Don’t come knocking on the doors this Friday at Hoschton City Hall — no one will be there to answer.
That’s because budget cuts have lead city officials to trim the work-week for city employees to four days — leaving Fridays a day that city hall will close its doors for business.
It’s a move expected to save the city just over $5,000 a week and about $270,000 annually.
“It’s a furlough,” said city clerk Kristen Mahan. “It’s a way to cut expenses.”
Starting this week, the Hoschton City Hall will be open Mondays through Thursdays. It will keep its same operating hours, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The furlough day will remain in effect until further notice.
Considering the direction that the council has taken the city in the past several years, I have formed the reluctant opinion that it is time to say farewell to incorporated Hoschton and dissolve the city. Perhaps we should consider being annexed into Braselton. The overhead (public funds) involved in maintaining our own city hall, city clerk, court system, police department, water/sewer system, planning department and such is simply too great to justify continuing on our present course. The size of our town simply does not and cannot support the size of our town government.
Mainstreet News please get your figures correct. In your Jackson Herald section you have that Hoschton is saving $5000/wk and $270,000/yr. In your Braselton edition you have that they are saving $1000/wk and $52,000/yr. You would think you guys would tell each other that your articles dont match.
Come on get it correct please. You know that the larger figures are not right, it just looks better in print..