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.
Additional news and happenings discussed at the meeting:
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.
The annual Martin Luther King parade will take place Jan. 16.
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.