Spalding Collaborative to Move

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The Spalding Collaborative is going to jail
— The old county jail on Broad Street.
The Spalding County Board of Commissioners
approved an agreement with Spalding
Collaborative Authority for Children
and Families to lease the old jail at 230 East
Broad St., for $1 a month plus utilities and
burglar alarm for use of the first floor.
Utilities average about $264 a month for gas,
water, sewer and electric, according to county
documents, and the burglar alarm monitoring
is $191 a year.


The commissioners also authorized the
Collaborative to sublease to a tenant, DSP2,
one of its service providers. The lease will
allow the Collaborative to have a space, a
central location within the county for an
individual to go to find out how to access
services that are available in the community.


Commissioner Gwen Flowers-Taylor
suggested the location for Collaborative last
month, after speaking with the leadership,
saying they would be able to use that building
to facilitate some of the networking for
the other organizations that they work under
and provide access to services for people on
a daily basis.


The Collaborative currently partners with
some 20 different organizations and most of
its meetings have been held at the Health


The Educational Prosperity Initiative is
one of its many committees.


The Collaborative met Wednesday, March
9, at Health Department and its Board of
Directors is scheduled to meet, March 15 at
Spalding Regional Hospital

Ray Lightner
Griffin Daily News
March 10, 2016