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Glenwood City Council Authorizes Mayor to Seek COVID Relief Funds

At its regular monthly session on August 4 the Glenwood City Council adopted a resolution to authorize Mayor G.M. Joiner to accept funds from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund. An advance of $10,223 will be made available with the stipulations that all money must be used to mitigate adverse financial difficulties resulting from COVID-19. If the city realizes expenses less than the amount of the advance, that money will have to be returned; however, if the need is greater, the city could receive up to $34,078. Ongoing City of Glenwood projects include: CDBG 2015 — Contact was made with Kayla Johnson at Heart of Georgia Regional Commission, facilitator, and Jerry McMillan, contractor, regarding the installation of fire hydrants in the city.

Generator Grant — FEMA is reviewing a grant application $6,000 for generators for the Glenwood Fire Department. The grant would pay $5,100 leaving the fire department with a commitment of $900.

LMIG Project — The contractor has begun replacing obsolete pipe prior to proceeding with the rest of a paving project on North 7th Street.

In an earlier council meeting, Chris Milton with Hilliard and Milton, LLC presented its 2019 year-end audit of the city of Glenwood. The audit of the city’s financial records was reviewed with the following observation: “In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the respective financial position of the governmental activities, the business- type activities, each major fund, and the aggregate remaining fund information of the City of Glenwood, Georgia, as of December 31, 2019, and the respective changes in financial position and where applicable, cash flows thereof for the year ended in accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.”

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