County To Ask For Bids On Farmers Market

After months of working with government funding officials, the Jeff Davis County Commission has finally received the go-ahead to solicit bids for the new Jeff Davis County Farmers Market to be located at the Baxley Highway recreation complex.
At last Tuesday night’s short commission meeting, the commissioners authorized County Administrator Keith Carter to seek the bids using standard county bidding guidelines.
The commissioners also approved Carter’s request that the courthouse close at 1 p.m. on the day before Thanksgiving, and to allow the City of Hazlehurst to use the county’s bulldozer to level the location where the proposed Georgia State Patrol Post will be located.
The commissioners approved a request from County Attorney Carla Powell to increase the industrial development revenue bond for the Beasley Forest Products expansion project from $50,000,000 to $60,000,000 (See legal ads in this week’s edition).
The commission also approved giving county employees Christmas bonuses the same as last year.
During the public comments section of the meeting, Karen Edge asked the commissioners to find out how many Jeff Davis County people are served by Georgia Cares, Pineland Mental Help and Concerted Services.
David Desousa of the Tax Assessors office reminded the commissioners again that they are waiting on the department’s budget to be amended. Commission Chairman Jerry Wooten said they would handle it at the next meeting.
Desousa responded that the commissioners were supposed to meet with the Tax Assessors for going on four months but they haven’t seen anything yet.
And Rhonda Walsh commended the county for cleaning up the former Bennett Concrete site which is now owned by the county.

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