Jennifer Shrader Staff writer
September 17, 2013
Hogansville Mayor Jimmy Jackson took a point of personal privilege Monday, thanking residents for allowing him to serve the city for 28 years.
The two-term mayor and former councilman is not seeking re-election and has been absent for much of the last year with ongoing health issues.
“Thank you for 28 years of service,” he said. “I believe if you’re elected, you should serve and support the people and serve and support the city and that’s what I tried to do.”
Jackson said before he leaves office in December, he will write down the ways the city has advanced during his times in office.
In other business Monday night, council learned it may have found a way to get paid by the state for work it’s doing already. Councilman Bobby Joe Frazier said he’s been working with the state Department of Transportation to get reimbursed for cutting city rights-of-way on state highways. He learned of the program through the Georgia Municipal Association.
The city could be reimbursed up to $25,000 a year. Frazier and City Manager James Woods said council should soon have a contract to sign with the state allowing for the money.
“This is work we’re already doing and it would be beneficial for the city,” Woods said. “I’m glad we stumbled upon this program and have this opportunity.”