At the monthly meeting on Oct. 8, the Alto Town Council approved the millage rate for 2013 at 6.2 mills. This is the same millage rate as 2012, 2011 – all the way back to 2008, reported Lisa Turner, Alto Finance Director.
“We are fortunate to be able to keep the millage rate the same again this year,” Turner said.
In other business at the monthly meeting:
•the council discussed the update to the Habersham County Archway Partnership. The council agreed to use a train logo – same as on the police department uniform patches – on the proposed sign for the town.
•the council unanimously approved the adoption of the updated speed limits for the following roads: B.C. Grant Road – 35 MPH; Cook Street – 25 MPH; Grant Street – 25 MPH; McDaniel Road – 25 MPH; Old Gainesville Highway (from Alto City Limits to Armour Street) – 45 MPH; Old Gainesville Highway (from Armour Street to just south of Wheeler Circle) – 35 MPH; Old Gainesville Highway (from just south of Wheeler Circle to Alto City Limits North – 45 MPH; Railroad Avenue – 25 MPH; Wade Street – 25 MPH; Wheeler Circle – 25 MPH; Wheeler Street – 25 MPH; and Wynn Shoals Road – 30 MPH. Police chief Tim Vaughan said these speed limits are the same as was approved earlier.
•Mayor Audrey Turner advised the council that she was still communicating with the broadband representatives in an attempt to put something together for the town.
•the council unanimously approved the minutes from the Sept. 10 council meeting.
The council’s next regularly scheduled meeting is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Alto City Hall.