Statesboro City Council adopted an Urban Redevelopment Plan and named the mayor and council members themselves as an Urban Redevelopment Agency on Tuesday as the city prepares to seek federal grants and financing to upgrade blighted housing and parks.
Statesboro’s city government plans to spend more than $1 million in state and local funding on street resurfacing projects in 2021, the third consecutive year this will have happened since Bulloch County voters approved a tax known as T-SPLOST.
After objections from the Bulloch County Alcohol and Drug Council and individuals, Statesboro City Council let two proposals to loosen Statesboro’s alcoholic beverages regulations die Tuesday.
Two U.S. Department of Commerce officials came to downtown Statesboro on Thursday and ceremonially presented local officials the $2 million grant for an expansion of Georgia Southern University's downtown City Center, including its Business Incubator.
The City of Statesboro, in partnership with several local groups, will host a toy drive to provide Christmas joy to families in need.
Statesboro’s city government recently ordered a comprehensive study of the local housing inventory and is meanwhile updating a subdivision incentive program aimed at encouraging construction of more single-family homes within the city limits.
After tentative approval Tuesday, a provision allowing drive-thru and delivery sales of beer and wine in Statesboro is one of several city law changes the mayor and council could enact when they meet again Dec. 15.
Applications are still being accepted from Statesboro residents for help with utility bills and a separate program of mortgage and rent assistance provided by the city government from its national Coronavirus Relief Fund award.
Statesboro’s city government is awarding each of its nearly 300 employees $500 in one-time “pandemic hazard pay,” using roughly $150,000 from the $1.7 million in federal CARES Act funding the city previously received.
Two different not-for-profit organizations are now taking applications for the COVID-19 relief small business grants and utility bill assistance grants created by the city of Statesboro from its federal CARES Act funding.