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City of Atlanta City Council met September 3

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Oct 17, 2019

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City of Atlanta City Council met Sept. 3.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

OPEN: The regular meeting of the Atlanta City Council was held on Tuesday September 3, 2019 at the Atlanta City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor McVey at 7:30pm.

ROLL CALL:  Colaw, Thomas, Young, Dreyer, Evans and Cheek were present.

 

Motion by Cheek second by Thomas to approve the minutes as presented.

ROLL CALL:

                   Colaw-yes                                             Dreyer-yes

                   Thomas-yes                                          Cheek-yes

                   Young-yes                                             Evans-yes

                                                                                                         Motion Carries.                             

Motion by Colaw second by Evans to pay all bills as far as money allows.

ROLL CALL:

                   Colaw-yes                                             Dreyer-yes

                   Thomas-yes                                          Cheek-yes

                   Young-yes                                             Evans-yes

                                                                                                            Motion Carries.

Carl Johnson discussed the topic of cannabis in Atlanta. He felt that a fact sheet needs to be made available. 

Chief Eimer gave a short report and asked if he could put additional help during the Fall Festival. The Mayor felt that he had the authority to do so.

Randy Brooks reported that the Golf Course was doing well. He reported that some upgrades to tees at 6,7 & 9 will be completed this Fall.

Alderman Colaw went over work to be done in connection with the Coal Mine. His list was not complete. He hoped to have coasts at next meeting. He reported that ventilation was a key and needed improving. He will show the other Alderman the site.

The Mayor brought up replacing the Way Finder signs. Council was presented with a summary of cost and which signs needed replaced.

Motion by Evans second by Cheek to purchase the Way Finder signs.

ROLL CALL:

                   Colaw-yes                                             Dreyer-yes

                  Thomas-yes                                           Cheek-yes

                  Young-No                                               Evans-yes

                                                                                                            Motion Carries.

A summary of pool operations was gone over by the Mayor. Expenditures were explained and numbers of participants need to be kept.

The Mayor asked the council to consider maintenance on Lift Stations 1 & 2. Mayor spoke with Bob Kohlhase, he thinks it is crucial to go ahead and replace the propellers on those now.

Van DeVanter Engineering will honor the original bid and is available to start the work.

Motion by Colaw second by Thomas to approve the bid from Van DeVanter and go forward with replacing the propellers.

ROLL CALL:

                   Colaw-yes                                             Dreyer-yes

                   Thomas-yes                                          Cheek-yes

                   Young-yes                                             Evans-yes

                                                                                                            Motion Carries.

Alderman Young felt that the City’s flags should be replaced and disposed of properly.

The Mayor gave a report to the council on a recent meeting with American Water. The Mayor felt that the council needs to meet with American Water for information.

John and Mark Sherman asked if the street could be closed in front of their shop for a sale, between Race & Vine St.

The council was given on an update on a recent meeting with the Olympia School. 

The Mayor reported he had reviewed complaints on the house at 106 NE Second St. This will be addressed at a future meeting.

Alderwoman Cheek felt that the WWII vets should head the parade if possible.

Motion by Colaw second by Cheek to adjourn the meeting.

ROLLCALL:

                 Colaw-yes                                   Dreyer-yes

                 Thomas-yes                                Cheek-yes

                 Young-yes                                   Evans-yes                         Motion Carries

The meeting adjourned at 8:20 pm

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