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November 19, 2012

CSH projects still on task


The City of Milledgeville decided to annualize the Central State Hospital Local Redevelopment Authority (CSHLRA) budget last week. In the monthly CSHLRA meeting Wednesday, Interim Executive Director Mike Couch said the total funding amount was within $3,000 of the authority's request. 

City Council voted to amend its operational budget, adding $100,000 toward the CSH group totally funded by the city.

“We've been operating out of the goodness of the city. I think it's fair to say the city let us have our wings last night. We appreciate the support,” Couch said.

The CSH authority, with help from state Rep. Rusty Kidd, sent a letter to the state requesting $400,000 to fund the redevelopment. Also, Couch said Georgia College President Dr. Steve Dorman wants a January meeting to discuss the university's place in the campus master plan.

Discussion of an innovation center is the focus of the upcoming meeting. Coach said the Shaw Building, tabbed for use as a business incubator, is the natural fit.

In Couch's words, the board should hear Dorman's “vision of how Georgia College can work with us to create commerce, trade and opportunity in Milledgeville.”

Vice chair Dudley Rowe asked the board to approve the creation of a CSH Solar Committee to investigate the establishment of a solar panel farm. Rowe and citizen volunteer David Sinclair developed some early numbers after speaking with Georgia Power Company.

The concept includes panels on a 100-acre spot. While all figures aren't final at this early stage, Rowe said the farm could potentially generate up to 10 Megawatts.

The solar committee will meet with companies like Clean Energy Collective out of Colorado to sort out the co-operative planning.

In theory, citizens would buy into the co-operative and receive an energy cost reduction. Rowe said the solar farm is worth consideration.

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