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City OKs traffic study
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Forsyth County News

During its meeting Tuesday night, Cumming’s mayor and council approved a proposal from Moreland Altobelli for a traffic study of Ridgecrest Avenue. The study would cost about $9,300.

Also during the meeting, the mayor and council unanimously approved:

• A comprehensive overhaul of the city’s alcohol ordinance. The rewritten ordinance is nearly 40 pages and includes new regulations, punishments and offerings, including wine tasting.

• An amendment to the zoning ordinance. A public hearing was held, during which there were no speakers. City officials then approved the amendment that would streamline the appeals and administrative variances processes.

• Bids for spring and summer parks and recreation brochures, as well as approving a request for the department to seek bids for a new pick-up truck.

• A new pump station for Echols Road. The current site is blocking a state Department of Transportation widening project on Hwy. 20, so the DOT paid the city to replace the existing station. The low bid of $492,668 was awarded. The transportation department’s money will cover the full cost, plus some extra.

• Approval for the utilities department to seek bid proposals to replace the aging Ronald Reagan Boulevard pump station. Bids will be reviewed during the city’s May meeting. The structure is one of the most critical in the city, said Utilities Director Jon Heard, as it handles sewage to the Wal-Mart and Home Depot on Market Place Boulevard as well as fast-growing Northside Hospital-Forsyth.

• A request from about seven residents of Moorings Way who want to be on the city’s sewer system since their septic tanks are failing. Five residents have paid a fee of $6,250 each, totaling $31,250 of the $31,587 the project is expected to cost.

• Condemnation of a sewer line easement on Kelly Mill Road.