The Jefferson City Council has updated city ordinances to remove conflicting statements related to wrecker services.
City Manager John Ward said during the police department’s annual audit, the majority of wrecker lots were found not to be in compliance with city code due to a lack of enforcement and knowledge about the ordinances.
In some areas of the previous codes, lots were required to be enclosed by a 6 foot fence. In other areas, the ordinance specifically required a wooden fence. Other types of fencing material are now allowed.
During the meeting, the council also approved using $20,000 from its general fund to cover up-front expenses for court-ordered demolition projects associated with nuisance abatement. Property owners will be responsible for reimbursing the city for those costs.
The group also will allow Jefferson Public Library officials to submit an application to the Georgia Public Library Capital Outlay Grant Program. The local library is seeking funds from the state to assist with building a larger facility.