Canton to discuss CID appointments, wireless microphones for City Hall
by Jessicah Peters
July 17, 2014 01:33 AM | 2954 views | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Canton City Council will discuss appointments of two members to the Canton Marketplace CID board at the meeting at 6 p.m. tonight.

Members considered are Dennis Burnette and Council Member Sandy McGrew.

Mayor Gene Hobgood’s appointment of Councilman Bill Grant was struck down last month by a 4-1 vote. McGrew was the only one in favor of Grant’s appointment.

Another issue to be discussed is the option to use wireless microphones to fix the sound system problems in City Hall. Canton paid about $750,000 to renovate the room, which also houses Municipal Court, after the council voted to approve the project last year.

Before the city bought the building in 2005, the room had been the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Canton for more than half a century. The work was funded with special purpose local option sales tax dollars and primarily done because of asbestos in the ceiling, among other issues.

Using microphones could alleviate the problem until the city receives quotes from acoustical engineers.

Other items on the agenda:

•Approval of Bluff’s Maintenance Fees payment;

•Approval to reject Canton Creek Bridge repair bid and rebid the project;

•Approval of GDOT roads list; and

•Approval of Georgia Department of Economic Development Tourism Division and Georgia Council for the Arts Grant application.

For a full agenda, visit

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Can You Hear Me Now?
July 18, 2014
So the three stooges rejected Grant for the CID because he was on everything. Last night, they rejected McGrew without giving a reason, but it's not because she's on everything. All of this pettiness for an appointee who basically helps decide what shrubbery to plant in Canton Place? What a joke! These guys are making the last Council look great.
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