Intersection of U.S. 41, Country Club Drive set for improvements
by Jessica Loeding
Sep 02, 2011 | 2189 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
For those negotiating the intersection of Country Club Drive and U.S. 41, travel is going to become easier.

Cartersville City Council approved two items Thursday dealing with improvements to that junction -- a memorandum of understanding with Georgia Power and a declaration of necessity regarding condemnation of Country Club Drive. The current configuration cannot handle the truck traffic from Georgia Power as well as other traffic.

Under the MOU and condemnation, the city will hire Georgia Power as the contractor for the work, with the company paying all expenses. The acquisition of right of way -- for which Georgia Power will reimburse the city -- is not to exceed $403,000.

Bartow County also will contribute property, and Cartersville Country Club has agreed to the condemnation and associated values.

In other action Thursday, the council:

* Voted to sell excess capacity from the city's 2012 supplemental power subscription through the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia.

* Approved the adoption of a hazard mitigation plan draft, with the city manager and city attorney approving the final version. The plan adopts a "roadmap" for dealing with hazardous situations.

The plan also allows the city to receive federal funding, and the adoption of the draft will speed up the receipt of funding from a pending grant should it be approved.

* Voted to purchase a 2012 GMC 3500 for $29,528.90 from Wynn Pontiac Buick GMC.

* Approved emergency repairs to a backup generator at the water pollution control plant. The cost was $5,520.92.

* Approved the purchase of sodium bi-sulfate for the water pollution control plant in the amount of $5,657.62.