Dan Feuer, Editor
The Greers Ferry City Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m. The August minutes and financials were approved. Department heads gave their individual reports to the council. At previous meetings of the council, a topic of discussion was the funding of the Police Equipment and Court Electronics fund. The fund was controlled by the county judge and funded by Hot Checks with $170 of the fine put into the kitty. There seemed to be some confusion of late of how the money was to be used and if equipment was needed, the funds were not available. City Attorney Jim Hensley, recommended and drafted an ordinance to terminate the the existing policy and have the funding go through the General Fund. Any equipment needed would be brought before the Council for approval. Funds currently within the old fund will be brought into the General Fund of the City of Greers Ferry. In other business: •The Council voided the current sign ordinance and to revisit in February to see how things have progressed. •Mayor John Carlton, signed a proclamation declaring October 6, 2017 “Go Pink Day” in recognition of October as the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. •Street Superintendent, Jackie Finch, presented the council with leasing options for a new backhoe. Cont’d page 4A •Interlochen representative, Barbara Cardin, agreed to have road work done in the Spring. •Treva James, Recorder/Treasurer reported that the overall audit went well with no major infractions. There were some supplemental findings in several departments that needed to be addressed. • There were 11 traffic tickets and 18 warning tickets issued for the month of August. Six warrants were served for a total of $6,026 The Greers Ferry City Council meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the City office, the public is invited to attend.