The audit reviewed the fiscal year that ended Dec. 31, 2018. The report, prepared by McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks and Co. LLC, an accounting firm based in Macon, showed the city’s finances are in good standing at all levels, city officials said.
Dozens of volunteers fanned out across the city of Jackson on Saturday as part of the city’s Clean City Task Force litter cleanup day.
The city purchased a top-mount pump fire truck for $329,000, which will be paid through a 10-year Georgia Municipal Association loan with a 3.69% interest rate, city officials said.
In separate proclamations, the Jackson City Council and Butts County Board of Commissioners have called attention to child abuse and neglect, promoting partnerships between government, faith-based organizations, civic groups and others as key to prevention.
While with the Jackson department, Stephens served for some time on the Butts County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team. Stephens was also previously part of the police department’s two-officer investigations unit.
Jackson Mayor Kay Pippin, center right, was honored among several other female leaders from Georgia by Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan during a Women’s History Month celebration March 18 at the state Capitol.
Jackson’s department heads and staff were praised last week for holding the line on spending during the past year.
According to statements presented to the council, the general fund was expected to take in $3.4 million in 2018, but by the end of the year had collected $3.48 million. Expenses out of that fund were budgeted at $3.4 million, but only $3.12 million actually went out.
Members of the Azalea, Cherokee and Mimosa garden clubs along with Jackson city officials planted three new red maple trees in the City of Jackson Cemetery Feb. 15.
City officials and the Jackson garden clubs will plant three trees during the program. The city will also be recognized by the Georgia Forestry Commission as a Tree City for the 27th consecutive year