Richmond Hill City Manager Chris Lovell addressed the Richmond Hill Lions Club at its monthly meeting April 24 at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center in J.F. Gregory Park.
Lovell explained the progress that has been made on many city projects.
He talked about the benefits of the new wastewater-treatment facility and the positive effects it will have on the environment.
One of the benefits is that the facility will not harm the Ogeechee River.
Other projects include the annexation of 2,000 acres into the city for the Belfast Commerce Center that will bring new jobs into the area; a right-turn lane at highways 144 and 17; a traffic signal at Timber Trail and Highway 144; a new facility for city repairs; 20 storage units now on one site; a new tree ordinance; renovation of the fire station; and improving the Wetland Center and water quality.
The City Center now is self-supporting and no longer relies on the city for financial support.
The Lions Club has, for many months, worked to make a Richmond Hill Lions Club building in which to meet a reality.
All the required specifications were met and fees paid, and Lovell presented the building permit to Building Committee Chairman Ronny Gerrald. The club now can construct the building, which will blend architecturally with the Richmond Hill Ford-era design.
For more information on the club, contact a Lion or write to the club at P.O. Box 798, Richmond Hill, GA 31324.