Specially called meeting moved to Kirbo Center

Published 4:22 pm Monday, April 28, 2014

The specially called meeting between city of Bainbridge officials and Decatur County officials has changed locations for Tuesday, April 29.

The meeting will now be held at the Kirbo Center reception room, as the meeting is being mediated by Bainbridge State College President Dr. Richard Carvajal. The meeting will still take place at 5:30 p.m. as earlier planned and there will still be no time for public comments, though the public is invited to attend.

The location change was announced in an email by Bainbridge Mayor Edward Reynolds Monday afternoon.

Reynolds announced in an email last week what the meeting would be about.

“This meeting will be an opportunity for the elected representatives to come together and discuss items of mutual interest to our two governments,” Reynolds wrote in an email to the elected officials of Bainbridge and Decatur County dated April 22.

Reynolds suggested in the email no staff be in attendance and only elected officials were allowed to speak.
“The main topic will be sort of how we would call these meetings in the future, who would be able to represent agenda items and what sort of things we would like to see accomplished,” Reynolds said.

Decatur County Chairman Frank Loeffler said he hoped the time they will spend with City Council would focus on what’s ahead for Bainbridge and Decatur County.
“I’m hoping we talk about what do we do in the future and work together,” Loeffler said. “We’re not going to talk about the past.”
Loeffler also said all commissioners would be in attendance with the exception of Butch Mosely, who had committed to prior engagements.
“I envision a time of open, honest and mutually respectful dialogue,” Reynolds wrote in his email.