Tag Archives: Decatur County government

Decatur County preparing for budget hearing

Some of our readers requested we obtain and publish Decatur County’s proposed 2014-2015 budget. When we inquired about it, county officials said the proposed budget is only available for in-person inspection at the County Administration Building, 203 W. Broughton Street. County commissioners will hold at least two public hearings on the proposed budget and will likely hold another… Read More »

Decatur County to make final decision on private EMS Monday

Decatur County commissioners are holding a special called meeting Monday night, May 19, at 6 p.m., at the County Administration Building, 203 W. Broughton Street, Bainbridge. The only listed agenda item is “Consideration of EMS Proposal.” At their meeting last Tuesday, May 13, Decatur County commissioners tabled a decision on whether or not they will turn over operation of the… Read More »

‘Hundreds of hours’ spent on privatized EMS study

UPDATE: Decatur County Commissioners have scheduled a called meeting for Monday, May 19 at 6 p.m., at the County Administration Building, 203 W. Broughton Street, with the agenda to concern the EMS privatization decision that was tabled at the regular commissioners meeting on Tuesday, May 13.   Hundreds of hours have been spent by Decatur County commissioners and their staff… Read More »

If county’s EMS goes private, what are the risks and benefits?

Decatur County officials are currently reviewing bids from two companies who would privately operate the county’s Emergency Medical Service if county commissioners vote to do so. Seminole County has also been considering privatizing its ambulance service, and has already taken a vote on which bid they prefer. If Decatur County commissioners choose the same company as Seminole County… Read More »

Misunderstanding may have led to county’s confusion on landfill bid

A review of documents related to the City of Bainbridge’s decision to take its garbage out-of-state to Florida–instead of to the Decatur County Landfill where it had gone for the past six years–shows that county officials may have hurt themselves in the bidding for the contract due to misunderstandings about the process. While County Administrator Gary Breedlove has… Read More »

County commissioners: we need to work with better with city

Decatur County Commissioner Russell Smith, who called out county officials’ digging up of Bainbridge City Manager Chris Hobby’s  utility bills as a ‘personal attack,’ also said Tuesday night he believed relations between the county and city governments were actually better than they may seem. Before commenting on the need to work together, however, Smith had an impromptu question… Read More »

County commissioners disagree on swipe at Hobby

At the Decatur County Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, April 22, Commissioner Russell Smith used his comment time at the end of the meeting to directly ask County Attorney Brown Moseley “Who directs the county attorney to make open records requests?’ The county attorney said he acts at the direction of county commissioners; Smith stated he was… Read More »

Decatur County Commission Agenda for 4/22/14

Regular Meeting of The Decatur County Board of Commissioners April 22, 2014 Agenda 7:00 PM         CALL TO ORDER Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance Approval of Agenda Special Presentations:                        Public Participation                     Approve Minutes of Commissioners Meeting held April 8, 2014.                                                            OLD BUSINESS: (1) EMS Options – Status (2) Landfill Items / GEFA Loan Application Cell… Read More »

Breedlove discusses city government’s decision to take its garbage out of state

Flint Media’s Brennan Leathers interviewed Decatur County Administrator Gary Breedlove on Thursday, April 17, 2014 to hear what he had to say after the Bainbridge City Council awarded a bid for its waste disposal to Waste Management Inc. The city government plans to begin taking its garbage to a landfill in Campbellton, Fla. in the near future. [jwplayer… Read More »