April 16, 2013

Dalton council certifies grant requests

Charles Oliver
charlesoliver@daltoncitizen.com

— The Dalton City Council voted 3-0 Monday night to certify that an application by the Northwest Georgia Family Crisis Center for a $20,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs is consistent with the city’s consolidated plan. The grant would be used to fund an emergency shelter for domestic abuse victims.

Council members also voted 3-0 to:

• Certify that an application by the Living Room for a Housing Opportunities for People with Aids (HOPWA) grant is consistent with the city’s consolidated plan. The amount of the grant has yet to be determined. Living Room Executive Director Dolph Ward Goldenburg said the agency plans to use the grant to expand its services to 32 households from 24.

• Approved an amendment to the 2013 budget that, among other things, accounts for a donation of property on Mount Rachel by Shaw Industries to help complete the walking trails being constructed there.

Mayor David Pennington was absent on Monday, and Mayor Pro Tem George Sadosuk votes only in the event of a tie.

Council members also recognized April 14-20 as the Week of the Young Child and April 20-27 as National Immunization Awareness Week.