The Piedmont City Council Meeting, on Tuesday, saw several routing items passed including a resolution declaring Terry Kiser the winner in his reelection bid as District 7 Council Member, as he faced no opposition. Kiser is set to begin another 4-year term this November.
The council passed a resolution authorizing the removal of signage along US Highway 278 E to make way for the future Burger King location. Mayor Bill Baker told the council that Burger King officials informed him of their goal to begin construction on the restaurant in late August or early September.
Piedmont Fire Chief Mike Ledbetter informed the council of the need to repair or replace a broken tanker pump on one of the department’s fire engines. Ledbetter advised the replacement of the 500 gallon per minute pump with a new pump capable of delivering water at 1,000 gallons per minute. At a cost of $16,000 the new pump would include a 5-year warranty.
The new pump would allow the truck to be classified as a “pumper tanker,” which Ledbetter said along with other upcoming projects, could lower the city’s ISO rating. Officials asked Ledbetter to obtain 2 additional bids before tabling the measure until the next council meeting.
Officials agreed to demolish a dilapidated house located on Noble Street. The property will also be cleaned up as part of the city’s abatement process.
Bills for payment were approved in the amount of $244,043.35.
The next regular Piedmont City Council Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 18th, immediately following the work session, which is set for 5:30pm.