The Baldwin City Council unanimously agreed at the May 12 meeting for council member Robert Bohannon to serve as mayor pro-tem while Ray Holcomb is serving in the mayor’s seat.
Holcomb is serving as mayor in the seat vacated by Mark Reed. Reed resigned his position on April 28 to run for a seat on the Georgia House of Representatives.
In other business at the council meeting on Monday, May 12:
•the second reading on the annexation and rezoning request from Kaye B. Wilkes for 13.50 acres located on Hwy. 365 near Dairy Queen were unanimously approved. The zoning for this property is highway business.
•the council unanimously approved the annexation and rezoning request from James and Krystal Trotter for property located in Smoke Rise Subdivision. The Trotters are seeking to annex into the city in order to receive city water service.
•the second reading on the rezoning request for property on Willingham Avenue owned by James and Kristy Woltz was unanimously approved. The property was rezoned back to R-2 without a special use permit. The Woltzes had received a special use permit to place a doublewide mobile home on this property and the deal on the mobile home could not be closed so the city sought to have the property rezoned back to its original zoning.
•the council unanimously approved payment of an invoice in the amount of $2,880 to Engineering Management, Inc., Lawrenceville, for professional services on the Park Avenue project. Grant funds will be used to pay this.
•the council approved changing the regularly scheduled council meeting from Monday, May 26, Memorial Day, to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, in the courtroom at the police department.
•the council unanimously approved a beer and wine license for Uzma Imran, BP Quick Stop, located on Hwy. 365. R. Holcomb said, “They have gone through all the state checks, background checks, everything comes back good.”
•the council met in closed session for 30 minutes to discuss personnel. No action was taken.