2018-08-15 / Front Page

City signs TAVT reimbursement agreement

The Blakely City Council signed an agreement at last week’s meeting with the Early County Tax Commissioner providing for repayment of an over payment of vehicle Title Ad Valorem Tax (TAVT).

The agreement provides for a $140,000 payment to the Tax Commissioner over a three-year period and a final payment of $167,000.

The Planning Commission Ordinance was tabled at the meeting to allow the council time to consider a request from the commission to increase members’ compensation from $50 per month to $100 per month.

Also tabled by the council was a proposed service agreement with EMC Engineering for the Gateway project.

The council held the first reading of an ordinance authorizing “Bed & Breakfasts” as a conditional use in residential zones.

It was noted at the meeting that the city had received approximately $55,000 in reimbursement from FEMA for expenses related to storm damage from hurricane Irma.

Will Geer presented an audit report and Craig Hughes gave the council an update on fire station construction progress and several other projects.

The council also voted to let bids for 1.33 miles of resurfacing on Church Street.

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