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City of Atlanta City Council met February 18

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Mar 25, 2020

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City of Atlanta City Council met Feb. 18.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

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

Pledge of Allegiance

ROLL CALL:  

                           Colaw-yes                                     Dreyer-yes

                           Thomas-yes                                  Cheek-yes

                           Young-yes                                     Evans-yes

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

ROLL CALL:

                           Colaw-yes                                     Dreyer-yes

                           Thomas-yes                                  Cheek-yes

                           Young-yes                                     Evans-yes

                                                                                                          Motion Carries                                    

Motion by Evans second by Dreyer 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.

Representatives from Olympia School District was present at the meeting to present future plans for school expansion in the district.

Plans were put together that would expand the school in Atlanta.

A site plan was outlined as well as expansion that was planned. Traffic flow and parking would also improve.

Utilities will have to be changed and relocated as well as streets that would need to be improved.

The plan is in early stages.

Estimated cost will be 6-8 million dollars in Atlanta.

13,000 SQ. FT New

9,700 SQ. FT renovated

Green spaces were also included in the plan of expansion.

More specific plans will come later in the process.

Keith Moran was present at the meeting to update the Council on the Business Development District.

He explained how the district would work and what was needed to be done next in the process.

Taxation was also discussed.

Exempt items were outlined.

The city’s Blight Analysis information was gone over.

Types of improvements possible in the District were explained.

All funds generated must be used within the District for improvements.

An ordinance setting a date for a public hearing needing to be passed as a next step.

The Mayor asked for a motion to schedule a public hearing on March 3rd at 7:00 pm at City Hall for the Business District.

Motion by Colaw second by Cheek to approve a public hearing on March 3rd concerning the Business District.

            ROLL CALL:

                           Colaw-yes                                     Dreyer-yes

                           Thomas-yes                                  Cheek-yes

                           Young-no                                      Evans-yes

                                                                                              Motions Carries

The attorney reported that no response had been received from the property owners or Ms. Rexroat and they have a timeline they must follow, and that timeline is coming up soon. Once the timeline is up, we will proceed forward.

The Mayor reported that estimates were being compiled for fire hydrants, pipes and examining sewers.

Motion by Cheek second by Thomas to adjourn the meeting.

               ROLL CALL:

                           Colaw-yes                                     Dreyer-yes

                           Thomas-yes                                  Cheek-yes

                           Young-yes                                     Evans-yes

                                                                                                Motion Carries

The meeting adjourned at 8:45 pm

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