Grantville City Council

Recreation center restrooms tabled

by CELIA SHORTT

Grantville City Council tabled a discussion on awarding a bid for restroom additions at the Clements/Malcolm Recreation Center at its meeting on Monday. 

The bid was for $32,490. It was determined that further discussion and research were needed to find out what maintenance these new facilities would require and who would be responsible for it. Toward the end of the meeting, Ruby Hines, Grantville citizen and chair of the recreation committee, brought up a discrepancy with the bid amount the council mentioned. Hines said she thought the bid for the restroom additions was $18,000, not $32,490.

The correct amount will be addressed in the additional research done on this project.

Council also approved a change in the rental rate of the historic freight depot.

Mayor Jim Sells asked that it be lowered back to $50 from $150. Instead, a motion to lower it to $75 was made and passed.

In other business:

• City council determined that it needed more information on the bids for a new heating and air conditioning system for the Coweta County Genealogical Society’s research library.

• Council awarded just over $15,000 for fencing at the Clements/Malcolm Recreation Center and $15,000 for 3,600 square feet of concrete decking surrounding the spray pad.

• City council considered awarding a bid of $4,203 for fencing around the splash park, but determined it needed new requests for proposal before a bid could be awarded.

•  No motion was made regarding an issue to rescind the resolution from 1986 that establishes a policy for the use of police cars outside Grantville City limits.

• A second reading of the sign ordinance amendments about the placement of signs was approved.

• Grantville Historic Preservation Commission will meet with the city attorney about a picture Sells had painted on the side of a building in town.  

• A suggested bicycle, jogging and cart path route from Breckenridge to Hilltop Circle on Griffin Street was presented, and it was determined to keep the project under the control of the city council and work with the engineer.

• A motion to rescind an amendment allowing temporary liquor licenses was approved. City Attorney Mark Mitchell will draw up new language to address the issue.



More Local

Local Hilton Hotel construction begins

Construction is under way for a new hotel on the corner of McIntosh and Newnan Crossing. Hilton Hotels has currently initiated site preparat ... Read More


McDonald’s movie coming to Coweta for filming

A replica of the hamburger stand Richard and Maurice McDonald opened in San Bernardino, CA, in 1940 will be built in the parking lot of the ... Read More


Public safety can easily cover Greentop homes

Although the Greentop Road development project may add nearly 350 homes to the city of Newnan four miles north of downtown, both the Newnan ... Read More


River Fest returns to Newnan on June 10

Chattahoochee Bend River Fest will be returning to downtown Newnan. The second annual event will be held June 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. This year, ... Read More


Woman collapses at Northgate graduation

An unidentified female spectator at the Friday evening Northgate High School graduation ceremony collapsed of an apparent cardiac arrest. Th ... Read More

War hero Hammond puts personal face on WWII

Eight decades ago, George Willis Hammond Jr. lived on Temple Avenue, tinkering and trying out his car and attending classes at nearby Newnan ... Read More