Albany city asks Dougherty County to agree to disagree, for now - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Albany city asks Dougherty County to agree to disagree, for now

A hole in the Governmental Building ceiling. (Source: WALB) A hole in the Governmental Building ceiling. (Source: WALB)
Governmental Building on Pine Ave. (Source: WALB) Governmental Building on Pine Ave. (Source: WALB)
Albany's City Attorney Nathan Davis explains request. (Source: WALB) Albany's City Attorney Nathan Davis explains request. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany's two governments can't come to an agreement on just how to share the capital costs of five downtown buildings: the Governmental Center, the Judicial Building, two parking decks and the Tax and Tag building.

The Governmental Building sits in the heart of downtown, on Pine Avenue.

Inside the main lobby, there are several holes and water marks on the ceiling.

Repairs are needed on the walls, where a few water leak stains and other damage is evident.

According to Albany's City Attorney Nathan Davis, the building is owned by the Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority.

But, just how to split the costs of expensive repairs and improvements has been a difficult issue for city and county commissioners.

The two governments have worked together for more than one year on a new service agreement required by the state every ten years.

The last agreement was signed in 2006.

After being granted three extensions by the Department of Community Affairs, the deadline for a signed agreement is at the end of October, according to Davis.

On Thursday, in a very brief meeting, the city quickly voted to request the county sign-off on the 26 resolutions the two governments agree on, and save the facilities management discussion for a future date.

"So, this is simply a request that the county go ahead and sign the service delivery (agreement). The city is ready now to sign it and send it on to D.C.A. and just omit that one item and they can work together on that however they want to," said Davis.

Dougherty County's Attorney Spencer Lee has received the request and is reviewing it now.

Lee is confident the two entities will reach an agreement.

Copyright 2017 WALB.  All rights reserved.

Keep up with WALB on the go! 
Follow us on social  
   and download our apps

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Last minute Thanksgiving shoppers crowd grocery stores

    Last minute Thanksgiving shoppers crowd grocery stores

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:09 PM EST2017-11-23 04:09:31 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Just hours before Thanksgiving, grocery stores across South Georgia were packed all day long.

    More >>

    Just hours before Thanksgiving, grocery stores across South Georgia were packed all day long.

    More >>
  • Albany Salvation Army needs bell ringers

    Albany Salvation Army needs bell ringers

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:00 PM EST2017-11-23 04:00:29 GMT
    Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign. (Source: WALB)Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign. (Source: WALB)

    Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign.  

    More >>

    Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign.  

    More >>
  • Travel period begins, GSP talks safety on the roads

    Travel period begins, GSP talks safety on the roads

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 10:19 PM EST2017-11-23 03:19:28 GMT
    Georgia State Patrol Troopers are cracking down on distracted and drunk drivers this holiday season. (Source: WALB)Georgia State Patrol Troopers are cracking down on distracted and drunk drivers this holiday season. (Source: WALB)

    Millions of Americans hit the roads on Wednesday, headed to their Thanksgiving destinations. Gas stations in Albany were busy with customers filling up their tanks and tires before their journeys.  

    More >>

    Millions of Americans hit the roads on Wednesday, headed to their Thanksgiving destinations. Gas stations in Albany were busy with customers filling up their tanks and tires before their journeys.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly