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Forsyth Fast Facts

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Items of interest from Village staff and the June 6 Board meeting

  • Payless Shoe Source at Hickory Point Mall is not closing as was noted in the last issue. The Vision was given incorrect information. Our apologies for the error.

BOARD DECISIONS

  • Project costs have come in sig- nificantly under budget for repair work on the Weaver Road bridge. Work by Halverson Construction Co. Inc. is complete except for minor details, according to Village Administrator Heather Kimmons. Trustees approved change orders and final payment in the sum of $131,115.26.
  • Trustees passed a resolution to require Oreana to pay all costs to Forsyth associated with the recent bidding of the water line project if that community fails, in a timely manner, to provide the financing
    that would award a bid for its por- tion of the project. BGM Engineering received trustee approval to begin engineering on the
  • Ruehl/Elwood streets storm sewer capital project. The project is designed to alleviate drainage problems in the area.
  • Trustees authorized spending $10,000 from the 2011-12 fiscal budget for remodeling the cur- rent workspace at Village Hall and adding a new reception area on the north wall of the lobby.
  • Trustees approved Village Administrator Heather Kimmons’ request and voted in two separate motions to allow her to 1) admin- ister pay increases to employees, as deemed eligible by department heads Larry Coloni and Jean Camp- bell, as long as the increases did not exceed sums specified in the budget, and to notify them of the increases; and 2) as head of the administrative department, to make recommenda- tions to the Board for merit pay increases for the Village Clerk and/or Village Treasurer, not to exceed the specified budgeted amount.

OTHER NEWS

  • Trustees heard from a Stevens Creek subdivision resident who had complained about loud stereo system noise and was told an unenforceable policy exists. Village Administrator Heather Kimmons will research.
  • Public Works Director Larry Coloni reported that five trail lights behind the maintenance building on Forsyth Parkway were shattered overnight on June 5. Vandals had previously targeted a lift station in the Stevens Creek area. Macon County Sheriff’s Office deputies indicated they will increase extra patrols in the area.

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