Taylorsville City Council approves five-year work plan
by Jason Lowrey
Jan 10, 2013 | 1405 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After approving the city’s five-year short-term work plan during its Jan. 7 meeting, the Taylorsville City Council will send the document to the state for approval.

Mayor Mitchell Bagley said some of the projects within the plan included mandatory updating of the city’s traffic and street signs, patching the city’s roads, acquiring security cameras for the city hall building and constructing a playground near the city’s pavilion.

Bagley said the playground is a project the council has wanted for a long time.

“I didn’t realize they [wanted] it, and during my campaign, that was something I mentioned in my door-to-door. Once I was elected the ladies presented it to me, too, so I thought, ‘That took the words right out of my mouth,’” he said.

The council also approved a franchise fee agreement with Georgia Power. Taylorsville’s agreement is set at 4 percent for 35 years, Bagley said.

He added it was 15 years longer than Euharlee’s recent agreement with the utility company, but he was unsure why.

Boyd Pettit, who is the city attorney for both Taylorsville and Euharlee, said 35 years is the standard length for a new franchise fee agreement. Taylorsville’s agreement had been expired for one year, Pettit said, which meant the city was essentially signing a new agreement. In contrast, Euharlee renewed its agreement, which has a standard 20-year term.

The Taylorsville City Council’s next meeting is scheduled for Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. at the old county firehouse.