Sheena Hougland reelected mayor

Published: Friday, January 4, 2013 at 11:35 AM.

She said then there was an issue with extra equipment on the truck.

“I’ve heard of this type of bait and switch before,” said Spears. “They’ll add all kinds of extra stuff and wait until later and charge you more. What’s worse is that even if they do take back that equipment they can tell you they sold it for less then it was worth and charge you the difference.”

Spears advised that the company is in direct violation of their contract in sending the bill and threatening to repossess and that the town should consider suing the company to let them know the town was serious about resolving the matter.

Town Council Administrator Beth Peterson addressed the council with the upcoming raises and advised that the council to put the raises on hold until October because of the financial restraints facing the town.

“By my calculations, with these raises the expenses will be raised by $39.29 a week,” said Peterson. “It wouldn’t be so bad if we hadn’t lost the income coming from renting out the old shirt factory.”

The old shirt factory is a 22,000 square-foot warehouse owned and rented out by the town which is located near the Ponce de Leon water tower.

“It’s been over a year since Blue Rhino left and we still haven’t rented it back out,” said Peterson. “They were paying $1,800 a month, but we should consider renegotiating. Also it would be a good idea to put out a banner saying it’s for rent.”

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