News Line for Milledgeville

Bishop building redevelopment upcoming
One of downtown Milledgeville's most recognizable buildings will soon be revitalized.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

Development Authority website full of traffic
By the time an industrial site consultant reaches Milledgeville, the community already survived an in-depth vetting process.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

Milledgeville's Marketplace Pavilion opens
Milledgeville Main Street celebrated the grand opening of the city’s new downtown public pavilion Tuesday afternoon, which coincided with the opening of the sixth season of the downtown farmers market.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

Reaction to new unification motion
State Rep. Rusty Kidd (I-Milledgeville) announced last week that a newly selected seven-member citizen team will help him introduce a charter unifying the governments of Baldwin County and the City of Milledgeville during the 2015 Georgia legislative session.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

Kidd reignites unification discussions
The proposed charter unifying the governments of Baldwin County and the City of Milledgeville didn’t make the recent state legislative session.
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Council recognizes downtown’s maturation
Milledgeville Mayor Richard Bentley and City Council spotlighted Main Street Director Carlee Schulte for a recent distinction at Tuesday’s council meeting.
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Marketplace, downtown pavilion grand opening next week
The City of Milledgeville Market Park Pavilion is near completion and the sixth season of the Milledgeville Marketplace Farmers Market will kick off next week.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

International VIPs enjoy local culture and economic opportunity
The Georgia Department of Economic Development's 2014 International VIP Tour kicked off its three-day trip around 10 Georgia counties Wednesday.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

Milledgeville's downtown is a Great American Main Street Award semifinalist
This year the National Main Street Center received the most applications since 2009. Monday the top 10 semifinalists were announced for the Great American Main Street Award. Milledgeville was one of the 10 semifinalists and the only community selected in the entire state of Georgia.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

City Council endorses first film permitting ordinance
After some tweaks, the City of Milledgeville's first established ordinance for guidelines and permits with a stated goal to invite and encourage television, film and video productions passed City Council unanimously Tuesday.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

Development Authority says industry interest increasing
The Milledgeville-Baldwin County Development Authority created a simple, yet enterprising industrial tax abatement schedule that will soon be approved by the City of Milledgeville.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

Bicycle Friendly Community application submitted
The City of Milledgeville enacted a Complete Streets Policy in 2013 to accommodate needs and expectations of all users of city roadways and streets including bicyclists.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

City scraps unification vote
The notable effort to move the proposed charter to unify the governments of Baldwin County and the City of Milledgeville to the Georgia General Assembly has to wait.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

City looking at film permitting ordinance
The City of Milledgeville developed an ordinance for guidelines and permits with a stated goal to invite and encourage television, film and video productions.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

Milledgeville turning on the road to recovery
The Baldwin County Democratic Party’s quarterly meeting at Allen’s Market was highlighted by an address from Milledgeville Mayor Richard Bentley.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

Session timing ends city unification vote
The notable effort to move the proposed charter to unify the governments of Baldwin County and the City of Milledgeville to the Georgia General Assembly has to wait.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

Police department debuts interactive website
The Milledgeville Police Department unveiled a revamped website Monday featuring a simple look and interactive tools for citizen needs.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

Unification Charter on City Council agenda, vote possible
This month the Unified Government Charter Writing Committee formerly requested that both city and county governments forward an approved referendum request to the state legislature thereby allowing the citizens of Milledgeville and Baldwin County to vote for or against government consolidation on the November General Election ballot.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

Milledgeville Main Street receives an outstanding rating
Milledgeville Main Street has had a great couple of years! The program has received tremendous local and statewide recognition as being a leader in downtown development, even receiving the 2013 Downtown Program of the Year award!
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

Communiversity on stand by
The former Shaw Building patiently awaits an exciting communiversity rebirth. While the final lease-purchase contract hasn't received City of Milledgeville signatures to move forward, leadership behind the conceptual community-based public-private partnership encouraging learning, entrepreneurism and economic development are hard at work.
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Pedestrian bridge breaking down
Last Tuesday’s frigid temperatures caused countless water line breaks and other issues around Milledgeville.
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City adopts food waste treatment ordinance
The City of Milledgeville added an ordinance setting minimum and uniform requirements for the treatment and disposal of commercial waste into the sanitary sewer system at Tuesday's regular City Council meeting.
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Milledgeville Explorers Program celebrates with awards banquet
The Milledgeville Police Department’s Explorer Program held its annual awards ceremony last week to honor the young men and women who have worked in the program throughout the year.
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Development Authority breakfast honors contributors
Milledgeville and Baldwin County leaders in economic development recognized several contributors and bade a fond farewell to two behind-the-scenes forces to the local engine Wednesday.
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Government consolidation in neutral
Local City of Milledgeville and Baldwin County elected officials attended a Thursday joint meeting for a presentation and discussion of unification and functional consolidation at Central Georgia Technical College.
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Downtown group residence ordinance passes
An ordinance amendment to the city’s Land Development Code permitting group residence as a special use in certain blocks of the single-family residential Historic District passed by a 6-0 vote in Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

MDA receives nearly $5,500 from city and county fire departments
recent three-day boot drive effort by Baldwin County Fire Rescue and the Milledgeville Fire Department collected just under $5,500 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

Greek home restriction moves to Council
Pending the decisive vote at the upcoming Milledgeville City Council meeting, college students will likely face restricted downtown group residence options.
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Development Authority moves Shaw Building lease onward
Milledgeville Mayor Richard Bentley and David Sinclair, acting chairman of Solar Zones, LLC., signed a Memorandum of Understanding to put the vacant Shaw Building back to work as the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Communiversity (MBC) in early October.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

Governments hear outsourced building department proposal
Researching ways to make City of Milledgeville and Baldwin County code enforcement, inspections, licensing and other building department services more efficient seems to make good business sense for both governmental entities.
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Mayor’s Commission to mold students into leaders
Georgia Military College Prep School junior Analese Bridges said she is excited to further her leadership skills and get motivation from local leaders while participating in the Mayor’s Commission on Youth Development.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

City exploring annex proposals
The City of Milledgeville solicited a Request for Proposal (RFP) from experienced firms interested in providing professional services for design and improvements related to the Annex Building and the city surface parking lot.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

Second BOOST grants going out
The second round of BOOSTING small business in Milledgeville is here.
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Milledgeville Main Street Director receiving high honor
Milledgeville Main Street and Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Director Carlee Schulte will attend two upcoming conferences to represent downtown’s recent growth through historic preservation.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

First Friday in need of funding help for improvements
Milledgeville Main Street’s successful family friendly First Friday events need some financial relief to foster growth, according to Milledgeville District 4 City Councilman Phillip Joiner.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

Keep Milledgeville-Baldwin Beautiful back to clean up town
After a long hiatus, the Keep Milledgeville-Baldwin Beautiful (KMBB) project is alive once again.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

Incumbents retain Council seats
Minus one position, Walter Reynolds, District 4, City Council and mayoral race winners were all incumbents.
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Greenway thanks city firefighters
As a show of appreciation, Oconee River Greenway Authority executive director Dr. Heather Langston and Greenway Foundation President Colin Moore presented the Milledgeville Fire Department with free lunches Wednesday.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

City skate spot idea still breathing
Alliance for Milledgeville Progressive Sports spokesperson Ben Joiner has fought for area skate boarders since 1998.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

City property tax bills are mailed
Property or business owners within the City of Milledgeville should already have received their tax bill for 2013.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder