Valdosta Daily Times

December 6, 2013

Hahira City Council swears in Davis

Debates garbage collection contract

The Valdosta Daily Times

HAHIRA — After swearing in new District 2 City Council Member Kenneth Davis, the Hahira City Council went straight to work, voting to approve a variance request allowing Frogtown Winery to have a 672 square -foot sign for the winery and approving their application for package and by-the-drink sales of beer and wine.

Several citizens spoke to the council, praising the city’s current garbage disposal service, Griffin Waste Service and encouraging the council to continue service with Griffin and to not award the contract to a different company.

After a long debate between council members, the council decided to award the contract to the lowest bidder, which was Griffin. A meeting has been scheduled for December 11 to vote on the contract.

The council also:

• voted to approve budget amendments for fiscal year 2013.

• voted to pay for the installation of light poles for the Water’s Edge subdivision at a cost of $3,745, along with a monthly fee for electricity from Georgia Power.

• Voted to use SPLOST VI funds to purchase a new backhoe ($49,000), public works truck ($24,822) and install a generator at the industrial park well that’s due to be completed in March.

• Voted to continue the city’s yearly contribution to the Moody Support Committee.

The mayor also announced that the Veteran’s motorcade to Lake City, Florida in support of the Veteran’s Hospital would be leaving at 9 a.m. on Dec 20.