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January 23, 2013

City council discusses Shaw Building, water treatment

MILLEDGEVILLE — The City of Milledgeville agreed to keep its options open while deciding the best use for the Shaw Building in Tuesday's City Council work session.

City Manager Barry Jarrett said Central State Hospital Local Redevelopment Authority (CSHLRA) chair Quay Fuller requested to partner with the city.

“At this point we are looking at all of the options related to that building. One of the primary options is an innovation center,” Jarrett said. 

Jarrett said city staff has been busy examining business incubator and even commercial options, with one interested client already.

The city will pay taxes and insurance as long as the building sits.

An estimated cost of deconstructing equipment no longer applicable to the facility is more than $200,000, while the salvage value is only $35,000.

Jarrett said the agreement with Shaw Industries doesn't allow the city to sell the building for three years. He wants it back on the tax base.

“That doesn't mean we can't lease to sell,” the city manager said. “All of those options are open, and I want to keep them open.”

Jeanette Walden, District 2, said partnering with everyone would promote more jobs.

“We don't need to let it sit there while we are pondering. We need jobs,” Walden said.

Mayor Richard Bentley said Georgia College President Dr. Steve Dorman is open to community investment. The city would need the help at the Shaw Building.

Steve Chambers, District 6, asked if smaller sections of the 92,000 square foot facility could be multi-use instead of selling the building as a whole.

“Y'all are going to have some difficult decisions to make with this upcoming budget, and what we are talking about here is another investment,” Jarrett said.

Water treatment plant superintendent Robert Hadden described a necessary update to the current treatment process for the city to fall in line with updated Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) standards on totally suspended solids including chlorine, aluminum and iron.

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