The Lookout Mountain, Georgia City Council is now accepting requests for proposal for potential development for the town center project located in front of city hall. The city will now accept sealed bids and the bids will be opened Sept. 15.
Present at a meeting of the council on Thursday night was Jimmy Chapin, who has plans for the development of the town center. Mr. Chapin thanked the council members for their work and continuation of the city’s development. The Chapin proposal includes some adjacent property owned by the Voges family.
Dr. Bill Moore Smith also is interested in a separate plan that would include a new medical office at the town center.
The council received one bid for sewer billing that will soon start as Tennessee American Water discontinues the billing service. The Hamilton County Waste Water Treatment Authority was approved to take over the city’s sewer billing. The WWTA and several municipalities recently sought proposals for the billing service.
According to the council, Cleveland Grimes and the WWTA are set up with the software and manpower to do the billing and have been managing other municipalities' utility billing for some time. The council approved that the new sewer billing begin on Sept. 1. The city of Chattanooga and the WWTA, along with several municipalities, have agreed to use the same billing service.
The council and audience discussed ways to beautify the city and potential completion of the sidewalk up to the Tennessee state line. Mayor Bill Glascock is hoping that in the next 18 months he can get the sidewalk completed with volunteer support, donations and funds from the county and not use much city funds. He estimates the entire cost at $30,000 to complete it from where it currently stops at Princess Trail north to the state line.
The council met for its regular meeting at the city’s new public works building on south Lula Lake Road. Mayor Glascock gave thanks for the all the workers who contributed to the construction.