"This is potential officer Riki," Harget said. "Riki is right now on loan from Doraville Police Department. He's certified in apprehension, finding drugs and tracking."
However, Riki would be spending a great deal of time in community outreach programs.
"He'll be a great asset. Fifty percent of his time will be donated to schools, children and working with children as a liaison for the police and children to work together, to get to know each other," Harget said.
Doraville is asking $800 for the dog, and Officer Michael Dumas will spend at least two weeks with Riki to determine if he is a worthwhile purchase.
John Montgomery, a representative of the Historic Preservation Committee, went before the council with paperwork requesting approval for three additional signs at the Covered Bridge Store. The council discussed the request, with council member Joe Turner noting that two of the signs would need to be smaller so they complied with the city's sign ordinance.
The council then decided they were unable to make a decision on the issue as the planning and zoning commission had not made a recommendation. Samantha Berry, a member of the commission, was present at Tuesday's meeting and said planning and zoning never received any applications for signs.
Council member Craig Guyton asked the planning and zoning board and the preservation committee to meet next week so the applications -- submitted at the beginning of April -- could be taken up at the next regular council meeting.
"I would like to see both things done next week, if we can do it ... I don't want to hold one of our business owners up," Guyton said.
Council member Turner said that it might be necessary to revise the sign ordinances, which limits the number of signs a business can use.
"It is very conceivable that we need to have the whole thing re-looked at in relation to what is going on today," he said.