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June 12, 2013

Negotiations underway for Shaw Building repurpose

(Continued)

MILLEDGEVILLE —

Phase one construction could begin no later than July pending city approval, according to Sinclair.

• Georgia Safe Sidewalks

The city authorized a contract with Georgia Safe Sidewalks for sidewalk trip hazard mitigation on portions of the right of way along South Liberty Street between Hancock and Franklin Street.

The raised sidewalk panel portions will be edged out, creating a smooth Americans with Disabilities Act compliant surface.

“It's very cost effective. The alternative is replacing an entire sidewalk,” City Public Works director Frank Baugh said. “It's almost not noticeable when they are finished.”

Uncommitted funds of $13,000 will go towards the project's contract balance. Baugh said it could be completed by the end of the month.

• July 4th Fireworks contract approved

Council agreed on a contract for the Independence Day fireworks display. 

The city is funding the entire cost of the show happening June 30 prior to the Thursday holiday.

Formerly, the municipality aided in the July 4th fireworks event held at the Milledgeville Mall over the last two years.  The city's cost was $1,500 out of $8,000 total for the 17-minute show handled by Pyrotechnico.

City officials suggested the city brunt the entire cost of the show as a form of community giving. 

• City Surplus transfers

Council approved conveyance of 50 to 100 used computers to Digital Bridges. 

City manager Barry Jarrett said Digital Bridges would clean the computers of old information and move them to needy families. 

The city will formulate a list from the housing authority, according to Jarrett.

Councilwoman Denese Shinholster, District 3, asked if some of the computers would go to senior citizens. 

“We have a tendency to overlook them in the community,” Shinholster said. “That's why I'm concerned about making sure senior citizens are on that list.”

Jarrett will inform Council of the ongoing computer process.

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