The Fort Oglethorpe City Council awarded roofing bids on two of its fire stations, and appointed a mayor pro tem for the new year during its first meeting of 2017 on Monday, Jan. 9.
The council unanimously approved the mayor pro tem appointment of councilman Craig Crawford for 2017. Councilwoman Paula Stinnett held the position in 2016.
The council also approved bids to re-roof two fire stations; Station 8 on Old Mill Road and Station 10 on Mack Smith Road.
Each project bid was awarded at $13,500 for a total of $27,000.
"Station 8 needed the roof redone last year, but we had three others we felt needed it done first," Mayor Earl Gray said. "Station 10 is mainly a training facility, but we need to have it done to so we can have them both secure and acceptable."
Gray added that there was some surplus in the city's budget for 2016, and that he's excited about the future of the city.
"We're looking forward to 2017," Gray said. "We had a good year with good growth, and it's exciting."
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