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Wadley, Georgia (population 2,468) City Council, August 13, 2001 (L to R): Izell Mack, Charles Lewis, Albert Samples (Mayor), Robert Reeves (City Attorney)
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The Mayor and Council held their regular meeting Monday, August 13, 2001, 7:30 P.M., City Hall.

Mayor Samples called the meeting to order. Prayer was led by Councilman Lewis.

ATTENDANT: Mayor Samples and Council members Lewis, Mack, Maye and Pundt were present.

MINUTES APPROVED: Councilman Mack moved and Councilman Maye seconded to approve the July 9, 2001 minutes. The vote was unanimous.

AGENDA CHANGES: Update from Brad Day was added.

WELCOME GUEST: Mayor Samples welcomed the guest and asked for remarks.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Finance - Councilman Maye Chairman reported as of July 31, 2001, the General Fund balance was $6,202.53, and the Water/Sewer balance was $11, 075.53.

Parks/Ditches - Councilwoman Pundt stated she noticed under the power lines, someone had sprayed weed killer. This was done by Georgia Power.

 

Mayor Samples informed the Council he requested to speak at the Commissioner's meeting Tuesday morning.

Streets/Lanes - Councilman Mack Chairman - Seven streets were submitted for the DOT Lark Program, Barbara Street, Jordan Street, King Street, Lillian Street, Murphy Street (From Railroad to College), Old Midville and Sandford Street.

Sanation - Councilman Mack Chairman- He asked Mr. Butts to move some of the trash from the old landfill.

Water/Sewer - No report

Safety - Councilman Lewis Chairman - Chief James reported for the month of July the Police Department received 189 calls, three DUI's, one city citation, 21 traffic tickets, collected $1,400.00, Probation $1,500.00, 10 bench warrants, one state case, $7,000.00 will be collected by Middle Georgia Probation.

Vehicles - Mayor Samples Chairman - Reported all vehicles are operating.

 

REPORT ON NATURAL GAS: Brad Day reported the natural gas is still in preliminary stage. Mr. Day asked the council to pass a resolution for the manufactor to have a Freeport Tax. This will need to be on the General Election Ballot.

 

REPORT-DEVELOPMENTAL AUTHORITY AND MINI-MALL PROJECT: Mrs. Jane Smith
informed the council that IGA plan to open by September 15, 2001. Mrs. Smith also stated that

the city need to get speed bumpers and pedestrian signs by the mall on Butts Street.

Mrs. Adams asked what did the council want to do about the $3,487.00 for material to hook up water/sewer taps, back flow prevention and grease traps. The work was already done. The council set this aside.

WATER BILL ADJUSTMENTS REQUESTED: Three citizens requested an adjustment on their water bill. The council unanimously voted that the citizens that pays he/she water bill on time, the sewer will be adjusted by 50%, but if he or she has a problem paying on time every month, the bill will not be adjusted.

ADOPT WELLHEAD PROTECTION PROGRAM-GA RURAL WATER: This was postponed.

DISCUSS SETTING THE MILLAGE RATE: This was postponed.

DISCUSS /ADOPT COUNTY/CITY BUILDING CODE: The council need to study the codes.

Mayor Samples informed the council citizens have asked him what happened to the money? Mayor Samples stated what happened to the money:

1.      No millage increase in 12 years

2.       Millage rate lowered by 2 mils (95 & 96) decreased approximately $60,000

3.       Employees received a pay increase, $75,000 (no off set)

4.                Payroll over 1/2 million per year.

Adjourned: The meeting adjourned at 8:45 P.M.

DATE Sept, 10, 2001

 

APPROVED

 

SALLIE ADAMS, CITY CLERK

ALBERT SAMPLES, INTERIM MAYOR