Bainbridge moves forward on town improvements

Friday, April 12, 2013

BAINBRIDGE--After Bainbridge's special business meeting in March about switching zoning ordinances to bring in Casey's General Store, the town council met on Wednesday for its monthly meeting and signed the ordinances to change the zoning.

The town council signed the ordinances to switch a residential area to business area and to let the construction of storage units. The area that is to be rezoned is at 208 and 210 N. Washington St.

The Banner Graphic will continue to report on this matter as more information becomes available.

Street Superintendent Troy Elless submitted a report of several projects that the Utilities department has been working on. The barn at the walk trail has been removed, the drainage issues at the walk trail are being also being looked at.

Elless also brought up roadwork that might need to be done. He and council member Joel Thompson will be evaluating which if any roads need attention.

The council also formed a three-member board to go over bids for contractors to do a comprehensive plan of the town of Bainbridge. The comprehensive plan will allow for the town to apply for certain grants and will give future council members an idea of what improvements might need to be done over the years.

Bids were received from three companies: RW Armstrong, Strategic Development Group and GAI. These three firms will be interviewed and evaluated by a three-member board consisting of Chuck McElwee, president of Bainbridge Town Council, a member from the utilities department and Elless.

Bainbridge will have its next town council meeting on Wednesday, May 8 at 7 p.m.

In other business:

* Town Marshal Rodney Fenwick is planning to hold and awareness night in June, which will have finger printing and other activities. He also is planning to hold a bike rodeo in July.

* The Bainbridge Improvement Society will be holding a self-defense class for women on Wednesday, April 24 from 6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, April 25 from 6 p.m. -- 7:30 p.m. The group has also sent out the second newsletter with upcoming events and activities in the community.

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