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PAGE 2-A HOGANSVII2 HOME NEWS - THURSDAY, NIAY 9," 2002 Harris nty Flea Marlcer Let Citizens Speak on the Spot, Frazier By Bryan Geter Councilman Bobby Joe Frazier told his fellow coun- cilmembers Monday night he thought citizens who came to the Hogansville Council meetings should be allowed to speak without first calling and having their name added to the agenda. "They pay taxes and the high utility bills," he said. "let then talk at the meetings." The council decided to allow citizens two minutes to express concerns or ask ques- tions. Frazier said he would lille to see the city divided into four sections for the purpose of collecting leaves, sticks and etc. Open Every Saturday at 8 a.m. Sunday at 1 p.m. Vendors Welcome NO TABLE 707-628-5033 CHARGE 3905 Hudson Mill Rd. Cataula, Ga Watch For Signs YOUR One low monthly payment.  secured by Houses, Land. Mo Good or Bad Credit From 6.9% to 30 years. 1-800-5530256 GreenviIle Mortgage Corp. 109 Court Sq. Greenville, GA "Ga Residential Mortgage License" u /i '/ " III I I | " CERTIFIED REAL ESTATE APPRNSERS ir_, LISTING AND SALES BROKERS  J, i .... PROPERTY MANAGEMENT RE? LTY ti Doug Spradlin 401 EAST MAIN STREET FAX 706-637-66i HOGANSVILLE, GA 30230 RESIDENCE 706-637-4768 He asked City Manager with everything," Frazier David Aldrich if the audit for asked. the police department as Aldrich said he knew of completed. N., .. nothing the city was not in Police Chief Hilton Odom, "compliance with. City Clerk Diane Carter and Investigator Guy Spradlin are doing the audit after a policeman left the depart- ment, recently. Frazier asked who signed off on the audit. He also asked when was the last time the city's "poli- cy and procedure" updated. "Are we in compliance He asked if they police department used the same kind of guns and the answer was no. "I thought we had to have the same kind of guns," he continued, "I have checked with other agencies who stat- ed they used the same guns." Odom said there was no law stating they had to have City-Paid Consultant Will Test Sprayfield By Bryan Geter The Hogansville City Council voted Monday evening to hire Kendall & Associates Soil and Ecological Consultants to test the city's sprayfield. City Manager David Aldrich said that State's Enviromental Protection Division (EPD) wants the city to recalculate the "loading rates." The two reasons for this Aldrich said is erosion and the city's "watering rate" always has been very low. 'vVe have made improve- merits," Aldrich said, "out we need to move forwardwith the project." Aldrich said the city need to utilize the acreage at the sprayfield to the maximum. Councilman Jack Liedner said it was strategic that the sprayfield gets back in order. Councilman Charlie Frank Martin said the test- ing has to be done, "we need to move forward." The council voted unan- imously to move forward. The cost of the project will be $8,700. In other business, the council voted unanimously for Council Jimmy Jackson to serve as a voting delegate to the GMA. After much discussion, the council voted unanimous- ly to bid out the videoing sewer mains instead of hav- ing Georgia Rural Water Association,. a non-profit organization, to the project. Aldrich said that Senator Dan Lee helped the city get about $75,000 to help with the project which is called "eye to eye" program. Aldrich said the money would help flush the city's sewer mains He said by using GRWA, it would cost approximately $2,500 per day to do both the crew video and cleaning the lines. the same gun or ammunition. Councilwoman Jean Crocker read a proclamation stating May 7, 2002 as National Education Association (NEA) Day in Hogansville. Martin had concerns with building being built in the city without permits or using expired permits. Martin stated a permit is good for six months. "I think we should pull all permits that are more than six months old," Martin said, "and stop the work." The council voted two on department heads vehicles home. Leidner asked how the demolition houses are coming. said two houses during the month on Street. "I would like to houses a month stated, "but we up yet to do so." 3 WEEKEND FUN - Rev. Marion and Mrs. Shivers of Hogansville (Topphoto) enjoyed a ful Sunday afternoon at the Cotton Pickin' Bottom photo: Lorene Folds of Corinth Road a fun-filled day at Bethel Chapel Baptist LaGrange on Saturday. The day was filled with singing, hotdogs and yard sale items. 99Honda I PassportEX Ford Ranger Xff on select '96 Beetle Caprice 'OOGMC Extended Cab Council Members Eye Plan By Bryan Cleter have to live with this plan for the next ten years," He stat- ed. The council voted .%0 to tabled the plan unr a meeting is held by the plan- ning committee on May 15 when they can discuss and make recommendations. *In other business, the council voted 5-0 to roll back the millage rate ff it is more than the three percent that is allowed by the state under "the taxpayers bill of rights act" without going through the motions of public hear- ings and other processes. Aldrich saidifthe city has After many meetings and much planning; the Hogansville City Council finally got the City's Comprehensive Plan just prior to the meeting Monday night. Planning and Zoning member Bobby Freeman assured the council that his committee just received the plan as well and needed time to read it before making a final vote. Committee Member Terry Searels said this is seri- ous stuff. "We are going to Area Wonu':n Attend more than the three growth which is have to advertise 1 as a tax really it is not an *In other council voted 4-1 tot $17,000 Georgia Fund grant with: at said the city can I $II,000 this year funds from Council Martin cast the vote i the measure. Continued From Page 1-A encounters, greeting old friends and meeting new ones, and rest/relaxation after long travels to the Assembly. The Assembly was offi- cially opened on Thursday evening with Mrs. Genie Bank, President of the Women's Division, presiding. Special guest artist was Ms. Saundra IVlcClain who cur- rently co-stars on NBC's Third Watch. On Friday, the focus was on Matthew 18: 1-5. The keynote speaker was Ms. A&M Records, Marion Wright Edelman, Rounder. founder and President of the Saturday, the Children's Defense Fund. 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