The construction of the trail is being funded by a $200,000 federal grant that requires a $40,000 match from the city. The matching funds can be contributed to the project by the city in the form of labor or other in-kind services.
The Jackson City Council is weighing proposed rules to govern displays set up on sidewalks outside of downtown businesses, changes to regulations on the size of homes permitted in the city and higher fees for the collection of bulk waste.
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.