The Charlton County Board of Commissioners held their regularly scheduled meeting, Thursday, June 29 in the St. George Community Room.

During the meeting, commissioners discussed the Site Lease Agreement with T-Mobile in St. George. The agreement is initially for one year, in which T-Mobile will pay $500. After the year, the county will have the option to renew the lease agreement, which will be for five years. Should the county renew said lease, during the five years, T-Mobile will pay the county $2,200.00 per month. The contract will renew every five years. The commissioners approved the agreement unanimously.

Also during the meeting, the board reviewed a contract with Southern Georgia Area Agency on Aging on providing operation of a senior center with congregate and home-delivered meals for the Fiscal Year 2020. The contract was agreed upon unanimously. The board also accepted the monthly Wellness Report.

The board approved the purchase of culvert pipe for the Road Department from Ferguson Waterworks. The cost is $6,789.00. The commissioners also approved the financial report.

The commission received applications of use for the county auditorium from the Republican Women’s Club for a civic event to be held Tuesday, August 6, and from the Charlton County School District for its annual county-wide meeting, Wednesday, July 31, from 8 a.m.  to 11 a.m.. The applications were approved unanimously. 

The Charlton Commissioners reviewed a resolution declaring June 24 to be Sallie Chatman Day in Charlton County. Mrs. Sallie Chatman is a Charlton County resident who recently turned 100 years old.

“She is a wonderful person, and a Christian woman,” said Commissioner Alphya Benefield.

Mrs. Chatman is the wife of the late Mr. Samuel R. Chatman, for whom the Chatman-Mobley Park is partially named. She is the mother to four children, a number of great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She was employed by the local sewing shop until it closed.

Commissioner Alpha Benefield thanked the board, staff members, and citizens for all they do. Commissioner Luke Gowen wished former Herald editor, Matt Gardner, good luck in Blackshear as The Blackshear Times publisher and good luck to current Herald editor, Marla Ogletree, in her new position.

The commissioners will meet again Thursday, July 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the BOC conference room.