Byars, a Griffin resident, was killed in action in the Korean War, Dec. 12, 1950, but his remains were only just recently identified and returned to the family. The proclamation is scheduled to be presented to his brother Charles Byars at Tuesday’s meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 100 South Hill St., Griffin.
Also at Tuesday’s meeting, the city commissioners are scheduled receive comments the city’s request to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for an exception based upon the conflict of interest held by Commissioner Douglas S. Hollberg.
Hollberg owns properties situated in and affected by the infrastructure improvements (water and sewer rehabilitation) to be funded by 2013 Community Development Block Grant awarded to the city. He has voluntarily recused himself from any participation or votes affecting this project or the funding thereof.
Because the Community Development Block Grant is state funded, the hearing is required and commissioners must disclose any conflicts of interest, if they own or live in areas affected by the grant. Hollberg has recused himself from votes and discussion of previous grants, as have other commissioners who live or own land in the areas covered by the grants.
The commissioners are also scheduled to recognize Perry Sollenberger as February’s Strongest Link, upgrade the city’s computer server amend the budget to cover costs to cover rock removal, clearing and grading to cover the closure of the rock mine on North 2nd Street.