The Stone Mountain City Council on Tuesday tabled the issue of funding fireworks for the area's Christmas celebration -- a $3,000 expense -- until it's clear whether the entity Main Street Stone Mountain has the resources to pay for the feature.
Councilman Steve Higgins, who is opposed to funding the fireworks, said Main Street Stone Mountain has received a $2,000 donation from a chiropractor who used to be in the city, and that additional donations could be on the way, allowing Main Street to foot the fireworks bill itself (Main Street Stone Mountain executive director Susan Ryles was not present at the meeting).
The item will be revisited at the council's November meeting.
Resident Diana Roe Hollis, speaking during the citizens' comment period, expressed her opposition to spending the money on the fireworks.
"It will not deter from the community celebration," she said. "The celebration is the season and we need to remember that."
Here are other items the council voted on:
New Ordinances and Resolutions
A. Resolution 2012-12 - Amend the General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2012. Action: approved (unanimous)
B. Ordinance 2012-05 - Amend Chapter 13, Article VI - Bicycles, Golf Carts and Similar Vehicles. Action: approved (unanimous).