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.
Operating a city transit system with buses running fixed or flexible routes through Statesboro will require $228,000 to $300,000 in annual local funding – if federal funding pays half the cost – according to the feasibility study by Connetics Transportation Group.
Tuesday morning, Statesboro’s council and mayor hired Charles W. Penny to be city manager beginning July 1 and thanked retiring City Manager Randy Wetmore for his service.
Approval of a contract for Charles W. Penny to be Statesboro’s next city manager and a public hearing on the fiscal year 2020 budget are on the agenda for Tuesday’s 9 a.m. City Council meeting.