The September meeting of Metter City Council began with a presentation by Al Edenfield representing Metter Methodist Church.

In addressing Council, Edenfield informed officials that his church was growing and had nowhere to expand except to the west of the church. He requested on behalf of the church to close a portion of Woodcock Street down to the property line of the old ‘Old Jail.’

 Council took no action and will consider the request at a later date.

 The meeting continued with more ‘street talk’ as council looked at current roadwork improvements currently underway and roads under consideration as future projects of the Transportation Investment Act (TIA).

Council adopted a recommendation from Public Works Director Cliff Hendrix to award Sikes Brothers the resurfacing project for Burton Avenue, South Williams St. and South Kennedy St. at a cost of $547,927.

The projects will be funded in part with TIA funds, water and sewer R & R funds and SPLOST funds.

Council is now looking to address TIA Tier 3 projects which include Neal Street, South Lewis Street, East Lillian Street, Haymans Street and East Hiawatha Street. 

In other business of the meeting, Council also had a first reading of an amendment to the city’s dog ordinance regarding tethering of dogs. 

The proposed ordinance states that tethers used to temporarily confine an animal must be attached to a collar or harness and not be wrapped directly around the animal’s neck. Additionally, the leash, cord or rope must not be less than 10 feet long and must be tangle resistant. Additionally, animals must be given time off leash for exercise.

Also during the September meeting, Council ...

• set official Trick or Treat times from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, and

• rescheduled their November meeting to Monday, Nov. 4, because of the Veterans Day holiday.

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