December 4, 2012

City council approved funds for new police car

From Staff Reports

— The Dalton Police Department will be getting a new car.

The Dalton City Council voted 4-0 Monday to approve an amendment to the 2012 budget that will, among other things, allocate $32,500 from the confiscated asset fund to purchase a 2013 Ford Fusion for the criminal investigations division. Mayor David Pennington only votes to break ties.

The council also voted 4-0 to:

• Reappoint Earl Boyd to the Dalton Airport Authority for a five-year term ending Dec. 31, 2017.

• Approve two alcoholic beverage license renewals.

The council also issued proclamations recognizing Dalton State College psychology professor Christy Price for recently being named professor of the year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and recognizing Dec. 5 as Bobby Earwood Day. Earwood is a Dalton resident who helps keep downtown sidewalks and public areas clean.

The council heard presentations from the Dalton Historical Preservation Commission recognizing Kasey Carpenter and Juan Lama with the agency’s Outstanding Historic Preservation Project award in the commercial district category. Carpenter owns The Oakwood Cafe and Lama owns Dalton Stamp and Coin.

And the Dalton Police Department and the Dalton Fire Department received plaques from the organizers for their participation and aid in the annual Latino American parade.