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Smyrna qualifying fees set for mayor, council

Qualifying fees were approved recently for November’s election for mayor and council seats by the Smyrna City Council.

Those fees are $756 for mayor and $567 for council.

They are “3 percent of the total gross salary of the office paid in the preceding calendar year, including all supplements authorized by law if a salaried office,” according to Smyrna City Administrator Tammi Saddler Jones.

In other business, the City Council adopted the Recreate Smyrna Parks and Recreation Master Plan which has been an 18-month process since June 2017.

This plan has been completed by Perez Planning and Design, according to the standards established by the Smyrna Parks and Recreation Department.

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Councilwoman and Parks and Recreation Committee Chair Susan Wilkinson spoke of her insistence on including meetings with neighbors before any substantial changes to the parks were included in the plan.

Also, the Council agreed to pay nearly $164,963 to the lowest bidder Quality Diversified Services of Powder Springs for a backstop and safety netting system at Lattanzi Field (Ward Park) with funding by the federal government through a Community Development Block Grant.

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