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Pembroke adds teeth to curfew
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The addition to the curfew adds citations for first offenses and possible detention for repeats.

The Pembroke City Council passed an amendment to the curfew ordinance, adding ways violations of the curfew should be addressed by law enforcement during its regular meeting Nov. 13.

The ordinance now includes a citation for the first offense and possible detention for repeat offenses.

According to the amendment, "Upon repeat offenses, … the minor shall be detained and an attempt shall be made to contact the minor’s parent or guardian. Such minor shall be released to the parent or legal guardian or referred to the Juvenile Court for disposition if 16 years of age or younger, or taken to the Bryan County Detention Facility if 17 years old."

Also at the meeting, the council OK’d posting the city’s position for a city administrator.

That position will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the city government, including directing the work of department heads and acting as the liaison between the mayor and council and the general public.

In other business:

-The council approved a road closure request from Bryan County Elementary School. This closure will affect Waters Circle and Payne Drive from 5 p.m until 7:30 p.m. on March 23 to accommodate a 5k fundraising race.

- The council approved a road closure request regarding Judge John Harvey Street for 7:30-8:15 a.m. Dec. 8. The closure is for a tour by the National Young Farmer Institute, which is being hosted by the state of Georgia. Approximately 400 Ag teachers will be touring from Savannah and making a breakfast stop in Pembroke at the J. Dixie Harn Community Center.

- The council accepted a bid for the Williams Road property from Bernard Furman in the amount of $3,000.

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