The Baxley City Council recognized Harold Mobley at the regular meeting on July 22 for his service and commitment to the community. Harold Mobley has recently retired from Georgia Power, as manager of the Baxley Georgia Power office, with 17 years of service. Mayor Steve Rigdon stated he has been a friend of the city for many years.
“Harold has always been actively involved with the Winter Wonderland and Tree Fest events. We could always depend on Harold for anything that needed to be done involving lighting for the events,” said Rigdon.
City Manager Jeff Baxley stated, I have enjoyed working with Harold over the years, who we call, “Kilowatt,” and he is an asset to our community and I appreciate everything that Harold and Georgia Power has done for our community.” Mayor Pro Tem Dr. Esco Hall, Jr. expressed his appreciation to Mobley and stated, “he is a super human being. I have the deepest respect for you and I wish you a wonderful retirement,” said Hall.
Mobley talked about how glad he was that he came to work in Baxley, “It is a good place to be, and Ga. Power Company is a first class operation.”
Council members Tim Varnadore and Betty Livingston also thanked Harold for his many contributions and years of service to the city.
Lisa Hunter was appointed to the Appling County Tourism Board. Councilman George H. Skipper brought up for discussion concerns with speeding on Jr. High Drive. The traffic and pedestrians have increased, it is especially busy on Sunday afternoons, at the park and at the Progressive Resource Center. Skipper asked if speed bumps could be put in place on Jr. High Drive. Following discussion to help control speeding, an increased police presence, the lowering of the speed limit and signs will be posted, in addition speed bumps will be put down.
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Manager Baxley stated he was very pleased that the extending of the water and sewer to the west on Highway 341 was completed within three days. The work was done in-house.
Manager Baxley reported the budget process is in the early stages and is ongoing and he will submit a draft to the council soon. Baxley stated he is very pleased with the growth.
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