The Pembroke City Council set the millage rate to remain at 8.359, so there will be no increase in taxes for residents.
In other business:
- Pembroke will not renew the prison detail contract with Long County and will instead enter into a contract with Effingham County.
Rick McCoy. Clerk of Works, said he had "a very good meeting and was really impressed" with the officials of the Effingham Prison detail.
He said Effingham could provide carpenters, masons, roofers, and others who can handle special work that may be needed around the city.
Effingham will also provide their own supplies such as gloves and Gatorade for the workers, saving the city a good deal of expense, he said.
Motion was made and carried to enter into the contract with Effingham County.
- Planning and Zoning appointee Tim Jackson resigned his position stating that he was too busy to handle the position. As he did not come to the last meeting, his term was deemed un-expired and Linday Boyette was appointed to replace Jackson immediately.
- A home occupation permit was granted to Eliv Chavez allowing him to run a masonry office from one room of his home on Bill Brown Road.
Mayor Cook said she had received complaints about brick and block being stored on the property, but was told that the items had been moved recently.
Rick McCoy said scaffold and other equipment was still located on the property, and other council members said that could be a problem in the future, but would be handled by Code Enforcement.
Willard Lee was granted a 10-foot variance off of 60 foot for the purpose of a subdivision.
Bryan County High School was granted a permit for their Oct. 23 homecoming parade that will take the same route as last year.
The Bryan County 4-H was granted a permit for their 25th annual Christmas parade to be held on Dec. 13 on the same route as last year.
Pembroke Fire Department Ladies' Auxiliary was granted a permit for movie night to be held Oct. 25 from 9 - 11 pm.
House of God was granted use of the deck in downtown Pembroke for a dinner sale on Nov. 1.
Councilman Tony Greeson and Pembroke Resident Hebert Jenkins tied in the hog calling contest at the Pig Pickin' Saturday.