Because Hall County provides animal control services for the City of Lula the Lula City Council agrees that modifying current citywide animal regulations to match Hall County’s codes will be in the best interest of all parties involved.
The Lula City Council plans to approve a budget Monday that continues the city’s tradition of not collecting property taxes and that keeps water and sewer rates the same.
Lula’s council members and mayor will now be able to get paid for more meetings, after no residents spoke at a second public hearing Tuesday and the City Council approved the change.
Lula Mayor Jim Grier called for the formation of a merchants’ association Monday evening during the monthly city council meeting. “It’s something that has been near and dear to my heart, small businesses in the City of Lula,” Grier said introducing his suggestion.
Currently, the parcel in question is raw and wooded land. “It’s always been used for agriculture, so it will continue its primary use as agricultural, only in this case becoming a tree and shrub farm,” Bergin said.
City Attorney Jim Homans urged the city to take the terrorism and cyberterrorism options that are available. Homans said recently several cities have been victims of ransomware attacks.
Lula doesn’t have its own police force and therefore doesn’t send people to jail but should there be changes in the future the increased housing cost could affect the city.
Bergin said his team estimates the final cost for the project will be around $236,000, with some of that reimbursed should Lula be awarded funds from the performance bond.
Lula got a new city councilman on Monday evening.
With a unanimous vote the Lula City Council passed a resolution Monday night adopting a measure that puts the city in a position to better sponsor and manage strong anticipated growth in the coming decades.