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Council Meeting Notes: McCurdy Cell Phone Tower Rejected, Champion School to be Recognized

The City Council in Stone Mountain had its regular business meeting Jan. 3.

The Stone Mountain City Council voted against a proposed cell phone tower at McCurdy Park at Tuesday's regular business meeting.

The council also approved the contract for Clark Patterson Lee's design for drainage improvements at Ridge Avenue and James B. Rivers/Memorial Drive intersection, at $21,140. Mayor pro tem Chakira Johnson Sallee -- whose council appointment was among those voted on (and unanimously approved) Tuesday night -- asked when the fix was anticipated to happen. City manager Barry Amos said it would probably be at least 90 days.

Look for the council's full agenda on its site. The city council's meeting minutes are posted after official approval by the council at its next regularly scheduled business meeting.

Additional news and happenings discussed at the meeting:

Entrance Marker

The city's entrance marker has been installed on Ponce de Leon. Landscaping is also planned. Stay tuned to Patch for a photo of the new marker.

MLK Parade

The annual Martin Luther King parade will take place Jan. 16.

Trendsetter award

The Georgia Municipal Association and Georgia Trend has awarded the Stone Mountain Arts Microenterprise Program (SMart) with a Trendsetter Award, which us scheduled to be featured in the magazine next month and presented Jan. 22.

"We're really excited," Mayor Pat Wheeler said.

Recognizing Champion Middle School

The City Council discussed issuing a proclamation to , which was in November.

Editor's Note: This article has been updated since the original posting to include  items voted on besides the cell phone tower.

Stephanie January 09, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Hooray for Stone Mtn on rejecting the cell tower. You have strong leadership that has the welfare of the citizens in mind!

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