City of Adairsville optimistic on future
by Amanda Stegall
Jul 13, 2011 | 2560 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Looking forward to the new fiscal year, the Adairsville City Council reviewed the 2010 financial report in positive spirits during their work session Tuesday night.

"It looks good going forward," said City Manager Pat Crook. The financial report shows a steady decline with the fall of the economy between 2006 and 2010, but the projection for 2011 is on the rise as revenues and expenditures are at a stable point.

"We're not borrowing money to operate and we're not raising taxes," Crook said.

The council also discussed items requiring votes during Thursday night's regular meeting. A resolution authorizing the mayor to sign an intergovernmental agreement with the county is among those items. The agreement states that for future Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax projects, the city of Adairsville will work in conjunction with the county on three broadly defined tasks that will offer the city more flexibility to decide where the money is most needed as far as roads, sidewalks, drainage and other issues.

The city also will be included in the law enforcement radio switch to digital transmitters by 2013.

Official organizational charts defining salaries and job descriptions, as well as qualifications and duties, also is set for approval on Thursday night. The charts serve to create a detailed sheet of all city jobs and personnel information.

The replacement on the Etowah Housing Authority board by John Beasley for the position held by former Mayor Doyle Penson presented to the council by Mayor Evan King was submitted for review along with a malt beverage retail package license application for Cowboys Food Mart at 924 Highway 140.