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City Council to meet Corps engineers Thursday 2 p.m.
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Statesboro City Council has a workshop scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday in the council chambers at City Hall with representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Representatives of the Army’s mostly civilian engineering branch are slated to discuss the Creek on the Blue Mile project with council members and city staff. It has been announced as a public meeting, but no motions or votes are scheduled.

City officials requested the meeting in hope that federal flood control funding might pay for some of the work on the proposed reservoir and creek system.

“Yes, we are coming to give them some preliminary feedback on what the process is so that they understand  how the process works,” Billy Birdwell, senior public affairs officer for the Corps of Engineers’ Savannah District office, said in a phone message Friday. “There are no commitments to us doing anything yet.”
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