Gainesville City Council approved an agreement with Hall County to share costs on the installation of fiber optic cables, which enable high-speed communication. The project will connect the county's proposed headquarters at the Liberty Mutual building with electronic communication at its other facilities. Likewise,
Gainesville can improve its network communication to the Flat Creek Water Reclamation Facility and Fire Station No. 4 with the installation.
The city of Gainesville has agreed to begin using Hall County's landfill services. Gainesville had switched to a private waste management company when the county raised its rates years ago. However, the city and county say they have agreed on a new price that will be beneficial to both parties.
A final vote on a new alcoholic beverages ordinance was passed, following the city allowing alcohol sales on Sundays earlier this month. This ordinance, which Mayor Ruth Bruner said clarified an existing ordinance, largely deals with general regulations for sale and consumption of alcohol.
This was the final meeting for the city with Bruner presiding as mayor. Bruner will hand the reigns to current Mayor Pro-Tem Danny Dunagan. Bruner will continue to serve as a city council member through the end of her term in 2015.