The McDonough City Council has approved its budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. The budget unanimously approved by the council includes an $18,347,998 general fund, which is 1.36% greater than the previous year’s budget of $18,101,864.
The Henry County Board of Commissioners and the McDonough City Council both discussed the idea of a citizen’s advisory board for law enforcement officials.
In a post on its website about the McDonough statue, leaders of the city said they have not had a formal request to take action on the monument.
Noble was confirmed as acting police chief in a unanimous vote at Monday’s City Council meeting. The move comes after former police Chief Preston Dorsey was named city administrator, replacing Keith Dickerson, who left the position to take a similar job in Clarkesville.
The McDonough City Council took its first look Monday at a proposed Fiscal Year 2021 budget that is facing challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A change.org petition has called for the removal of the Confederate statue on the McDonough Square.
“Ferrero has a strong brand with an outstanding reputation for excellence and we are optimistic about the positive impact this new location will have on our community,” McDonough Mayor Billy Copeland said.
“Some 31 years ago, I looked at McDonough, and I said one day, I’m going to help make a difference in McDonough. I’m still standing to help make a difference in McDonough. Black lives matter, and I have conversations daily with our young people. I want to make a difference.” - McDonough council members Rufus Stewart
The city of McDonough’s government buildings will reopen on June 1.
The city of McDonough will reopen government offices to the public on Monday, but there will be some conditions.