Andy Chastain

Council members voted unanimously last week to approve renewal of an existing contract with Tax Commissioner Andy Chastain to collect and remit property taxes to the City of Thomaston.

Extension of the three-way agreement among Chastain, the city, and Upson County was requested by Chastain, and must be approved by all three parties for ratification. The city pays Chastain $12,000 annually for the service.

In other business, council certified the Nov. 2 municipal election results, authorized an ordinance defining “major roads” as state routes (with DOT jurisdiction) passing through town, and appointed Susie Burgess to the Pine Mountain Regional Library Board.

The council will hold its third discussion and public hearing on the city’s 2022 budget at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at the East Lee Street government complex, according to Finance Director Lonnie Joyce. A vote on possible approval of the budget is expected at council’s Dec. 21, 7 p.m. regular meeting.

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