Dalton Mayor and Council Address Community Matters in March Meeting

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Dalton Mayor and Council convened for their first March meeting, with Councilmember Nicky Lama attending remotely due to city business. Before the agenda began, Mayor Annalee Sams proclaimed March as American Red Cross Month. Dalton State College President Dr. John Fuchko and Georgia Northwestern Technical College President Dr. Heidi Popham presented updates on their institutions.

Dalton State’s enrollment surpassed 5,000 students, marking an 8.2% increase. Meanwhile, GNTC’s enrollment rose by 9.8% in the fall, with spring enrollment up by at least 11.6%. The council voted unanimously on several matters, including renewing a mutual aid agreement and rezoning parcels on Willowdale Road and Mosedale Drive.

Additionally, they accepted funds from cemetery trusts and approved an amendment to the John Davis Recreation Center project’s design contract. City Administrator Andrew Parker provided updates on ongoing projects, including the Mill Line Trail, John Davis Recreation Center, and stormwater projects.

Construction on the new property and evidence building for the Dalton Police Department, funded by a 2020 SPLOST project, is set to begin soon. Various stormwater projects are also underway, with progress updates provided by Parker.