Adairsville proceeds with Logtown project
by By Matt Shinall
Mar 09, 2012 | 1685 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
By Matt Shinall

matt.shinall@daily-tribune.com

The Adairsville City Council approved Thursday the formation of a local consultation committee to participate in the revitalization of Logtown.

A committee of local representatives will help steer the facelift of the event venue on Adairsville's Main Street known as Logtown. Funded by a Transportation Enhancement Activities grant, a memorandum of understanding, applied for in 2010, was signed with the Georgia Department of Transportation last fall in the amount of $432,000.

The consultant evaluation committee approved Thursday allows local civic organizations to each name one representative to the effort. The Adairsville Downtown Development Authority, the Lion's Club, the Masonic Lodge and Advance Adairsville will elect members to serve alongside Adairsville Community Development Director Ben Skipper.

At Thursday's meeting, the council also approved the first reading of amendments to an ordinance regarding pawnbrokers. The amendment will clarify requirements in the area of record keeping and reduce the number of days pawn shops are required to hold precious metals after a purchase.

The ordinance for bed and breakfasts received the second reading for an amendment increasing the allowed number of bedrooms from five to seven and allowing up to three non-family employees.

The council awarded a contract to Graham Construction in the amount of $12,070 for the modification on decant on the backwash tank at the water treatment plant.

Lastly, the council approved the purchase of a Ford F-150 at a cost not to exceed $16,000.

In addition to regular business Thursday, City Manager Pat Crook offered an explanation of governmental procedure following the passage of an ordinance regarding flea markets. Crook clarified the city's ability to revise an ordinance following the public hearing held at a first reading.

The Adairsville City Council will meet again Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at city hall.