The Lookout Mountain, Ga., city council met for its regular meeting on Thursday evening, November 19. City Manager Brad Haven is working with Dwight Montague, Lookout Mountain, Tenn., town consultant, to develop a social media communication account for the entire mountain using the media outlet nextdoor.com. Mr. Haven shared that this would allow residents to make announcements and postings, as well as allow the city managers to communicate vital information in the case of road closures or inclement weather. Mr. Haven said that this form of communication is free, adding that when more information is complete he will let residents know how to access it.
Mr. Haven reported that leaf pick-up continues, with two trucks running most days of the week. He said that the city has not received nearly as many sewer service calls in the past month. He also said he will be working on the Environment Protection Department reports for the city in the coming weeks.
Police Chief Todd Gann told the council that the new police vehicle and 4-wheel drive Chevrolet Tahoe has arrived and will soon be in use. He also reported no burglaries during the last month.
Jimmy Campbell recommended that the council approve a motion that all the zoning ordinances be revised. He introduced a new working zoning map that will replace the city’s current map that was made in October of 1985. The council approved that the zoning ordinances be rewritten. They will hold a public hearing to discuss this in December. A final date has not been decided.
The next regular city council meeting will take place Thursday, December 17.
by Matthew Smisson