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Flemington OKs city audit
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Flemington City Council conducted its monthly meeting Dec. 11, covering a range of topics.

Law enforcement
Police officer Guy Pagliolo reported 75-80 percent of speeding tickets are derived from traffic on Old Sunbury Road. He gave a brief overview on the LIDAR (laser radar) system that enables officers to target a specific vehicle and told the council the in-car video system would be in by the end of the year. Pagliolo also informed the council the problem with false alarms is improving.

City audit

Larry Golden and Lisa Lee with Golden and Associates presented the audit report to the council. Golden said the city’s audit looked good but noted one correction needed to be made. A motion was made and passed to approve the audit with the correction.

Road maintenance
After some discussion, it was decided to table the addition of Old Sunbury Road to the maintenance contract with the city of Hinesville, as well as discussion about the future land-use map, until a planning workshop could take place after the first of the new year.

Mayor Martin reported the city’s code had been completed and delivered by Municipal Code Corporation. MCC had provided an adopting ordinance the city attorney is currently reviewing. A motion was made to place the adoption of the code on January’s agenda. The motion was passed.

Councilman Paul Hawkins presented the council with the proposal from Sign Concepts for the street-sign toppers and identification markers for a driving-tour brochure. The total cost for the 50 street-sign toppers and 12 identification markers is $1,355. Councilman Charles Richardson made a motion to accept Sign Concepts’ proposal. The motion was passed. Hawkins then discussed the proposal for the welcome/entrance signs. Hawkins said he would have Jim Johns rewrite the proposal for better clarification.

Executive session
The council entered into executive session at 5:45 p.m. to discuss personnel and returned to open session at 6 p.m.

Unfinished/new business
• Mayor Martin informed council that the Fairfield Inn was open for business as of Nov. 29.
• Councilman Palmer Dasher mentioned that he would be meeting with Pat Bowen and a representative from the DOT on Friday, Dec. 14 in regards to the dip at Wallace Martin. He then asked about the corner of Old Hines Road and the need to do something about the unsightly appearance of this area.
• Councilwoman Donnie Smith noted that she had seen an LCPC hearing notice for the Dec. 18 meeting in the Courier in reference to the rezoning application from Joel Osteen.
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