Two days into the five days of candidate qualifying, the only confirmed contest for a Statesboro City Council seat was the previously announced race in District 2.
Now in his second month as Statesboro's city manager, Charles W. Penny has some hiring to do. The city is currently short two department heads Penny would hire, and a third is leaving.
Statesboro officials and volunteers planning the Creek on the Blue Mile project look to the Carroll Creek project in Frederick, Maryland, for inspiration, while acknowledging that project is on a much larger scale.
Statesboro and Bulloch County have extended their agreement for the Statesboro Fire Department to continue protecting the five-mile fire district outside the city limits for one more year. But negotiations for a much longer-term contract are reportedly moving forward.
Citizens can meet and greet new City Manager Charles Penny between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday at Joe Brannen Hall, 58-A East Main St., before his first Statesboro City Council meeting, 5:30 p.m. next door at City Hall.
Charles W. Penny arrived on the job Monday as Statesboro's new city manager.
After first retaining a consultant and more recently a specialized law firm for Service Delivery Strategy negotiations with the county government, Statesboro City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to have the mayor sign the offered “status quo” 10-year agreement.
Statesboro City Council this week retained four attorneys and their Atlanta-area law firm as the city’s special counsel for negotiations with the Bulloch County government toward a required 10-year service delivery strategy agreement.
Jason Boyles, one of two Statesboro interim assistant city managers since December and the city's director of public works and engineering, has a new one-month assignment, as city manager.
Among other things, Statesboro City Council is slated to adopt the city’s fiscal year 2020 budget and schedule of fees, to consider annexing a 33-acre tract and to appoint a one-month interim city manager at Tuesday’s 5:30 p.m. regular meeting.