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June 12, 2013

City joins land bank talk

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MILLEDGEVILLE —

A joint city and county agreement requires an intergovernmental contract detailing the entity vested with land bank operation.

The contract would specify various items such as the initial land bank board members. The intro size features an odd number between five and 11.

The Milledgeville-Baldwin County Development Authority is already set up to be the property conduit, according to executive director Matt Poyner.

“This ties in with the community going forward,” Poyner said Tuesday. “This helps everybody out. I’m behind it.”

DA executive board uses four city, four county and one joint member, which answers the odd number land bank act item.

If the city and county go this route, the land bank and development authority would hold separate meetings.

Craig suggested putting an expeditious timeline on the process, while both attorneys advise the city and county on the next step. A local law, ordinance or resolution must pass to create the bank authority.

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