The Viola City Council met June 25 to discuss FEMA reimbursements and a new subdivision that is being planned east of the city.
The mayor announced that the city had been reimbursed $32,269 so far for the debris clean up from January.
Darryl Zimmer and the mayor informed the council about a meeting they had with Darius Cooper, who represents a business interest which is exploring building a subdivision east of the city limits.
The subdivision would be a gated community with access to Highway 62/412, and would contain 40 lots of approximately 10 acres each.
Their discussion centered on the city providing water to the development. In order for the city to do so, a booster pump would need to be installed.
Cooper will be speaking to Fulton County Rural Water to explore the possibilities there, and the mayor assured Cooper that the city would cooperate with him in moving this proposal forward.
Concerning the water department, Zimmer said he had just completed a road bore under Highway 62 west of the bank. He is completing putting in new lines to serve customers in the area who have had poor pressure and volume issues. He also said that he has several leaks to repair after this project is completed.
The council discussed the summer street program and asked Zimmer to give a report at the next council meeting to discuss a plan of action. Also discussed was the possibility of purchasing a new pickup and selling an existing city vehicle.
Councilman Collins brought up the need to repair the concession stand building at the City Park. After it rains, the present building has water running under the door. The council will explore how to fix the problem in the short-term and possibly explore a grant to rehab the existing lighting to fields and construct a new concession stand.