The Hazlehurst City Council, in last Monday’s short 15-minute workshop and last Thursday’s regular meeting, passed several motions that took care of end-of-the-year housekeeping including approving annual training and meeting schedules.
In one of the shortest meetings in the past few years of the Hazlehurst City Council, one that clocked in at just under a half-hour, Mayor Bayne Stone and the councilmen passed a slew of motions, including denying a request to allow mobile homes to be placed on Jefferson Street within city limits and another approving annual Christmas and safety bonuses for city employees.
Sen. Blake Tillery (R – Vidalia) recently announced the City of Hazlehurst has been awarded a contract to fund the remarking, crack seal and overlay of Hazlehurst Airport’s runway as part of the Fiscal Year 2020 Airport Aid Program.
In a light voter turnout Tuesday, Bayne Stone was reelected Mayor of Hazlehurst over challenger Eric Griffin by a 305-208 vote.
The Mayor paid me a visit last week after I wrote my column about the coming traffic light at the intersection of Miller and Coffee streets. I ended the column by saying the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) would not pay the $150,000-plus cost of the traffic light. I was wrong.