Bulloch

The mayor and Statesboro City Council will meet for a work session Tuesday, August 16, at 3pm and will hold a regular council meeting at 5:30pm. The Bulloch County Commission will hold a regular meeting Tuesday, August 16, at 8:30am with a special public hearing session at 6pm.

Grice Connect has provided an overview of all agendas here.

City Council

The work session at 3pm will cover a recent water/wastewater study, water/wastewater infrastructure, gas infrastructure, and planned unit developments.

The regular meeting at 5:30pm will include regular business as well as a special presentation to the mayor and council from Feed the Boro for the city’s support and approval of a program coordinator position for the Statesboro Village Builders Initiative. There will be two zoning amendments, a resolution on sign variances, and a motion to approve the city’s proposed FY2023 Street Resurfacing Program.

The council will also vote on approval for the mayor to execute the GDOT Local Maintenance Improvement Grant Application and the GDOT Local Administered Projects recertification application.

Also on the agenda is the approval of the purchase of eleven new patrol vehicles and one detective vehicle using 2019 SPLOST and CIP funds.

The full city council agendas can be viewed here.

County Commission

The 8:30am regular commission meeting will include regular business as well as vote for approvals of: a new audio/visual system for the Bulloch County State Court, the renaming of Randy Lowery Road, additional funds for the S&S Greenway, a contract for North Main Annex renovations, a county alcohol license, appointments to the Development Authority, a phone contract renewal for the Bulloch County Correctional Institute, equipment for volunteer firefighters, a moratorium on rezoning requests in southeast Bulloch County. The commission will also review a solid waste study.

The commission will also take comments on the proposed county property tax increase.

The 6pm special meeting is for the purpose of public comments on the proposed county property tax increase. See below for information on how to sign up to speak. Details provided by the commission are as follows; bolding by Grice Connect.

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners has tentatively adopted a millage rate, which will require an increase in property taxes by 7.06 percent

All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing on this tax increase to be held at the Bulloch County North Main Annex, 115 North Main Street, Statesboro, on August 9, 2022 at 6:00 PM. Times and places of additional public hearings on this tax increase will be held at the Bulloch County North Main Annex, 115 North Main Street, Statesboro, on August 16, 2022 at 8:30 AM; and August 16, 2022 at 6:00 PM. 

This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 11.350, an increase of 0.748 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 10.602 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $175,000 is approximately $51.76, and the proposed tax increase for a non-homestead property with a fair market value of $175,000 is approximately $52.36. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $200,000 is approximately $59.24, and the proposed tax increase for a non-homestead property with a fair market value of $200,000 is approximately $59.84.

Those wishing to speak at the 8:30am meeting should sign up here before 7:30am on Tuesday, August 16.

Those wishing to speak at the 6pm meeting should sign up here before 5pm on Tuesday, August 16.

The full county commission agenda packets can be viewed here.