Nicholson residents should see road improvements in the future.

In a meeting held May 3, the Nicholson City Council voted to move $118,452 from its special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) V account for parks and recreation to go towards road work and repair.

Mayor Jan Webster noted that the money needs to be spent before the end of the year. She also said there are many citizens who have talked to her about the need for road improvements.

The council also approved a 20-year communications tower lease agreement with Jackson County. The BOC has already approved the lease agreement, which calls for the county to place a tower on an 80 x 80 parcel of land owned by the city. Webster said the location of the tower in the city would give the residents better 911 service.

In other business, the council approved an amendment to the charter on salaries for the mayor and council members. Attorney Jody Campbell said this action will allow changes to the salary to be done by ordinance. No specific amount has been discussed, but if pay for the council is approved, it will not be implemented until after the next election.

The council also voted to amend the personnel policy following a request from the town's auditor. The change is related to how over-time is handled for employees.

Council member Mike Barfield voted against the policy change.

The next work session for the Nicholson City Council will be on May 27 at the Community Center.


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