The council unanimously approved Phase 4B of the Village at Waterside, a gated, architecturally-controlled lakeside community of custom luxury homes, although the number of lots had to be reduced to receive approval.
The council also approved the sale of surplus property including a batwing mower, a Kubota excavator, an old police car and a utility truck.
Finally, the council approved the LakePoint south campus plans, clearing the way for ground to be broken, after all permits are drawn.
Emerson Police Chief Stan Bradley requested council authorize an engineering study for the area around Old Alabama and Old Allatoona roads.
“We have been monitoring traffic trends,” Bradley said, “and with the additions of the new water park and the new school, I feel the current posted speeds on Old Alabama and Old Allatoona roads are excessive. I would ask the council to authorize an investigation of a drop in speed from 45 mph to 35 mph.”
Emerson City Council meets again on Monday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. at city hall.