Good Hope City Council notes: June 27

Sharon Schuler Kreps

GOOD HOPE – The Good Hope City Council met Monday night, with the biggest items on the agenda pertaining to the City’s Zoning Board of Adjustments.

The first was a memorandum from the board concerning a public hearing.

“We had a public hearing about the tattoo parlor where the guy had been out of business for eight months,” said Mayor Jerry Bartlett. “He was grandfathered in until he went out of business. He may want to start back up, so the Zoning Board of Adjustments heard his appeal. They asked for a motion and he didn’t get a motion so it was denied.”

Secondly, Bartlett wants the council to appoint two alternates to the board.

“We need two alternates for our Zoning Board of Adjustments,” the Mayor continued. “The other night we only had three people here out of five, which was just barely a forum. You really need all five people, so we are going to have two alternates. Rodger Gentry, Matt’s dad, agreed tonight that he would take one of them. I’ve got a couple more people to ask.

“Also, Brother Jerry Lawson was on the Alcohol Board but he has since moved down to the lake so we’ve got to take him off that board and find someone to put in his place. If any of you have someone in mind to either serve as an alternate on the Zoning Board of Adjustments or on the Alcohol Board, please let me know.”

Bartlett also reported there is a dire need for a trailer to haul the City’s Bobcat loader. Councilman Maxie Jones has placed a bid for one for $3,800.

A motion was made to move $6,000 from budget item #851.01 to item #623.15. This would give the council the money it needs to purchase the trailer for the Bobcat. It was approved.

Councilman Taft Dillashaw reported that Good Hope will sponsor a Back to School Bash on July 29 from 6-8 p.m. The event is tentatively scheduled to be held at Good Hope Municipal Park.

Councilman Matthew Glover shared that park revenue from the last couple of weekends is just over $14,700.

Lastly, Good Hope Contracting will start the prep and repair work on Trimble Road from Kids Turf to past Good Hope Primary School on Wednesday, June 29. When completed, paving will begin with striping to follow afterward. The goal is get this project completed before school starts back.

The Good Hope City Council meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Good Hope City Hall. The public is welcome to attend.