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Rincon City Council votes to approve millage rate
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Rincon City Council Members met on Monday night to address a host of items that were awaiting approval.

The meeting began with a presentation by the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing. This is an initiative designed to create a quality affordable housing program throughout the community.

Following the presentation, the council voted to approve the 2016 Millage Rate for the City of Rincon. With this approval, there will continue to be no property taxes assessed in the City of Rincon for the 20th year.

The Council then discussed old business, when after some debate between council and the general public, they decided to leave the Ernest Communities LLC preliminary site plan for the Williamsburg Townhomes on the table for further discussion.

New business items included a preliminary approval for a Country Carnival, organized by Compassion Christian Church that will take place on Oct. 30 in Freedom Park. The organization has plans to make this an annual free event for the community.

Other items included the recommendation by EMC Engineering to award the Fort Howard Utilities Extension contract to Y-Delta Inc. in an amount that exceeded $1 million and a budget amendment to increase chemicals and contractual services for the Waste Water Treatment Plant.

     Despite concerns over budget costs, both items were approved.

     There were also multiple requests by Ricketson Construction that included a final pay request of over $20,000 for work completed to the Richland Avenue Drainage Project.

     City Council Meetings are held on second and fourth Mondays of every month at 7 p.m. in the court room of the Police Department Building.

     The next meeting will be held on Oct. 10.