In an effort to shorten the length of the Piedmont City Council meetings, city leaders on Tuesday, agreed to remove the “Other Business” item from each meeting’s agenda.
Mayor Baker said that the topic was redundant, as council members regularly bring up other business during the “Council Reports” segment of the meeting as well, adding “if we combine them into one, it might shorten the meetings a bit.”
The city’s council meetings routinely run as long as two hours.
In other business, the council renewed the liquor license for the Locos Cantina restaurant.
Bills for payment were approved in the amount of $613,414.17.
Also during the meeting, city leaders provided an update on the city’s current stray animal problem. Council Member Matt Rogers informed the council that negotiations were still proceeding with Calhoun County to house some of the city’s strays. Additionally, Mayor Baker said that the city could soon have a contract with a new animal control facility in Rainbow City.
The next regular Piedmont City Council Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 12th, following the work session, which is set for 5:30pm.