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Morrow adds patrol vehicles to fleet

City gets grant for pedestrian pathways

Photo by Johnny Jackson 
Morrow Mayor R.B. Burke presided over Tuesday’s regular meeting. He plans to participate in the 2013 Ride to the Capitol event March 26.

Photo by Johnny Jackson Morrow Mayor R.B. Burke presided over Tuesday’s regular meeting. He plans to participate in the 2013 Ride to the Capitol event March 26.

MORROW — Resident Warren Gregory praised city officials Tuesday for opting to pursue business locally.

“The City of Morrow needs to build up relationships with all the businesses in the city,” said Gregory.

The Council voted unanimously to approve $67,477 to put toward adding two patrol vehicles to its fleet. Councilman Virlyn Slaton was absent from Tuesday’s regular meeting.

Police Chief Chris Leighty recommended the purchase be made at Allan Vigil Ford Lincoln in Morrow. He said the purchase was the most cost-effective at the local dealership.

Councilmembers agreed to accept a contract with the Atlanta Regional Commission. It will allow the city to use a $15,000 grant from the Arlington, Va.-based Grantmakers in Aging organization.

Planning and Economic Development Director Michael McLaughlin presented the proposal. He said the grant would buy additional directional signage to the Morrow Pedestrian Pathway System. The pathways encompass neighborhoods in the northern half of the city, stretching from Morrow Station at Jonesboro Road to Millirons Park at Morrow Road.

City attorney Greg Hecht presented a resolution authorizing the mayor to execute intergovernmental agreements and tax certificates on the allocation of Local Option Sales Tax revenues and a service delivery strategy. The Council unanimously approved the resolution.

City officials also recognized Clayton County’s STAR Student Lindsey Perry of Morrow High School and her STAR Teacher Ginia McMillan. The school’s principal, Dr. Pamela Pitts, was also honored.

Councilwoman Jeanell Bridges sang their praises.

“Ms. McMillan and Ms. Pitts, continue to do what you’re doing,” Bridges said. “Our children really need you.”

“You make us proud,” added Councilman C.R. “Bob” Huie.