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New air packs approved for Glennville Fire Dept.
Glennville Fire Department

Equipment for the Glennville Fire Department was approved at the August 2, 2022, Glennville City Council meeting, which amounts to $49,104 from Ten-8 Fire & Safety, LLC.  

The items include six air packs and bottle masks for the firefighters, and the items will be paid from SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) funds. Two other bids were solicited, and one company was not able to sell in Georgia, and the other company did not respond.

Glennville Fire Chief Dale Barnard reported that during July the local firefighters responded to nine calls in the city and six in the county, but only one was a structure fire.

City Manager Stan Dansby reported on the City's request for Local Maintenance & Improvement (LMIG)  funding from the Georgia Department of Transportation, which is projected to be $77,425.55. These funds will be used for the striping of 32 streets in Glennville.  The council approved to proceed with the application process.

The City officials also formally approved the County Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) distribution for Glennville as follows: distribution certificate for Glennville, 19.34 percent; Intergovernmental Fire Agreement, $52,296; and Intergovernmental Recreation Agreement, $50,000, divided between Glennville and Reidsville based on participation.

Other items approved are as follows:

• Hiring of Kautavius Fillmore as Street Maintenance Technician, effective July 25, 2022

• Approval of sign for Studio South Dance Academy on downtown Barnard Street, which may be oval or rectangular

• Approval of Downtown Development Authority to sell engraved brick pavers as a fundraiser for $75 each or $60 each if two or more are purchased at the same time, with this price effective until December 31, 2022, at which time the price will be $100 each.

• Event permit for Saturday, August 20, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., for a memorial for the late Samantha Tigner, at 508 MLK Drive, submitted by Pastor Cynthia Miller

• Event permit for September 2 and 3, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., for a family reunion, located on the property owned by Winnie D. Moore on Hencart Road across from Rusty Pig, and submitted by Winnie D. Moore In closing, the Glennville city officials thanked the city employees for their continued hard work despite the high summer temperatures.