locations in Hinesville.
After appointing Moses, the Mayor and Council approved the appointment of Attorney Robert Lee Russell IV, as the City’s Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the Municipal Court.
The Mayor and Council approved the City’s revised off premise alcohol distance ordinance so that it matches the order of the state of Georgia. Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission Executive Director Jeff Ricketson presented the final draft to the Mayor and Council at the July 16 meeting.
The LCPC recommended that Mayor and Council approve the final plat for phase three of the Independent Settlement Subdivision. The plat includes 22 lots for single family dwellings on 7.3 acres on Whipple Avenue in District 5. The plat was approved unanimously.
Mayor and Council approved a request authorization to submit a joint application to the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, for consideration of disparate allocation under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG), on behalf of the Hinesville Police Department and Liberty County Sheriff’s Office. The funding allocation enables Hinesville Police Department to purchase two Digital In-Car Audio/Video Recording Systems for $8,610 and provides the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office with $2,076 in funding toward the purchase of three HP ProBook Mobile Data Terminals.
They also approved a request authorization to apply to CSX for funding consideration under the Pride in Service Grant Program, on behalf of the Hinesville Police Department. The Pride in Service Grant Program is intended to serve those who serve and provide through meeting the training and equipment needs of first responders. Hinesville Police
Department will utilize the $4,895 being requested to provide every uniform patrol officer with a leather Narcan holder to be worn on their duty belt and every officer below the rank of captain with a complete Opioid Overdose Rescue Kit for their vehicle (90 kits total). The rescue kits will include additional Narcan, disposable nitrile gloves, antiseptic hand wipes, and CPR micro shields.
Assistant City Manager Ryan Arnold recommended the Mayor and Council award Creative Bus Sales, the lowest bidder, for three (3) E450 7.3L V8 gasoline 16 passenger 25’ cutaway buses to begin replacing the existing Liberty Transit 30’ Rolling Stock. The amount of the award was $266,727.99 from grant funds. The recommendation was approved.