At the Jan. 7, City of Hinesville Council meeting, history was made after the Mayor and Council approved the appointment of Lloyd Slater as the first African American Police Chief for the City. The Council voted unanimously after coming back from executive session. See the story in today’s newspaper.
The Mayor and Council were presented the design concept and drawings being considered for the replacement of Hinesville Fire Station one on Liberty Street.
The estimated cost of the project is $6,425,000.00 of which 2.7 million will be covered by SPLOST-IV and $4,350,000.00 will come from a secured loan. Some of the costs might be recovered via SPLOST-VII, if approved.
Download the meeting book to see design concepts at: https://coastalcourier.com/
Mayor and council approved alcohol beverage license renewals for three local businesses. The Mayor and council also approved a beer and wine license for the Brickwall Café in downtown Hinesville.
The Mayor and council approved the authorization and ratification of a gift of real property from Paul Krebs to the City. On Dec. 21, 2020, Paul Krebs met with staff to discuss gifting a parcel of land adjacent to his rental office off Airport Road, Hinesville, Georgia to be utilized as a public park. On Dec. 31, a Deed of Gift from Paul Krebs of 4.29 acres was accepted by the City of Hinesville.
The Mayor and Council approved to increase the salary of the City of Hinesville Municipal Court Solicitors.
City Manager Kenneth Howard said that currently the Prosecuting Attorney is paid $1,000 per month and the Assistant Prosecuting Attorney is paid $500 per month to represent the City of Hinesville in Municipal Court.
Prior to COVID 19, Wednesday Court was held in one 4-5-hour session with an attorney scheduled to be available every other week.
But Howard said that due to COVID-19, Municipal Court has had to hold multiple sessions on Wednesday and Court has been extended into the evening. In addition to multiple sessions two Supplemental Friday Court dates have had to be scheduled. The additional sessions have resulted in both attorneys having to be available each week to attend the sessions. The motion was approved.