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Richmond Hill to hear from BCDA Tuesday
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The Richmond Hill City Council was set to receive an update on economic development in the area during a workshop Tuesday evening at city hall.
The council met with Bryan County Development Authority Executive Director Josh Fenn prior to its regular meeting.
“There are some council members that were interested in what the development authority is doing in South Bryan regarding economic development,” Mayor Harold Fowler said last week.
Fowler said no action would be taken during the workshop. The discussion was simply to serve as an update and to help new council members become familiarized with what the development authority has going on.
Russ Carpenter was one council member who was particularly interested in meeting with the development authority.
“We requested this in order to better understand what efforts are being made to attract businesses to Richmond Hill – especially what is being done to fill some of the vacant commercial and retail space, i.e. the old Kroger and Harvey’s,” he said in an e-mail to the Bryan County News.
“Obviously, we are limited in what we can do, but with the current economy, any action that the city can take which will encourage economic growth should be considered. I want Richmond Hill citizens to know we are trying to promote Richmond Hill and don’t simply expect companies to come to us.”
Other items of new business on the council’s agenda included an appeal from Jonathan Seagraves of the council’s decision to deny the service of alcohol at a Richmond Hill Coastal Conservation Association banquet in the Wetlands Center at J.F. Gregory Park on April 30
The council was also set to hear from Sarah Volker regarding the Richmond Hill Historical Society and Skip Youmans regarding a duck problem in Piercefield.

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