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April 10, 2013

Milledgeville to take part in downtown pilot program

MILLEDGEVILLE —  

The Georgia Municipal Association and the Carl Vinson Institute at the University of Georgia selected the City of Milledgeville for a Downtown Fellowship. The partnership chose Milledgeville as the medium along with Gainesville as the large and Porterdale as the small community pilot program representatives.

Milledgeville Main Street director Carlee Schulte announced the positive news in Tuesday's city council work session.

The Downtown Fellowship provides technical assistance for economic development and public sector education for UGA's College of Environmental Design. Each city leaves the program with improved downtown corridor entrance designs.

City support of downtown development and likelihood to implement the plans are considered.

“Milledgeville was chosen because of the city's support of downtown,” Schulte said. “They see that's something you guys take seriously.”

A UGA landscape architect student starts the 10-week study May 20. The city's total cost is $1,440 for the services.

Additional corridor improvement costs attach to the process. City manager Barry Jarrett said the first choices lie at the Wayne and Hancock Street downtown entrances.

“The thing about the award is that we would be expected to implement what they propose, and we can tell them which street we want too,” Jarrett said. “We need to control costs and think about what would be involved.”

Speaking on behalf of Public Works, Fancy Robinson suggested not limiting the student's work areas. 

“The person that does it could do a study as an outsider coming in evaluating these corridors instead of us limiting her,” Robinson said.

 

• Development Authority Update

Executive director of the Milledgeville and Baldwin County Development Authority Matt Poyner discussed his three-month activity report Tuesday.

The authority recently sent out its Business Retention Expansion Program surveys. Over 400 letters went to existing businesses and industry.

The confidential survey information will be compiled into a fall report assisting the authority and elected officials to bridge some gaps.

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