The Yatesville City Council met Monday, Sept. 8, and addressed several important issues.
The first item on the agenda was the possible adoption of the 2007-2027 Compre-hensive Plan for Upson County, The City of Thomaston, and the town of Yatesville, the purpose of which being to lay out a road map for the community’s future.
“According to the agenda, we were expected to construct a library, which we have,” says Yatesville Mayor Cecil Moncrief, obtain a new fire truck, a walking track, sidewalks and fire hydrants, upgrade water lines, and central heating and air in our community building.” The latter are all accomplishments that the council is expected to achieve in the near future.
The council unanimously approved to make a resolution and agree to the items on the agenda.
The next item was further discussion on the topic of paving the drive adjoining Chase Street. According to Mayor Moncrief, paving the stretch of road is not within the city’s power or responsibility.
“The ‘driveway’ as Moncrief referred to the land) is on private property. It hasn’t been deeded to the town of Yatesville.” The Mayor goes on to say that until that is done, the matter is out of the council’s hands.
Concerned citizen Gary Campbell spoke briefly on the issue, implying that it was the towns responsibility to pave the drive.
“This has been going on since 2004,” says Campbell. “This is supposed to be a caring community, and we should all be able to drive on paved streets.”
The second item was a learning fund CD that needed direction.
“We’ve talked about dissolving and splitting the fund,” says Moncrief. “We’ll find out the balance and give half to the rural library function.”
The third topic of discussion was the system used to bill citizens for water usage. According to Moncrief, the current program is faulty.
“It freezes up and is over-charging some people,” he says.
The last item on the meeting’s agenda was the replacement of old office furniture for the City building.
The Yatesville City Council meets every second Monday at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.