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Commissioners approve ADICA money, welcome new commissioner

By Len Kiese - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority hopes to get back on track with financial help from the city of Albany.

City commissioners approved the ADICA board's request for more than $28,000 dollars. The money will help the board with operational costs this year.

It's in addition to $22,000 the city already approved last year to help ADICA pay for legal fees, audit costs and facade grants.

The city of Albany also officially has a new commissioner who says he's ready to get to work making the city better.

Newly elected Ward 3 Commissioner Christopher Pike was sworn in by Judge Nancy Stephenson Monday night. Pike then took his seat for the first time.

He says he's looking forward to moving Albany forward. "We're just looking to do what is in the best interest of the citizens. We're looking to really work hard and make some positive changes in the city and really have people feel good about calling Albany home," said Pike.

Pike was also elected Mayor Pro Tem at the meeting. Commissioners Dorothy Hubbard and Bob Langstaff were also sworn in for new terms.

Morris Gurr, whom Pike is replacing, was recognized for his four years of service to the city.

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