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April 10, 2013

Milledgeville to take part in downtown pilot program

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MILLEDGEVILLE —

“I want to find out what's going on, where we can help and if they need any help, how can we get that to them,” Poyner said.

Milledgeville and Baldwin County Industrial Park signage concepts can shape up entrance corridors. EMC provides free design services for future sign additions.

Also, Poyner thanked the city and the county for clearing 15 acres of land on a 44-acre park tract. Future construction will drop the tract 30 feet to road grade.

“We are excited about it. Right now, our inventory is low in the community,” Poyner said. “By getting this site ready and prepped, we are going to be that much farther ahead.”

At this point the development authority projects 577 jobs and $105 million capital investment on the books.

“We are still working these projects hoping a few will land,” Poyner said. “We know three are definite.”

 

• City approved grounds maintenance contract

Council approved a resolution authorizing a contract with Central Georgia Lawn and Design, LLC for maintenance in cemeteries, parks and selected rights-of-way. Public Works director Frank Baugh is pleased with the local contractor.

The contract costs $58,660 based on 12 cuts per year per site. A rainy season could increase the figure.

When compared to $80,000 prison work crews, the city officials like the savings and increased efficiency offered.

“We can manage it well within the budget amount that we otherwise had programmed for prisons crews. I can see some realized savings depending on how the season unfolds,” Baugh said.

The contract lasts from April through October and may extend up to three years at the current price if the city approves. Baugh said the company offers spot project maintenance as well for special events.

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