“They offered us the best price,” Mayor Sam Allen said. “And I believe if we can keep in the county, we should.”
The figure covers labor and materials, and the city will use SPLOST (Special Local Option Sales Tax) funds for the work, which includes Church Street, Dixie Street, Sunshine Street, Ingle Circle, Tabernacle Road, Taylor Ridge Road, Pine Crest Drive and Valley Lane.
The county will pave all of Ingle Circle, about 13,696 square feet – a cost of $20,477, making it the most costly of the streets listed.
Resaca will responsible for repairing all areas where base failure has occurred. The city will also be responsible for removing and replacing any speed bumps and removing loose gravel down to the compacted base at Ingle Circle.
City council also agreed to let lawyer Peter Olson attend a workshop on contesting Census numbers. The last Census showed the town had 793 residents, down 23 from 815 in 2000.
“The Census showed 100 (too) few homes in Resaca,” the attorney pointed out. “That might be a significant number.”
Most of the council members believe that North Pointe subdivision, off of Highway 41 North, may have been counted as part of the city of Calhoun.
“It has a Calhoun address, but it’s in the city of Resaca,” said Jim Brown, a council member, who lives in front of the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office about a mile from there. “My address is the same way, it doesn’t become a Resaca address until the bridge.”
But Jean Makonis, Councilwoman, said she isn’t sure she agrees that North Pointe was included with Calhoun.
“The Census said Resaca has 170 Hispanics, where else would they be living?” she said.
Olson told the council, who want the numbers disputed because of the way the county wants to divide SPLOST money, that it’s hard to get the Census to change the final numbers.
“In the last one, they only added about 1,200 to the number,” he said. “But, 100 homes is a drastic drop.”
Recreation: New play ground equipment, pavilion, basketball court, and walking path next to City Hall, $160,000.
Historical Preservation: Ingle House exterior repairs, landscaping, exterior painting and walkways, $75,769.
Sewer: Ongoing existing project project to extend sewer: $75,000.
Roads and Streets: maintenance and repairs including paving, storm drains, and ditch work, $28,000.