Odum, Georgia City Council Wrap-Up (Posted 8/14/2019)
The Odum City Council met and discussed or voted on the following items on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.
(Source: The Press-Sentinel - Saturday - August 10, 2019)
SUNDAY BEER AND SALES REFERENDUM
The Council approved amending the current alcohol ordinance and putting the new ordinance on the November 5th ballot referendum.
Council member Jim Westberry read a list of streets and sidewalks that will be resurfaced and repaired by the upcoming T-SPLOST-2 (special purpose local option sales tax for transportation). T-SPLOST-2 is projected to bring approximately $377,000 to Odum over a 10-year period.
The Council approved an amended budget of $253,000 down from the original budget of $236,840.
DEPOT CLEANED AND REPAIRED
Westberry reported that inmates had helped with cleaning and scraping in preparatiion for painting. Fascia have been replaced with composite boards. Westberry hopes to have painting completed by Odum Day, October 5.
FIRE TRUCK REPAIRS
Council member Kathy Rozier reported all repairs and maintenance had been completed on the fire truck.
GRPA CERTIFICATION APPLICATION
The recreation committee will apply for GRPA (Georgia Recreation and Parks Association) certification at a cost of $400. The Council approved paying the $400 if the recreation department could be certified by the GRPA.
NEW INDEPENDENT AUDITOR NEEDED
Longtime Odum auditor Kendell Davis is no longer licensed to audit municipalities. Advertising for a new auditor will take place on bids for a new auditor.
The Council also approved to contact a demolition company to give a quote on removing a fence at 401 North Church Street because the resident has not complied with a City Ordinance to bring the property up to proper code. The Council approved burning of 106 Victoria Drive by the Odum Volunteer Fire Department for removal of debris.
OLD WATER TOWER DONATED
The Council authorized McIntosh County to take down the old water tower and move it at no cost.