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Clarifications sought before a vote on Cave Spring city manager change

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023–9:00 p.m.

-David Crowder, WRGA News-

Rob Ware

Some more changes will have to be made before local legislation can be introduced to change Cave Spring to a city manager form of government.

During Monday’s council meeting, City Attorney Frank Beacham told council members that he had spoken to the legislative council in Atlanta and there are some points that need to be clarified, such as what happens to a mayor’s position and would that position go away prior to the end of the term.

Clarification is also being sought regarding the appointment of a city manager, city attorney, and city judge to make sure the responsibilities of the council are not abridged.

Mayor Rob Ware said the legislation would be headed back to the council for an update before it is submitted to the legislature for a vote. The current legislative session ends in late March.

Ware anticipates holding a called meeting to make the necessary changes.

Council awards contract for sewer line work on Georgia Avenue

The City of Cave Spring has executed a contract with Carver & Carver to fix an issue with the sewer line near city hall.

“Someone bored into one of the sewer lines,” said Mayor Ware. “It was found when doing an analysis. The plan is to replace the line which should solve inflow problems.”

Inflows are caused when water gets into the sewer system.

Council discussed a grant for community cleanup

The Cave Spring City Council will utilize a $5,000 Brace Grant, which will help with cleanup activities in the city.

Dumpsters will be funded by the grant and there will also be ways for residents to dispose of hazardous materials like motor oil and paint, along with electronic items such as computers and televisions.

Mayor Ware said the cleanup must take place this fiscal year and will likely be held in April or May.