Past joins present at Cartersville council
by Neil B. McGahee
May 03, 2013 | 1528 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cartersville City Council recognized the past and the present in its May 2 meeting.

Four teachers — Paige Robbins, Cartersville Primary; Rachel Phillips, Cartersville Elementary; Debbie Justus, Cartersville Middle; and Michelle Stone, Cartersville High — were awarded proclamations from Mayor Matt Santini and the Cartersville City Council honoring them as Teachers of the Year.

The council also celebrated National Historic Preservation Month by presenting Historic Preservation Commission awards to two residences — Harry and Vandi White’s home at 108 Lee St. and Mike and Heather Ellington’s home at 501 West Ave. — and a business, Cohutta Fishing Co., 39 S. Public Square, owned by Andy Bowen.

“This is a celebration that is going on all over the nation,” said Daneise Archer, chair of the Historic Preservation Commission. “Cartersville stands out among all communities with more than 600 properties in the historic preservation district. All of our homeowners and business owners have shown such significant zeal over the past year. We want to especially point out these three who have done such an exceptional job.”

In other business, the council:

• approved a special use application by Aisha Alston to operate a personal care home at 178 S. Morningside Drive.

• approved a rezoning application from John Waters for property at 6 Porter St. from L-1 and R-1 to completely L-1.

• approved a contract with the Eddie Lee Wilkins Youth Association for use of a gymnasium provided the organization can provide a written contract.

• approved a contract with Arista Information Systems to outsource utility billing.

• approved purchase of a CASE asphalt roller from the state for $41,604.

• approved a contract for $48,400 for municipal court renovations.

• rejected all bids for vehicle purchases and ordered them rebid.

• approved the sale of surplus computers and vehicles.

Cartersville City council will meet next on Thursday, May 16, at 7pm