Ludowici City Hall’s recent face-lift was a topic of discussion during Tuesday’s Ludowici City Council meeting.
Mayor James Fuller said the improvements were much-needed.
“There was a lot that needed to be done. Getting the flag pole and new sign was just part of it,” he said. “We also landscaped the whole area, and it looks real nice now.”
The council also approved a resolution that every third weekend in July will be the Ludowici Heritage Festival. According to festival spokesperson Gary Bacon, the third weekend was chosen so that local high-school alumni will have a weekend to schedule their reunions around.
Bacon is encouraging businesses, churches and individuals to support the weekend. Several classes already have scheduled their reunions around this year’s festival.
The council also decided to research the possibility of condemning a portion of Mitchum Road (Elim Church Road) that is being blocked off. Councilmember Mary Hamilton said that if the land is condemned, it will be deeded back to the original land owners.
Councilmembers Mark Chesser and Kathy Phillips expressed concerns over the amount of traffic at the intersection of Highway 84 and Macon/Cypress Streets. They said it especially is congested in the mornings and after school. Police Chief James Steiner said he will address the matter and look into posting a police officer at the intersection to direct traffic during busier times.
In other business Tuesday, the council re-appointed Joy Strickland to the library board for another three-year term and accepted the resignation of Mike Riddle from his position as military-impact liaison.