The Springfield Fire Department has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade.
Mayor Barton Alderman told council members that Guyton’s fire department received a $5,000 grant from the program. Springfield Fire Capt. Travis Zittrouer and city accounting clerk Amber Nettles wrote the grant. Zittrouer is now a full-time paid firefighter for the city.
Alderman said it didn’t hurt the city having Zittrouer on full-time in getting the grant. City Manager Brett Bennett also thought that helped.
Council member Butch Kieffer said he believes Zittrouer has been an asset to the city.
The grant funds will be used to purchase a rescue saw, two generators, two gas monitors and two medical oxygen kits.
The council approved the surplus of excess hose and approved to sell the hose to McIntosh County.
Alderman reminded everyone in attendance that the election will be held today.
Bennett said the county is in a public comment period for the new flood maps by FEMA. He said he wanted to make sure everyone was aware of the comment period, and there are maps at City Hall.
The council also approved a liquor license for Susan Piros the new owner of Kelly’s Tavern, and a home occupation license for Kim Shabi to run “Made in Shade” at her home on Ash Street.