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Fireworks, Sanders Road among Cumming City Council topics
Cumming

CUMMING -- Several items were approved during the Cumming City Council’s regular meeting on Tuesday.

All votes were 5-0, unless otherwise noted.

Fireworks fizzled

The council approved a new ordinance that bans anyone from shooting fireworks on city property unless approved by the city, which means firework displays at the Cumming Fairgrounds will still be held. City Attorney Dana Miles said the change was a response to recent changes in state law.

Right of way granted

Council members voted to donate of a small amount of right of way in front of City Hall to the Georgia Department of Transportation. Mayor Ford Gravitt said the right of way was .002 acres and worth approximately $2,200.

Parking lot pavement

A third of parking lot No. 3 at the Cumming Fairgrounds, located across Castleberry Road from the fairgrounds, was moved forward by the council. Last year, a separate third was paved. The work will be handled by Jasper Grading and Pipeline for about $153,000.

Sanders Road

An additional $25,000 will go toward the project to repair Sanders Road, which re-opened last month. The funds will pay for dirt that needed to be removed and replaced with surge stone and red clay.

Bid approved

A bid was awarded to North Georgia Pipeline Inc. for nearly $680,000 to extend a city waterline along Matt Highway (Hwy. 369). Utilities Director Jon Heard said the city previously had to purchase water from the county for the area and that the savings would pay for the cost within 10 years.