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What's on the Agenda: Feb. 4 Smyrna City Council

Smyrna's new police chief David Lee will be sworn in at tonight's City Council meeting.

1. Invocation and Pledge: Pastor Lee Delbridge, Smyrna Christian Church (910 Concord Road)

2. Agenda Changes

3. Mayoral Report:

(A) Proclamation in Recognition of Black History Month

(B) Proclamation in Recognition of Girl Scout Cookie Day

(C) Swearing in of the Chief of Police, David Lee

4. Land Issues/Zonings/Annexations:Please limit speaking time for citizens' input related to the following land issues/zonings/annexations to five minutes.

5. Privilege Licenses

6. Formal business:

(A) Public Hearing Charter Amendment Ordinance #2012 23 Amending Section 6 (c)Redistricting Plan of the Seven Wards of the City of Smyrna. Second and Final Public Hearing.

(B) Adopt a Resolution Approving the Issuance of the Hospital Authority of the City of Smyrna Revenue Anticipation Certificates (Ridgeview Institute, Inc. Project)

7. Commercial Building Permits

8. Consent Agenda:

(A) Approval of January 22, 2013 Mayor and Council Meeting Minutes

(B) Approval to use Council Chambers on February 6, 2013 from 6:45 to 9:00 pm for Williams Park Neighborhood HOA Meeting

(C) Approval of Atkins Park 2013 St. Patrick's Day Celebration in the Market Village on Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. and Sunday, March 17th from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

(D) Approval of 10K road race to be held November 16, 2013.

9. Committee Reports

10. Show Cause Hearings

11. Citizen Input: Please limit speaking time for public comment to three minutes.

12. Adjournment

Brian February 08, 2013 at 05:23 AM
Observer: Now, I'm not saying it shouldn't be done. We should just be realistic about the costs and the taxpayers should know it before a decision should be made. I doubt they are going to settle for some homebrewed solution where everything looks like garbage, or using something like Youtube. This is a city government and has a reputation to uphold. Also, the studio doing the recording may have objections to the media being shown in a way that downgrades the quality of their recorded video, since it'd badly reflect upon them. So we're probably looking at costs when said and done of anywhere from $1k-$10k per month depending on who they use.
Brian February 08, 2013 at 05:26 AM
I've never had that issue. In my experience, the trash is even more reliable than the recycling. I've had a couple cases where they started being very irregular about timing and therefore I put my can out too late, but I called the main number and found out that I was never putting my can out early enough. I suggest you call the number and complain and they'll tell you what to do.
Brian February 08, 2013 at 05:27 AM
It was paid out by insurance. Usually when an insurance company settles, it's to save money. If the city was a risk to insure, they would have been dropped. MK's actions will send a message that there are consequences to the council for being too overbearing. But she's no angel either.
Brian February 08, 2013 at 05:31 AM
Now, I may also add that the council runs a little too much like a courtroom. I come from a city up North where the council is set up so that people speaking actually have a podium to the side of the council so they face the audience. A little more nerve-racking to speak to the entire audience but it does give people the feeling of equality. The way that the Smyrna council is set up makes it like you are testifying in a courtroom. I think if there's anything people should complain about, it's the layout of the council room.
MA Evans February 08, 2013 at 10:53 PM
A suggestion to Chief of Police David Lee. Computerize your police department. To get a police report you have to go to the PD between 8 to 5 Mon - Fri. In Cobb Co. you download it. PS To SPD: there are people who have to work for a living 8-5, Mon-Fri.

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