MARY ANN ANDERSON
Last week was a busy one for the Hazlehurst City Council, with their June work session and regular meeting held on Monday and Thursday, respectively, followed by a called meeting on Friday morning with officials from Georgia State Patrol and Triple H Specialty Co., to discuss the handling of an outstanding invoice from 2020.
Ward Two Councilman John Ramay, who was out of town because of family medical matters, attended all three meetings by telephone.
The Council covered plenty of ground in the workshop and regular meeting, including ….
…. okaying the 2021-22 budget of $5,499,125, with all legal requirements of publication and public hearings satisfied.
…. after hearing a detailed presentation in the work session by Brenda Reynolds of McLendon-Reynolds Insurance of Hazlehurst, approved in the regular session on Thursday the city’s property, liability and worker’s compensation insurance renewal for 2021-22 at a cost of $272,328, an almost $35,000 increase from 2020-21. Mayor Bayne Stone added that the city also pays 100 percent of the $660,000 cost of employees’ medical and life insurance, bring the total annual payout for insurance of almost $1 million.
…. confirming after a firsthand visit by and follow-up letter from Commissioner Spencer Moore of the Georgia Department of Driver Services that Hazlehurst has been officially approved for a driver’s license facility, to include CDL licensing. The land, Stone explained, was donated by the…
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