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The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce hosted the April 2018 Progress Through People Luncheon which featured Hinesville Mayor Brown's State of the City Address. Mayor Allen Brown and City Manager Kenneth Howard spoke of the changes this past year, the areas of focus now, upcoming projects, and future goals for Hinesville. City employees and elected officials at the luncheon were also recognized in honor of Georgia Cities Week.

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce hosted the April 2018 Progress Through People Luncheon which featured Hinesville Mayor Brown's State of the City Address. Mayor Allen Brown and City Manager Kenneth Howard spoke of the changes this past year, the areas of focus now, upcoming projects, and future goals for Hinesville. City employees and elected officials at the luncheon were also recognized in honor of Georgia Cities Week.

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Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown's State of the City Address Presentataion

  1. 1. THE STATE OF THE CITY Mayor Allen Brown Presents
  2. 2. Today’s Agenda • Change • Budget • The Millage Rate • Growth • Traffic • Accomplishments!
  3. 3. PROGRESS IS IMPOSSIBLE WITHOUT CHANGE.
  4. 4. A BALANCED BUDGET! $19.10 $19.20 $19.30 $19.40 $19.50 $19.60 $19.70 $19.80 $19.90 General Fund 2016 2017 2018 Million Expenses continue to rise, but as a City, we are doing more without spending more with just an 18% increase over last year’s budget.
  5. 5. MILLAGE RATE REDUCTION! 10.6 10.65 10.7 10.75 10.8 10.85 10.9 10.95 11 11.05 2016 2017 2018 A reduction of .76 mills over the last 2 years! Mills
  6. 6. MILITARY ZONE
  7. 7. • Paving Mattie & Gibson Streets • Re-stripe 26 miles of City streets • Planning to re-stripe 10 miles of City streets • Widen S. Main St. at Veterans Pkwy. from 2nd St. to Ralph Quarterman • Bryant Commons Entrance SPLOST AT WORK FOR YOU!
  8. 8. SALES TAX PROCEEDS ON THE RISE! Sales tax makes up 20% of our tax income.
  9. 9. TRAFFIC IS A SIDE EFFECT OF GROWTH. Please pardon our progress.
  10. 10. CENSUS 2020
  11. 11. 0 20,000 40,000 60,000 80,000 100,000 120,000 140,000 160,000 2015 2016 2017 2018 BRYANT COMMONS
  12. 12. VETERANS MEMORIAL WALK A Coast Guard marker is placed at the nearly complete Veterans Memorial Walk.
  13. 13. CISCO’S DOG PARK & PLAYGROUND Over 250 volunteers from the Home Depot Foundation and the community came out to complete Cisco’s Dog Park, a new playground, as well as build and install multiple other pieces of the park. An in-kind investment of $250,000.
  14. 14. WASTEWATER FACILTY
  15. 15. New 6,500 ft. Runway MidCoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield..
  16. 16. NEW VISION FOR THE CITY OF HINESVILLE Kenneth Howard, Hinesville City Manager
  17. 17. 1. Assistant City Manager 2. Director of Community Development 3. Chief of Police PRIORITY: FILL KEY VACANCIES
  18. 18. City Manager Department Heads Assistant City Manager Structural Changes
  19. 19. BUSINESS INCUBATOR • $1.5 million project • First major project with Georgia Southern University • Status: Last phase of grant consideration
  20. 20. MWBE • Work with the County, LCDA, Liberty County Board of Education, staff and the City’s consultants to further efforts in building diversity so that the businesses that represent the City, represent the community.
  21. 21. FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER • Status: In the progress of recruiting developers. • Wish List: – Bowling alley – Skating rink – Arcade – Laser tag – Miniature golf – Water park – Restaurant – Area to host large gatherings of200-300 people.
  22. 22. SUMMARY OF FINDINGS FROM 2018 RANSOMWARE ATTACK.
  23. 23. QUESTIONS?

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