Hiram To Construct Welcome Sign
The city council also gave its approval to the annual Christmas Tree Lighting event.
Hiram City Council members laid the groundwork Tuesday to realize one of the city’s mothballed projects. Since the administration of Carmen Rollins, the city has been considering a proposal to build a welcome sign on the Powder Springs side of Paulding County.
As a part of Tuesday’s regular meeting agenda, the council to accept the conveyance of property from Fairway Hiram II LLC, and to authorize Mayor Doris Devey to sign an access and utility easement agreement from Fairway Hiram II to allow for the construction and maintenance of a City of Hiram welcome sign on the designated property near the county line on the Powder Springs side.
No timeline for the construction or completion of the sign was given.
Council members also voted in favor of a resolution to authorize the transmittal of the draft of a “Five Year Short Term Work Program Update: 2012-2016” and the “Report of Accomplishments: 2007-2011” to the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for review. The updates provide state agencies with information that can assist the city with future grant applications, according to City Clerk Cynthia Geyer.
The council also gave its approval to an agenda item calling for the adoption of a Drug Free Workplace policy.
And Hiram will ring in the start of the Christmas season just over a week after Thanksgiving, as councilmen approved an expenditure not to exceed $24,000 for the 2012 Christmas Tree Lighting event. The council chose Friday, Nov. 30 as the event’s date.
Before approving a motion to adjourn the meeting in order to go into closed session, councilmen approved an alcohol license application for Johnny’s Pizza at 5140 Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway. There were no additional agenda items under consideration following the return from closed session.