The regular meeting of the Viola City Council took place on Thursday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m.
The minutes and financial statements were approved as presented by the mayor.
The mayor spoke about the improvements that have been made to Oak Street, including clearing brush, widening the roadway to 25 feet and laying down base chat gravel. Dennis Harber made a motion to approve paying the invoice for the work. Duane Barber seconded the motion, and the motion passed.
The mayor discussed with the council members improvements needed to Fourth Street. The Viola Schools have constructed a new road on their property which will greatly improve the safety of students when parents pick them up and deliver them to school. Dennis Harber made a motion for the city to absorb the costs of widening Fourth Street to 20 feet to fit in with the new school road, with the school responsible for replacing an existing fence. Robert Wray seconded the motion and the motion passed.
The mayor next talked about the parking lots at both City Hall and the Viola City Park needing to be re-striped. James Collins made a motion to authorize the mayor to seek quotes and proceed with the work. Robert Wray seconded the motion and the motion passed.
Don Sanders met with the council to explore the possibility of working for the city two days a week as a county deputy. After discussion, and since Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger was not present to answer further questions, the matter was tabled.
Finally, there was discussion about the Regional Softball and State Softball tournaments coming up this week and the week after. The need for an extra law enforcement presence was expressed by the council to Fulton County Deputy Tom Hanselman.
Following that discussion, the council adjourned.