The Dalton City Council approved several items during a called meeting Thursday afternoon, including a 2020 budget amendment that includes funds to purchase a police vehicle using insurance proceeds and the last SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) dollars from 2015 for that category.
Dalton City Council member Tyree Goodlett made an impassioned plea on Wednesday for local carpet mills to ensure worker safety during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Dalton City Council is urging residents to remain calm during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and not overwhelm local health care facilities.
The resolution declares a state of emergency to mitigate the spread of the virus by "limiting all voluntary social gatherings, dine-in restaurant services and exposure at nursing and retirement homes, and providing flexibility regarding the sale of alcohol for off-premises use and for other purposes," according to the city.
The Dalton Mayor and Council will begin holding daily meetings at City Hall on Monday to address the evolving situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dalton and beyond.
The Dalton City Council approved an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with Whitfield County for automatic aid for fire services and first response during the council's meeting last week after hearing additional information from Dalton's fire chief.
Property rights vs. government regulation. Local control vs. state mandates.
“It is an honor for me to have been nominated by our City Council and I look forward to serving our city and first responders.” - Luis Viamonte
The Dalton Public Safety Commission unanimously recommended Tuesday that the City Council approve an automatic aid agreement between the city fire department and the Whitfield County Fire Department.
The Dalton City Council on Monday officially named the western-most part of city-owned West Hill Cemetery for the late Harry "Suitcase" Simpson, a Dalton native and Major League Baseball player.