At the monthly meeting on Oct. 1, the Gillsville City Council unanimously approved a 90-day moratorium on gaming machines. Mayor Larry Poole asked the council to consider the moratorium since the city doesn’t currently have an ordinance dealing with gaming machines.
Poole said he would contact city attorney David Syfan about drafting an ordinance dealing with this issue.
In other business at the monthly meeting, the council:
•unanimously approved the Banks County Hazard Mitigation agreement.
•approved the Hall County E-911 agreement. Council member Jim Butler voiced concern about the response time for Banks County E-911 to respond to emergencies in Gillsville. Butler asked if Banks County and Hall County had any kind of agreement to deal with this issue. Poole said he wasn’t sure about any kind of agreement between the two counties, but he would check on this issue.
•Poole reminded the council that election reports were due on Sept. 30, Oct. 25 and Dec. 31 for those members up for election this year.
•the council approved a joint letter with the City of Gainesville regarding the IBT issue. Poole explained that Hall County officials were wanting to build a sewage treatment station and change from the Chattahoochee Basin to the Oconee Basin and Gainesville officials oppose this change.
•the council unanimously approved spending $133 to participate in the joint Hall County Trail Study.
•Poole advised the council that Slade Bauknight, surveyor, was expected to finish the park survey on Oct. 2.
•Poole presented the following report on items included on the Sept. council meeting agenda: the downtown restaurant ownership transfer had been completed; the initial installer of the septic system for the downtown buildings would be in the city in the coming week to see what repairs are needed to the system; and the signs are in the works. Poole said the lighted sign outside the downtown restaurant was temporary.
•Poole advised the council that the sand for the playground was expected to be delivered in the next week.
•Poole reported that no bids had been received on the Gillsville Park Building sidewalk repairs.
•Poole advised that the zoning ordinance for property located next to the Gillsville Post Office is still in process with city attorney David Syfan.
•Poole told the council that he was seeking information on another playground grant for the city to use to purchase playground equipment for smaller children.
•Poole announced the Hall County Chamber of Commerce After Hours event set for Oct. 8 at the Falcons’ headquarters in Flowery Branch.
•Poole told the council that he was looking at purchasing a computer for city hall for approximately $500 through a state contract. The council approved the purchase of the computer at an earlier council meeting.
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