Stormwater project will add millions to city's tax digest

Mayor and Council approved a bid for a stormwater project which will eventually add more than $50 million to the city’s tax digest, Monday.

The Dickerson Group Inc. was the low bidder at $125,100 for drainage improvements at South Crestview Drive near Summit Chase Drive to be paid from the city’s stormwater fees. The drainage project will serve the Gladstone Landing on Highway 78, an age-restricted housing development, and a proposed housing development that will include age-restricted rental townhomes and assisted living units

Under an agreement, the developer of the proposed project will pay a portion of the $125,100. Both Gladstone Landing and the proposed project will add millions to the city’s tax digest, city officials said.

In other council news, Mayor and Council unanimously approved a measure which will place another 12-month moratorium on motorized rental scooter businesses operating in the city. There had been a moratorium placed on such scooters previously, but that had expired in August.

The council will meet for a special called session at 4:30 p.m. Monday for the second reading and adoption of an updated speed zone ordinance.

Mayor and Council approved a $36,000 payment to Positively Pools to replace the Briscoe Park Pool Filter System. City Manager Butch Sanders said the current system is old and difficult to find parts for repairs.