Griffin Director of Public Works Brant Keller said the pool was leaking in several places, including the main drain. He said the leaks are so severe the pool cannot hold water.
“Within a week, I could lose half the water in the pool,” he said.
He said the recommended course of action is to block off the main drain and build a new one, as well as rehabilitate the existing gutter system. According to the agenda, the repairs will cost $71,440.00.
The commissioners will also discuss a bill that would triple municipal taxes on properties judged as blighted. The bill was slated to be discussed earlier, but had been delayed because it had not been advertised properly.
“There was not enough time to advertise it as a code change,” Griffin Director of Planning and Development Services Frederick Gardiner said. “We just moved it to the April meeting.”
Although the commissioners will vote on the proposed ordinance at their April 14 meeting, the discussion today will center around whether or not a board of code enforcement officials or the Municipal Court will determine whether or not property is considered blighted.
There will also be discussion of the city’s sign ordinance.
“We’re just making some amendments to it, brushing up on some definitions,” Gardiner said.
He said the only significant changes would pertain to street signage downtown, since the downtown lacks yards, unlike other streets.
The morning workshop will take place at 9 a.m. and the evening meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Both will be at One Griffin Center.