Odum, Georgia City Council Wrap-Up (Posted 5/15/2019)
The Odum City Council met and discussed or voted on the following items on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
(Source: The Press-Sentinel - Saturday - May 11, 2019)
Following a recent work session about changing the city's water and sewer rates, the Council passed a motion to accept the recommendation of Georgia Rural Water. The rates for base usage, the cost to have access to water, will go down, and the rates for the usage of water will follow a block rate. Dave Titus abstained; the other four Council members supported the motion.
Councilman Willie McLaughlin reported that Wayne County did not approve $10,000 for Odum's recreation department. The Council agreed that there will be a future discussion about whether or not to add funding for the recreation department in the budget.
Mayor Brian Nipper discussed repairing a dilapidated meter at the sewer pond. He presented a quote that included the removal of the current flow meter register and parts and labor for new meter installation for a total of $866. The Council passed a motion to accept the quote and have the meter repaired.
GAZEBO ROOF REPLACEMENT
Nipper presented a quote of $2,160 from Wells Roofing to replace the gazebo roof at the Odum Recreation Park. The Council passed a motion to accept the quote to replace the roof.
Nipper updated the Council on the debris letters that were sent to several residents. Most have complied; however, Chris Jones will have a hearing on June 20 regarding his non-compliance, and Carrie Dukes has not issued a response. Nipper will talk to the fire chief about getting help with the removal of Carrie Duke's mobile home at 106 Victoria Drive.
CEDAR AVENUE CLEANUP
Councilman Jim Westberry reported that the Long State Prison inmates have finished the Cedar Avenue cleanup. He said they helped mow and trim the sewer pond and spray fields. They will be back in a few weeks to aid in other projects.
GAMES IN ODUM
McLaughlin discussed his conversation with Brian Mansfield, who had a meeting with the county administrator and the county recreation director. Mansfield reported they said no games would be held in Odum for this baseball season.
A discussion for purchasing mulch for the playground at the Odum recreation complex was tabled until the next meeting.
FLOW METERS AND LINERS
Nipper reported that he received an estimated figure of $233,708 to replace the liners for the sewer ponds and a quote of $17,619 to replace the water tower's flow meter. These items were tabled until the next meeting.