Voters to decide if liquor can be sold in the County

As the decision to bring liquor stores within Statesboro’s city limits begins to bear fruit, the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to give voters the choice of spreading package sales outside just the City.

A unanimous vote from the BOC added the liquor referendum to the ballot of the General Election taking place on November 8.

Sample referendum.

The deadline to register to vote in the general election is October 11. Bulloch citizens can go online to register or register in person at the Board of Elections and Registration on 113 N Main St.

In addition to the referendum County commissioners also approved nine other items on Tuesday’s agenda:

  1. Approved: The yearly renewal for the UPS systems at the tower sites and 911 Center UPS. The total amount of the purchase is $19,190.
  2. Approved: Bulloch County Correctional Institute (BCCI) to enter into a contract with Diversified Correctional Services, LLC. for federally mandated Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and also an approval for a third party auditor to conduct the PREA for BCCI. This audit is required every three years.
  3. Approved: bid from The Warehouse for carpet replacement at the District Attorney’s Office in the amount of $33,310.00.
  4. Approved: The sale of a certain vehicle and equipment that are no longer needed for County purposes, selling an air compressor and an ambulance through internet auction.
  5. Approved: Amendments to the Service Delivery Strategy
    • Allow Statesboro to add a new service for housing and urban redevelopment.
    • Identify CDBG and other grants as funding sources for several services that would be project eligible.
    • Water and wastewater maps to include multiple parcels already being served by the City of Statesboro
  6. Approved: Reappointment of Fred Hill to the Coastal Workforce Development Board in a two-year term.
  7. Approved: The purchase of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for firefighters from MES, allowing each firefighter to have a properly fitted mask per OSHA and NFPA standards for $24,750.
  8. Approved: Purchase of PosiCheck SCBA Testing Equipment and Software from MES for $24,788.
  9. Approved: The purchase of the SCOTT Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) Pack from MES for $15,636. This purchase will become standard equipment on all new apparatus. It allows their Rapid Intervention Team to deploy to rescue downed and missing firefighters. This equipment also allows the team to rapidly assist a firefighter when he or she is having air supply issues. It attempts to safely remove the firefighter quickly by bringing the firefighter a supply of air that is compatible with our SCOTT air packs.