Grovetown officials are considering having a Web site created for the city.
At Grovetown City Council's March 13 semimonthly meeting, it agreed to do more research into a proposal by Ideal System to create a Web site.
"I think it will be real good for the city," Mayor Dennis Trudeau said.
Grovetown Department of Public Safety Chief A.L. Robinson said at the meeting that his department has received several calls from out-of-towners asking for a Web site to view the city and its offerings.
"I've had people call me from south Florida and New York City saying, 'What's your Web site?' and 'We want to see what the city looks like; we want to see what it is about,'" Robinson said. "There's nothing they can see (now)."
City officials tabled the proposal to do more research into the city's exact needs. The city council plans to vote on the issue at Monday's meeting.
Grovetown Public Works Director Wayne Newman reported that the howitzer planned for the city's Memorial Park on the corner of Old Wrightsboro Road and Robinson Avenue has been demilitarized on Fort Gordon and was being cleaned. It will soon be moved to the park.
HARLEM CITY COUNCIL met Monday night and voted to amend an ordinance passed in February about increasing water and sewer rates.
Harlem residents were to see a 5 percent rate increase April 1, but the amendment says that the base water rate for up to 2,000 gallons will not increase with the new rates.
The council also discussed a mothball ordinance, which would allow the owners of vacant structures unfit for habitation - not those dilapidated, unsafe, unsanitary or in danger of collapsing - to protect their residence or business for future use by taking precautions such as boarding up windows.
The ordinance will be voted on at a future meeting.
The council also held the first reading for a new set of Planning and Zoning regulations. City officials have been working on the new set of rules for about two years, Mayor Scott Dean said.
The new regulations, formulated by city officials and the Regional Development Center, include planned unit development capabilities and updated lot sizes and derivations of that, uses and square-footages.
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