In the first of four departmental reports, Jones reported that three recently hired officers are in mandatory training. Two are experienced officers that came from the Rome Police Department so they should be on the street in a week or so, he said. He said his department answered 1,324 calls, down slightly from past months. He also said the crime rate seemed to be holding steady but warned that it would probably increase as warmer weather approaches. Jones said
Jamie Cochran reported his department had completed 134 work orders, including planting river birch trees for Arbor Day. He also reported the city would be increasing the level of code enforcement. Previously enforcement officers responded to complaints only. He said citizens will soon get a letter giving them 90 days to clean up non-compliant properties.
In other business, the council:
• heard a motion to authorize the purchase of pipe for $18,277 to replace inventory at the gas utility.
• heard a motion to appoint City Manager Pam Madison to serve as the city’s voting delegate and Mayor Pro Tem Buddy Bagley to serve as voting alternate on the Municipal Gas of Georgia (MGAG) election committee.
• heard a motion to authorize the purchase of 15 Tasers for the police department.
• heard a motion to approve conveyance of retired APD canine officer Dagger to Officer Tim Minter.
• heard a motion to file the oath of office of Municipal Court Judge Christian Coomer as part of the official record.
• heard a motion to approve a malt beverage and wine retail package license to Z1 Gas & C Store, 102 Princeton Blvd.
The Adairsville City Council will meet in regular session at the Railroad Depot on Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m.