The Folkston City Council held a regularly scheduled meeting Monday, September 16.
During the meeting, Folkston Police Chief Wesley Green stated the department answered 856 calls in the month of August, including 33 incident reports and nine accidents. He also stated FPD received $9,378.00 in fines with $6,2017.85 going to the city.
City Manager Pender Lloyd alerted the council the waterline system on Reynolds Road is underway. He also stated the city received bids for the Homeland Park Bridge in the amount of $491,000.00, and has been sent to the Department of Transportation (DOT) for approval. The plans for Tower Street are 70-75% done and Lloyd stated he hopes to open bids next month.
Councilmember Ruby Baker told the council she attended the meeting in Nashville for the Southern Georgia Area Agency on Aging (SGAAA). She alerted the council that Georgia is ranked fourth in the country for elders who are hungry. The community does have a Meals on Wheels program and Baker is working with the new Senior Director at the Senior Center. There are 18 counties being represented for the SGAAA. The Senior Center is looking for volunteers Monday-Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The council will meet again Monday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m.