Danielsville’s City Council is revamping its city ordinances by amending a number of them and also by adding some new ordinances, mostly involving law enforcement issues.
The council approved the changes and additions at its Feb. 17 meeting. Mayor Todd Higdon said any citizen who would like to read any of the ordinances could stop by city hall any time during business hours to read or get clarification on any of them.
The council discussed that they have handled several business licenses for businesses recently that are not located in the city.
City clerk Susan Payne said some businesses need a license to work in other areas of the state, so if they have a post office box in Danielsville, the city will issue them one.
Mayor Higdon said this is a help to the businesses since the county does not offer business licenses.
In other business, the council voted to use the $7,300 balance left in the wastewater loan fund from the county board of education to refurbish the sewer system lift station. Mayor Higdon said the maintenance department is seeking three bids on the project.
City mayor Dale Perry said the intergovernmental agreement with the school system last year to revamp the sewage pond was critical to avoid having significant problems with the aging system.
“It was good team work by the city and the school board,” Perry said. He also noted that the council has taken steps to crack down on city business waste with new ordinances concerning grease traps and other materials that go into the system.
Perry said it was possible that the EPD would not have renewed the city’s license on the wastewater pond if the work had not been done before the current license expires next year.
“The EPD readings (at the sewage pond) are better than they’ve ever been now,” Higdon said.
Higdon said preparations for the roundabout to replace the red light in town are continuing and that he is in negotiations with the last of the four property owners there about right-of-way acquisition.
As to the planned second water tower, Higdon said they are awaiting water tests on the second well behind the high school where the water tower will now be located.
“All else is going according to plan,” he said.
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