Marco's Pizza Inc. has completed all the necessary steps in the alcohol license application process, and therefore, they are requesting approval from Mayor and Council. All departmental reports have been received and staff recommends approval with the condition of no outside sales of alcohol beverages until all compliance requirements for patio dining has been met.
During the May 15, 2018 Work Session, Councilman Horsley initiated a discussion on updating the Alcohol Ordinance to allow for bucket sales of malt beverages. The attached Alcohol Bucket Sales Ordinance has been reviewed by legal and is now ready for a 1st reading.
On May 21, 2018, the City made available a draft Fiscal 2018-19 Proposed Budget. The City advertised the public hearing in the South Fulton Neighbor newspaper. A copy of the draft budget is posted to the City website along with a copy of the detailed line items supporting the budget proposal. City Manager and staff has made itself available to discuss budget in overall concept and in detail. This budget calls for approximately $12.4M in General Fund revenues and a net add to Fund Balance of approximately $150K.
Of significant notes for the 2018-19 fiscal year, the Georgia legislature approved a change to the City Hotel Motel tax classification. With the change the City, expects to complete the restoration of the theater in Fiscal 2019. The City expects the completion of the Holiday Inn Express in the current year and expect ground breaking on an Embassy Suites Hotel. The Dogwood streetscape project is expected to be completed shortly and long-awaited projects on the railroad are beginning.
The budget is an estimate and our projection of the next 12 months. Should assumptions or actual circumstances significantly change, Mayor, Council and staff will revisit our plans to best steward the resources of the City.
In 2007, the City created the Hapeville Association of Tourism and Trade (HATT) with the specific and primary purpose is to own, operate, and maintain, create, develop, facilities and programs for the promotion of tourism, conventions, and trade shows benefiting Hapeville through use of proceeds of the City’s Hotel Motel Tax. With updates to the city practices and at the recommendation by Department of Community Affairs, the city has contracted with a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for its Tourism, Convention and Trade marketing. Ongoing marketing will be managed by the DMO, and Tourism Product Development will be managed by the City. With this, the City should effect the dissolution of HATT. Our legal representative will explain the steps the City must take to effect the dissolution
At this time, the Mayor opens the floor to comments from the audience. Comments should relate to a specific agenda item, not listed on the agenda for a Public Hearing, or to a concern within the jurisdiction of the City. Mayor and Council meetings serve the purpose of conducting city business and are not a forum for the unlimited expression of opinion. The Mayor reserves the right to limit comments to matters germane to city business and may refer speakers to the City Manager or other staff for resolution.