The council has wrangled with the issue for more than a month. The reassignment of a longtime codes employee due to a disciplinary measure has left the department with only two staff members. At least two councilmen have reservations about hiring a new employee without a job description and salary range.
According to the agenda, the council will consider a resolution to upgrade the city’s information technology server infrastructure. The city had a proposal from its long-time IT vendor to do the work in three phases for a total of just more than $40,000. During the last council meeting, the board asked staff members to prepare a request for proposal so the new equipment could potentially be bid on by different vendors.
The council will revisit the Local Parks and Recreation Fund grant it had received some months ago. The council reconsidered moving forward with the grant to build a half-court basketball court, tennis court, restrooms and a walking track when the state required site surveys totaling $5,000 be done on the areas where construction would take place. During the last meeting there was much discussion about returning the grant money ($100,000) and starting over with the process to have these facilities at a place other than Camp Jordan Park.
The council will also discuss Phase II of construction of the Exit 1 interstate exchange. This project will reroute traffic from the northbound Interstate 75 exit to intersect with Ringgold Road at the entrance to Camp Jordan Parkway.
The Agenda Session starts at 6 p.m. followed by the council meeting at 6:30 p.m.