Aldermen discuss liquor signage

Aldermen discuss liquor signage By Joseph McCain
The Winston County Journal

While liquor is now being sold in Louisville, the city plans to notify all liquor businesses about full compliance with local signage ordinances.
“We will be working with the stores for all to meet the signage requirements,” said code enforcement officer Jody Fulton.
In other business, the aldermen:
•Postponed vote on the city/county airport board appointment. Mayor Will Hill notified the aldermen that the county had not made the city aware of their recommendation of Mike Forster for the role therefore the only recommendation on the city docket was present appointee Mark Donald. Donald attended the meeting and explained he still wished to serve in the role and was surprised by the nonrenewal of his appointment by the county. “I have served for 20 years (on the airport board)…and see it as part of my community service,” said Donald. Alderwoman Judy McLeod requested the matter be tabled until it could be resolved with the county. City attorney Taylor Tucker noted in his opinion that Donald would continue to serve until an appointee is chosen by the city and county.
• Approved minutes from previous meeting and CDBG public hearing held on March 1.
• Approved annual payment of $7,500 to Louisville Winston Airport Authority.
• Approved notice of unclean property brought into compliance.
• Disregard all bids on a lawn mower bids. Alderman Dickie Caperton requested the bids be redone with a minimum of $2,000 set on the bids.
• Approved the docket of claims.
• Approved two LPD officers training for gang and drug training. No cost except travel related to the training.
• Approved one promotion in the fire department.
• Approved training for three firefighters.
• Approved one child safety technical class for firefighter.
• Approved training for several LPD officers for an active shooter class.
• Discussed upcoming events set for Louisville Coliseum.
• Approved Fulton to attend code enforcement training.
• Louisville Fire Chief Terry Johnson noted several volunteers completing training.
• Discussed the new E911 system.
• Discussed the street and sidewalk work on South Columbus Avenue.
• Discussed the impact of the Youth council that Mayor Hill had help implement. The programs also has available several scholarships.
• Noted attorney Tucker would be taking the trip to D.C. in place of Mayor Hill due to personal events.
• Discussed the Bypass lighting going into place this week.
• Discussed the receiving the redistricting plans for the GTPPD.
The next regular meeting of the Board of Alderman is March 20 at 5:30 p.m.