White to see profit from natural gas
by Mark Andrews
Sep 07, 2011 | 1056 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The White city council on Tuesday approved a natural gas franchise contract with the city of Cartersville that will result in White receiving 3 percent profit from all customers who use natural gas within the city.

This is the first time in 50 years the city has altered its contract with Cartersville. City manager Jane Richards said original stipulations of the contract called for the city to receive zero profits from the gas lines that run from Cartersville to supply White with natural gas.

"We already have a franchise [contract] through Georgia Power and our cable TV," Richards said during the regular city council meeting.

Mayor Jason Allen added, "This really is a little bit more money coming into the city. With sales tax down, hopefully this will help pick up some of the slack."

The approved appointing the following to election positions: Superintendent and Registrar Jane Richards; Deputy Superintendent and Deputy Registrar Betty Mathews; Absentee Ballot Clerk Joyce Crisp; Pole Manager Whitney Bailey; Pole Worker Malissa Reynolds.

In other city of White news, the council discussed holding another Springfest as they did this year and were positive about this year's festival, despite the April 27 tornadoes falling shortly before the event.

"I think when the tornado hit it put a damper on what [Springfest] probably could have been," said councilmember Dennis Huskins, "but we always want to get the community together to know each other in our small-town atmosphere where you can have a place to go and have things to do."