GCS council awards bid for new Augusta Savage Arts and Community Center

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GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The Green Cove Springs city council started its meeting Tuesday night by recognizing former mayor and current city council member Steven Kelley.

Kelley served as mayor from May 2019- May 2020. He was given a plaque for his service and was recognized along with his family, who were in attendance for the presentation. As a life-long resident of Green Cove Springs, Kelley serves that community in several ways. As a small business owner of multiple establishments, he provides jobs locally for residents as well as bringing revenue into the city. He also serves through his time on the city council and through his time as mayor.

The most significant item addressed during the meeting was the request to eliminate a $4,261.17 lien on the property at 473 Jeri Dr.

After testimony from the resident, who has faced hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and deliberation from the council, a motion was passed for the city to temporarily suspend the lien for the duration of the time needed to replace the roof and make other necessary repairs to the home. It was also decided the resident will work with city staff to create a payment plan for the remaining balance $2,130 plus a $100 administrative fee.

Finally, it was recommended to award the bid for the new Augusta Savage Arts and Community Center to be awarded to the KBT Contracting corporation. That building will be stood on Lemon street at the location of the old library.

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