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Notice of Public Hearing
Proposed Fitzgerald/Ben Hill County Land Bank
Published:  May 21, 2014

Ben Hill County and the City of Fitzgerald are considering establishing a Fitzgerald/Ben Hill Land Bank; as authorized by the Georgia Land Bank Act of 2012. The purpose of a Land Bank is to assist Counties and Municipalities in dealing with inventories of tax delinquent, substandard, deteriorating and foreclosed properties.

A Public Hearing is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on June 3, 2014 in the Commissioner’s Meeting Room of the Courthouse Annex, 324 East Pine Street, Fitzgerald, GA 31750 to receive public input.

A draft Intergovernmental Contract between Ben Hill County and the City of Fitzgerald was prepared using the guidance and templates contained in the Georgia Land Bank Resource Manual. This manual is available in electronic format at

The draft Intergovernmental Contract is available for public viewing on the County website at Printed copies of the draft Intergovernmental Contract are also available for public viewing in the County Offices at 402-A East Pine Street, and the City Offices at 302 E. Central Avenue during normal business hours.

Proposed Intergovernmental Contract