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City approves credit card service

By Erica O’Neal, Staff Writer

CORDELE – Cordele City Commissioners met on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Commissioners approved a One Card Solution Program for credit card services. The Finance Department has worked on a new system for credit card services because the former service provider will no longer offer the service. Under the program, the City of Cordele will be issued five credit cards, each with a $10,000 limit. Totaling a credit line of $50,000. The cards will be kept in-house in the Finance Department and are to be used only for travel and event situations.

City Commissioners approved a request to proceed with the budgeted purchase of a tractor for the Cordele City Waste Water Plant. The tractor purchased will be a John Deere 5065E Utility Tractor. The total cost for purchasing the new tractor will be a little over $22,800 and the Waste Water Plant is going to trade in the current tractor the office already has.

Commissioners also approved an event permit for a car show event at O’Reilly Auto Parts, located at 1010 16th Ave East. The event will be on Saturday, December 16, 2017 beginning at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of O’Reilly. A noise ordi

nance was provided to the applicant and Chief Rodriguez approved the permit on November 30, 2017.

Also on the agenda was that Mediacom will be adjusting their rates beginning on January 1, 2018. The main increases will be  $1.97 increase in the local broadcast station surcharge to $10.58 along with a $3.54 increase in family TV to $76.49.

The City has been approved for a six-month extension for the 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Road and Drainage Improvements Grant. The CDBG program provides communities with resources for affordable housing, services to vulnerable communities and creates jobs through expansion and retention of businesses. The project is now set for completion on May 30, 2018.

The next Cordele City Commissioner meeting will be on Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall room #217 located at 501 North 7th St.