County makes changes on city’s development authority proposal
County Attorney Bill Daughtry told the Elbert County Board of Commissioners Monday night that he would be making changes to a proposed development authority presented by the city council last week.
“As we discussed in the (Thursday night) work session, I have made some proposed changes to the city’s proposal,” Daughtry said. “The (Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton and Bowman) had been operating on a handshake between the three governments and we believe it would be better for everyone to sign an intragovernmental agreement.”
Daughtry said that he also made changes in wording that said an executive committee would make hiring and firing decisions.
“(The county’s counter-proposal) includes clarification as to the executive committee making recommendations (on personnel),” said Daughtry, explaining that the authority board would have final say-so on hiring and firing.”
Daughtry said the development authority needed to clear up what he said were “legal issues” because without a properly constructed authority the Georgia Department of Economic Development might not accept it.
He also said the county wanted to put together an intragovernmental agreement on the percentages Elbert County, Elberton and Bowman would pay for the expenses for an economic development operation.
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