Cartersville acquires land for new Fire Station No. 3
by Brande Poulnot
Oct 08, 2010 | 2229 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The city of Cartersville's new Fire Station No. 3 will be on Old Mill Road. At its Thursday public meeting, the city council approved closing documents on the $450,000 purchase from Bartow County Bank.

The new fire station on the west side of Cartersville is part of the city's overall plan to revamp public safety facilities, which includes constructing a combined public safety headquarters on Cassville Road to house police and fire operations and a new Fire Station 4 on MLK Jr. Drive.

In the same resolution, the city accepted donated property at 118 Carter St., on which there were back taxes. It is valued at $14,500.

The council also:

* Re-appointed Lelia Johnson and Susan McLeod and appointed Greg Frisbee to the Historic Preservation Commission.

* Approved a resolution recognizing National Community Planning Month.

* Changed the Dec. 2 council meeting to 9 a.m. to accommodate the Christmas Parade.

* Declared a 1999 Cadillac Escalade seized by the Drug Enforcement Administration as surplus.

* Awarded a bid and approved the purchase of 18 commercial refuse containers for Solid Waste for $13,154 from Bakers Waste Equipment.

* Awarded a bid and approved the purchase of services to clear a sewer line easement for an existing sewer force main from Main Street to Center Road for $7,475 from Everett Construction Co. Inc.

* Approved a resolution to purchase five Oak Hill Cemetery lots for $2,000 and repair a family gravestone for $150. The settlement stemmed from a 2002 incident in which the city deeded 10 lots to a deceased man's ex-wife. She allegedly presented herself as the man's current wife, but had no legal rights to the lots that were transferred to another family.

* Approved a Consent to Assignment and Assumption of Dedication Agreement relating to Carter Grove subdivision. The original developer Steve Simpson passed away and now a property development company, Paragon Capital Partners LLC, is set to purchase the undeveloped lots and infrastructure. Simpson and the city had an outstanding maintenance agreement and Paragon will assume an obligation to complete street paving in the development. Paragon also increased the related performance bond.