April 24, 2008 Council Work Session

Work Session of the Mayor and City Council
City of Ball Ground, Georgia
Ball Ground City Hall ~ 6:00 P.M.

April 24, 2008

Item 1:    Meeting Called to Order by Mayor Roberts.

Council Members Present:  John Byrd, Ashley Holcomb, Frank Homiller,
Lee Prettyman & Andrenia Stoner

Staff Present:  Darrell Caudill, City Attorney; Dana Davis, Police Chief;
Michael Chapman, City Planner; Eric Wilmarth, City Manager; Karen             Jordan, City Clerk; and Donna England, Finance Director

Item 2:     Pledge of Allegiance led my Mayor Roberts

Item 3:    Presentation by Robby Hayes of the Atlanta Regional Commission

Robby Hayes addressed Mayor and Council concerning the ARC’s Community Choice Program.  Mr. Hayes stated that The City of Ball Ground is one of seven communities to be chosen to participate in the program this year.   The Community Choice Program, which fosters quality growth and recognizes that all  cities and communities are not the same, will bring city officials, staff and members of the community together to update then implement the City’s Sign and Tree Ordinances. You could check my source here when you want to get the best loan deals.

a)    Surplus of City Property
Discussion to sell city properties continued. Eric Wilmarth stated that a survey had been ordered for 301 Gilmer Ferry Road prior to advertising for bids.

Item 4:    Adjourn
There being no further business for Mayor and Council discussion a motion was duly     made and seconded to adjourn.

At 7:00 PM a public hearing to receive comments concerning the proposed 2008-    2009 Financial Operating Budget was held.  Mayor Roberts, Council Members and     City Staff were present.

City Administrator Wilmarth stated that no oral or written comments were     received.

Mayor Roberts adjourned the hearing.

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