The City of Washington has officially declared a state of emergency in the city, has closed all public buildings, and has banned all “mass gatherings” of 10 or more people on public property, with the exceptions of City Council meetings.
At least some relief for the City of Washington’s straining electric utility could be on the way with the addition of another crypto-currency customer and the clarified arrangements with two other Georgia cities to purchase some of Washington’s excess power capacity through the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG).
The atmosphere was pleasant, congenial, and seemed filled with optimism in a spirit of community.
Before and after photos by Washington Fireman Tom Duggan show the city’s new fire station following its extensive year-and-a-half-long demolition and remodeling.
The City of Washington formally adopted its $22.8 million 2020 budget with some reservations which may be addressed when the new mayor and council take over at the January meeting.
The top order of business at Monday’s regular meeting of the Washington City Council was the installation of Rev. Larry Hill as a new member of the council.
The face of the Washington City Council will change significantly in January when three brand new councilmen and a brand new mayor take their seats at the table.