Several issues presented before the Cartersville City Council were voted on and approved during Thursday's meeting.
Habitat for Humanity homes and property transfers were among the approved items. Concerning the Habitat homes, the city is currently behind on construction due to a slow start after receiving the 2009 grant, and an extension through November 2012 was requested in order to complete the remaining projects, including three homes that will be left to build after the end of the year. Properties for Habitat homes that had been previously acquired will now be transferred from the city's possession to Habitat for two homes at different North Towne locations.
Following the example of other cities, Cartersville approved an entrance into an intergovernmental agreement with Bartow County for the 2014 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. The agreement, and community approval of the SPLOST, would allow the city to expand projects to improve public works, safety recreation, and water and sewer needs.
A worker's compensation renewal through Midwest Employers was approved along with a road department project to re-pave areas of Douthit Ferry, Old Mill, Industrial and other roads in need of deep patching.
The water department also requested the purchase of a ductile iron pipe to use in future construction to connect the high pressure mains at Center Road and Main Street and ultimately lower operating costs by shutting down one station.
The council is scheduled to meet again Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. in city hall.