Members of the Ellijay City Council adopted the city’s operating budget for the 2021 fiscal year, as well as this year’s millage rate, when meeting Monday, Oct. 19.
There will be a public trick-or-treat event in downtown Ellijay this Halloween, but it won’t be the door-to-door stroll through downtown that’s been held the last several years.
Pilgrim’s, the home company of the local poultry processing plant, has pledged to invest $535,000 in Ellijay and the local community via the company’s new Hometown Strong initiative.
Steps are being taken to have bathrooms put in at Harrison Park, but the facilities will not be designed the way some members of the park’s “Friends” group had envisioned.
Members of the Ellijay-Gilmer County Water and Sewerage Authority board were updated on the progress of several current and upcoming system improvement projects during a brief board meeting Monday.
The City of Ellijay has already received 30 percent of a total $89,724 in relief funds provided by the CARES Act and it has been approved to soon receive the rest of that total amount.
The Ellijay City Council approved hiring a paving company to do resurfacing work on two city streets when meeting Monday, July 20.
Ellijay City Councilmembers tabled a resolution to adopt Shrine Club Drive into the city street system when meeting Monday, June 15.
The Ellijay City Council approved a resolution for exploration of alternate truck routes to alleviate traffic congestion downtown as the council met, for the first time since March, Monday, May 18.
For the second year in a row, a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has allowed the Ellijay Fire Department to modernize its equipment.