Like other local governments in Georgia, the city of Statesboro will not receive a once anticipated second round of CARES Act funding for COVID-19 expenses, but city officials are still directing $250,000 to programs to assist residents and businesses.
Keep Statesboro Bulloch Beautiful and the City of Statesboro are preparing for a COVID-19 friendly Great American Cleanup on Saturday.
Statesboro City Council approved the three-part Nondiscrimination and Equity Ordinance by a 4-1 vote Tuesday, adding that Article 2, which includes a 6% margin of preference for minority and female-owned local businesses in city bids, will be revisited after four fiscal years.
Statesboro's proposed Nondiscrimination and Equity Ordinance — including a 6% margin of preference for local minority- and female-owned businesses bidding for city contracts — is slated for a second reading and possible final approval during Tuesday's 5:30 p.m. City Council meeting.
After hearing arguments from local citizens – including some on both sides speaking from religious convictions – Statesboro City Council on Tuesday morning unanimously voted the main part of a proposed city nondiscrimination law forward to a second reading.
Public hearings and possible first votes on four proposed new ordinances are on the agenda for Tuesday’s 9 a.m. regular Statesboro City Council meeting.
Ogeechee Riverkeeper, Keep Statesboro Bulloch Beautiful and the city plan to lower the boom – a boom-type litter trap – on floating trash in Little Lott’s Creek.
After accepting newly completed Tormenta Way as a city street Tuesday evening, Statesboro City Council approved a $1,155,404 final advance to developers of the surrounding tax allocation district, or TAD, from $4.75 million borrowed for infrastructure improvements, also including the widening of a section of Old Register Road.
The Bulloch County government and the city of Statesboro have received amounts totaling $4 million – including $1.7 million to the city and $2.3 million to the county – in Phase 1 of the state of Georgia’s three-phased administration of federal Coronavirus Relief Fund dollars.
During hearings at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday, no residents or property owners spoke against the on-average 2.25% increase in Statesboro city property tax resulting from reassessments and the proposed lack of a millage-rate rollback.