Folkston City Council gathered on Monday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. for its monthly meeting. All members were present except for council members Marion Davis, Jr. and Jim Gowen.

Then, the following items were approved: the amended agenda, the minutes from the October 18 public hearing and the October 18 meeting and the income and expense statements.

Chief Wesley Green with the Folkston Police Department provided October’s report. The department filed 37 incident reports, investigated 13 accidents and answered 1,584 calls. Additionally, $9,224.55 was collected and the city’s portion is $6,668.17.

He then provided an update regarding personnel. Monique Holmes is a new hire, who came over from the Sheriff’s Office, and she is assigned to the high school. They have received two patrol cars, and he planned to submit equipment bids on Tuesday. For radios, Green was told it could take anywhere from 60 days to four months.

City Manager Pender Lloyd reported that Seaboard Construction began work on Main Street. Grinding will occur at night with paving during the day. The road stripes will be temporary for around 10 days after construction, and then the crew will paint permanent markings.

The sewer grant has been submitted, and it is currently under review. The grant is a part of the American Recovery Act funds, and it could help build a new sewer plant to replace the county’s existing one. Applications will be reviewed in December with awards announced in January 2022.

The law enforcement grant has also been submitted, and the council is waiting for approval. The grant would provide EMS and law enforcement officers with $1,000 from the Governor’s Office.

Council member Ruby Baker asked if the sewer grant would tackle the drainage issue between the Post Office and railroad tracks. It will not, however, Lloyd said it will be solved in the future.

The council then approved the City of Ethics Resolution.

Elaine Bailey addressed members of the council, and she said her prayers are with City Clerk Darlene Williamson. At the mobile food pantry, 400 families were served and the Health Department administered flu and COVID-19 vaccines. Council member Bruce Young gave out masks, and his help was very appreciated.

The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m., and the next regularly scheduled meeting is on December 20 at 6:30 p.m. Folkston City Council gathered on Monday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. for its monthly meeting. All members were present except for council members Marion Davis, Jr. and Jim Gowen.

Then, the following items were approved: the amended agenda, the minutes from the October 18 public and the October 18 meeting and the income and expense statements.

Chief Wesley Green with the Folkston Police Department provided October’s report. The department filed 37 incident reports, investigated 13 accidents and answered 1,584 calls. Additionally, $9,224.55 was collected and the city’s portion is $6,668.17.

He then provided an update regarding personnel. Monique Holmes is a new hire who came over from the Sheriff’s Office, and she is assigned to the high school. They have received two patrol cars, and he planned to submit the equipment bids on Tuesday. For radios, Green was told it could take anywhere from 60 days to four months.

City Manager Pender Lloyd reported that Seaboard Construction began work on Main Street. Grinding will occur at night with paving during the day. The road stripes will be temporary for around 10 days after construction, and then the crew will paint permanent markings.

The sewer grant has been submitted, and it is currently under review. The grant is a part of the American Recovery Act funds, and it could help build a new sewer plant to replace the county’s existing one. Applications will be reviewed in December with awards announced in January 2022.

The law enforcement grant has also been submitted, and the council is waiting for approval. The grant would provide EMS and law enforcement officers with $1,000 from the Governor’s Office.

Council member Ruby Baker asked if the sewer grant would tackle the drainage issue between the Post Office and railroad tracks. It will not, however, Lloyd said it will be solved in the future.

The council then approved the City of Ethics Resolution.

Elaine Bailey addressed members of the council, and she said her prayers are with City Clerk Darlene Williamson. At the mobile food pantry, 400 families were served and the Health Department administered flu and COVID-19 vaccines. Council member Bruce Young gave out masks, and his help was very appreciated.

The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m., and the next regularly scheduled meeting is on December 20 at 6:30 p.m.