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City commission awards fencing job to local company

A local fencing company, Central Fence, has been awarded a job valued at a couple thousand dollars, thanks to a unanimous vote to support area business during Twin City’s city commission held July 6.

Central Fence Company, headquartered in Swainsboro by owners Andy and Teresa Dixon, now has the authority to carry out a $4,330 project at Pop Boogie and Graymont Park in Twin City. Commissioner Jesse Brown made the motion, Commissioner Kenton Landon provided the second, and the vote went 4-0.

During the same meeting, Mayor Matt Donaldson gave an update on the City of Twin City’s financials. As of the end of June 2021, the city’s fund balance stood at $792,907.18.

Mayor Donaldson, in his mayoral report, also informed the group he was looking into changing the printing of utility bills.

The city government also heard from Twin City Fire Chief Foster Grimes, who provided the commission with an update on the ISO evaluation process. Grimes also stated the department replaced its AC unit and provided city leaders with a monthly activity report.

In other public service-related news, the City of Twin City took action in regard to one police officer following an executive session for personnel matters. Upon returning to open session, Commissioner Charles Moody made a motion to promote John Timothy Dailey to full-time work. Brown seconded, and the vote was, again, unanimous.

Brown, during his report on behalf of the Public Works Department, stated a pipe on Lee Street needed to be replaced and the department would be bringing in the County of Emanuel to assist with the work.

Landon, during his Recreation Department spiel, told the mayor and his fellow commissioners about an ongoing investigation into graffiti at Cox Field as well as Pop Boogie Park.

Manager Huddie Culbreth reported on behalf of the Main Street Program that the city’s Fourth of July event went well. She also stated Main Street Twin City would release details about its August event in the near future.

The city government took two other small pieces of action in its meeting three weeks ago: unanimously approving an amendment to the agenda and unanimously approving the minutes from the commission’s June 1 meeting to include both the regular and workshop sessions.

Having no further business, the July meeting adjourned.

Twin City City Commission will next meet Tuesday, August 2, at 7:30 p.m. inside Twin City City Hall.

All members of the commission were present. Police Chief Hank Whiters provided the invocation, and the assembled recited the pledge in unison.

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