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Tallapoosa Informational Notes From October 11th Council Meeting

Oct 25, 2021 | Council Meeting Minutes

Mayor Pro Tem Bobby Parker called the meeting to order on Monday evening, October 11, 2021 and led all present in prayer.

  • Mayor Pro Tem Parker welcomed everyone to the meeting and took a moment to discuss some reminders for the city residents and to thank them for their continued cooperation with city efforts.
  • Mayor Pro Tem Parker stated that the Splost VI, T-Splost, and Golf Reports are available for anyone wishing to view or receive a copy.
  • Mayor Pro Tem Parker thanked all the “Street Captains” for keeping the streets of Tallapoosa free of litter.
  • Mayor Pro Tem Parker thanked all the city residents who are displaying an American Flag at their home and showing their support of Veterans by displaying a green outside light and their support of the police and first responders by having a blue outside light.
  • Mayor Pro Tem Parker asked all residents to remember to roll their garbage cans out for pick up the night before your pickup day each week. Residents were also asked to please remember to roll their carts back to their proper storage location after pick up. The City has appointed a Tallapoosa Police Officer to act as City Marshall to address this and other similar types of violations.
  • Mayor Pro Tem Parker reminded everyone to call City Hall to be put on the Brush and Limb Pick Up list. If your location is not on the list, the contractor will not know to come down your street. Residents were reminded to cut limbs in no longer than 4 feet lengths and to separate the limbs from the brush when possible. Pick up day is Thursday.
  • The Council passed a Motion to move the November City Council Meeting from November 8, 2021 to November 15, 2021 due to scheduling conflicts.
  • The Council passed a Motion to approve the September 2021 Financial Statement as given by Financial Manager Melissa Chandler.
  • City Manager Philip Eidson gave the City Manager’s Report. The City expects to have the 2021 Property Tax bills mailed out by the end of October. The City has almost finished replacing the irrigation system at the Golf Course. Two mowers have been purchased for the Golf Course—a greens mower and a fairway mower. The City will be contracting to have the cast iron gas line replaced at 3 railroad crossings. The City is planning to begin working on the lighting at the gym and replacing the existing goals with adjustable goals for basketball. The City’s planned sewer project work has been delayed by a material shortage. Work will begin as soon as materials can be obtained.
  • Patrick Clarey gave the planning report. The City is still waiting on the contractor to begin work on the TE Grant project. Mr. Clarey hopes it will start next week. The first T-Splost referendum ended early as the maximum amount of funds allowed to be collected has been reached. The City is working with the County to put together another T-Splost proposal to continue the re-paving work being done in the cities and county. Mr. Clarey is putting a list together that will include 41 local streets which will be included in the new T-Splost 2 proposal. The total estimated cost of paving those streets is $2,752,500.00. The last T-Splost carried a maximum collection amount of $12,000,000.00. The continuing T-Splost which will be called T-Splost 2 is being proposed at $25,000,000.00 of which Tallapoosa’s share would be $2,700,000.00. Mr. Clarey estimates that the City would receive nearer to $2,100,000.00.
  • The Council passed a Motion to approve the list of 41 streets as presented by City Planner Patrick Clarey to be included in the re-paving projects under the new T-Splost 2 referendum.
  • Mr. Eidson continued the City Manager’s Report. The City issued a Notice to Proceed (NTP) for the 2021 LMIG which included 7 streets to be re-paved at a cost of $212,000.00. The City would like to amend that list by having Chestnut Street added at an estimated cost of $43,000.00.
  • The Council passed a Motion to approve the addition of Chestnut Street to the 2021 LMIG list of streets to be re-paved at an estimated additional cost of $43,000.00.
  • Mr. Eidson stated that the majority of the money to accomplish this re-paving project would be supplied by the current T-Splost. The LMIG Grant will supply $63,000.00 toward the project and the remaining approximately $192,000.00 will be supplied by T-Splost.
  • The Council passed a Motion to approve adding 10 new lights to the list of lighting to be installed as part of the TE Grant/Streetscape project. These additional lights will be installed on Alewine and Lyon Streets.
  • The Council passed a Motion to have Halloween Trick-or-Treating on Saturday, October 30, 2021 instead of Sunday, October 31, 2021.
  • Mr. Eidson reported that the City is working on new decorative signage for the City.
  • Mr. Eidson reported that the BARCO plant is planning an expansion of 20,000 square feet which will result in an addition of approximately 50 new employees. The City is excited to have this successful business located within its borders.
  • Mayor Pro Tem Parker polled the council members for comments. Council Member Jonathan James expressed his approval of the T-Splost signage displayed on West Atlanta and Stone Mountain Streets. He agreed with the City’s thinking that it will help keep the public informed about where their T-Splost dollars are being spent.
  • Meeting adjourned.

NOTICE:
The Lobby at City Hall is now open on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The Lobby remains closed on Tuesday and Thursday. Your City Hall staff will continue to report Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. as usual. Payments can still be made by using the “drop box” in front of city hall or online at www.tallapoosaga.gov or by calling the dedicated phone number of
1-855-608-2479.

REMEMBER:
YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXERCISE YOUR CIVIC DUTY BY VOTING IN THE CITY’S ELECTION ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2021. VOTING WILL BE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT CITY HALL FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 7 P.M. Details & Sample Ballot

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