Mayor: Euharlee needs more sidewalk appeal
by Neil McGahee
Oct 16, 2013 | 860 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Euharlee needs more sidewalk appeal Mayor Kathy Foulk told the city council at its monthly work session Tuesday.

“We’re just not doing a great job of keeping up our city’s appearance,” Foulk said. “Joe Turner and I spent a lot of time together this week, and we saw a lot things that could be improved with nothing more than maintenance.”

She said even Joe Cowan Park, the city’s newest park, needed help.

“We found the park was littered with construction debris and underbrush that should have been moved long ago,” she said. “We have this beautiful new park and now we need to maintain it.”

Another particularly irksome thing was the condition of the city hall sign.

“That sign is an eyesore,” she said. “It needs to be replaced or at least cleaned up.”

The council continued discussion of a requested speed limit increase from 35 mph to 45 mph on Covered Bridge Road.

They were told by Police Chief Terry Harget that it would cost about $4,000 in engineering studies and six months of paperwork to make the change. The council tabled any discussion until the next meeting.

In other business, the council:

• discussed a proposed increase in the number of building permits issued.

• were told by Planning/Zoning/Senior Activities Projects coordinator Betty Jane Tilley that the city’s facility rental rates were too low and should be increased to the same amount as other cities charge.

• heard an update from Barry Brown, Euharlee Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) coordinator, who advised that all community teams would soon operate as a single county team.

Euharlee City Council will meet Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. at City Hall.