The City of Metter declared a State of Emergency during an emergency called meeting held on Monday evening.
Property owner Chester Flynt, who is requesting to establish a flea market on his property on Hwy. 46 East, told Council that he had space in front of his mini storage businesses and “I thought it would be a good idea to have a flea market out there, maybe once or twice a month on the weekends.
A public hearing regarding flea markets died during the Feb. 10 meeting of Metter City Council for lack of a motion.
Metter City Council will hold their regular January meeting at 5:30 p.m. tonight (Jan. 13) at City Hall.
The Metter City Council voted to deny a request by PerDan Properties to lease three city parking spaces.
In addition to a monthly increase in water and sewer base and usage rates, the Metter City Council has also approved new rates for fire line access, water sewer tap fees, dumping fees, infill development fees and water deposit fees. These fees, also, will go into effect on Jan. 1.
The city’s 2020 budget has been adopted, but related issues continue to plague the council.
The Metter Police Department recently achieved state certification, a three-year contractual program through the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police that assesses 129 different standards, said Metter police Capt. Kevin Wadley.