News Line for Centerville

Centerville takes up chicken, gem dealer measures
City Council saw on Tuesday versions of two new ordinances it began discussing last month -- one regarding chickens in the city and the other dealing with shady precious metals and gems dealers.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Centerville approves $7.6 million budget
The City Council approved its $7.6 million fiscal 2015 budget Tuesday.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Centerville on track to approve budget later this month
The city’s $7.6 million fiscal 2015 budget is on track for passage in two weeks.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Report: Half of Middle Georgia cities lost population
About half of Middle Georgia’s cities lost population in a recent year, while growth in the rest slowed, new U.S. Census Bureau estimates suggest.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Centerville seeks to make businesses delinquent on taxes pay up
City Councilman Randall Wright is asking for a new ordinance “with teeth” to make a few Centerville businesses delinquent in city taxes pay up -- or quit doing business.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Centerville council gets first look at proposed $7.6 million budget
City Council received a proposed $7.6 million budget for review during its regular meeting Tuesday.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Centerville recognizes officer of the year
City Council used its Tuesday work session primarily to make proclamations, have discussions and honor a member of the police department.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Centerville officials focus on economic development
City officials are concentrating on economic development during a three-day planning retreat that began Monday and ends Wednesday.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Officials cut ribbon on $2.1 million Centerville police station
From the police chief to the mayor to the county commission chairman, officials speaking at Wednesday’s ribbon cutting for the city’s new police station thanked the public for its support.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Houston mayors praise regional cooperation
The mayors of Centerville, Perry and Warner Robins came together Thursday to praise regional cooperation and describe some shared challenges.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Centerville council agrees to salary increases
The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a sweeping change to personnel salaries and how they are given.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Centerville council tinkers with job titles
The City Council approved job descriptions and titles during its regular meeting Tuesday, which shifted roles and created assistant chiefs in the city’s police and fire departments.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Houston County approves joint road contract
The Houston County Commission on Tuesday paved the way for a lot of road resurfacing, but not only county roads. The board approved a $2.5 million contract with Georgia Asphalt, the low bidder, to resurface roads in Houston, Warner Robins, Centerville, Byron, Hawkinsville and Pulaski County.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Midstate governments join to stretch road dollars
The path to better roads may be paved with good cooperation. Some midstate governments are again joining together to get a bulk discount on road paving, which literally stretches the work.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Centerville council prepares for planning retreat
Council members, city department heads and Mayor John Harley all left Tuesday’s regular council meeting with homework: prepare a written vision and goals statement prior to council’s Feb. 18 work session.
Source: Macon Telegraph