Sherri Rollins has been a member of the authority but is serving as chairman for the first time. She follows former chairman Bert King, who stepped down from the position after accepting the role of chairman of the Jones County/Gray Chamber of Commerce board of directors for 2013.
Rollins called the Feb. 11 meeting to order, and the first order of business was a finance report from treasurer Alan Childs. He said the DDA needs to make its final payment to Ingram and Associates for the creation of Gray’s master plan.
Childs said as soon as he receives the $5,000 from the City of Gray, which funds the day-to-day operation of the authority, he will send the check. He said funding the master plan was a joint effort from the city, county, Gray Station Better Hometown, and the Jones County/Gray Chamber of Commerce.
Rollins said she has not received an answer from city attorney Joan Harris as to how to proceed with getting the plan finalized. It has been presented to the city council but has not been formally accepted.
Chamber Executive Director Kathyjo Gordon suggested that Laura Mathis, with the Middle Georgia Regional Commission, may be able to help with that, and Rollins said she would contact her.
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