ST. SIMONS ISLAND—Hinesville city council members and city administration finished their second and final day of their annual planning workshop around noon Saturday.
The workshop was held at the Sea Palms Resort and Conference Center.
Next they discussed the requirements for removing fluoride from the drinking water. City Manager Billy Edwards presented the agenda item, discussing that the health benefits of ingesting fluoride had been brought into question and the local water already has natural fluoride in it.
The city would save $16,592 annually if it was stopped, however it would take a referendum. For that to happen, at least 10 percent of voters who participated in a general election had to sign a petition calling for a referendum to end the practice, according to Edwards. The council felt there was not enough voter concern at the time and they agreed to keep an eye on the issue.