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Hogansville to begin reviewing city manager candidates on Thursday

The city of Hogansville is starting the process to hire a new city manager.

Mayor Bill Stankiewicz said during Monday night’s council meeting that the city will start reviewing candidates Thursday and plans to determine which candidates to interview by May 15.

Former Hogansville City Manager David Milliron took a job in Kentucky in January. Lisa Kelly is serving as interim city manager.

Also on Monday, the Hogansville City Council voted to approve a $12,000 payment to prepare an environmental impact document to the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.

Adam Price with Falcon Design said that GEFA asks for EID’s before ever issuing loans.

Recently, Falcon Design submitted an application to GEFA for water system improvements to improve pressure and create a backbone water main. This will alleviate the pressure reductions created by the draw of water to the interstate area and stabilize the system overall.

“They want to know, in general, what kind of environmental impacts this potential waterline extension and water tank work might have,” Price said. “Meaning, historical impacts, fishing, wildlife and basically all of those things. They want to have an analysis done, a report done with maps, which we will do. This will help them make their decision to offer the money.”

GEFA plans to hear this item at their August board meeting but is requiring the EID prior to submission to the board. This initial step will save the city money in the long run by not having to produce a full environmental study later.

On April 27, the city opened Lake Jimmy Jackson back up to the public.

Interim City Manager Lisa Kelly said city staff are keeping an eye on the area to make sure people are practicing social distancing guidelines.

The city also plans to bring full staff back in office beginning Monday.