Atlantic City Council to recognize departing council members, Wednesday


December 20th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Wednesday’s City Council meeting in Atlantic will mark the last time two members of the Council will serve the City in their current capacity. Mayor Dave Jones will make proclamations recognizing 3rd Ward Councilperson Pat Simmons and 1st Ward Councilman Kern Miller, for their many years of dedicated service to the City, and present them with placques in appreciation of their work. Simmons and Miller opted not to seek re-election last month. Ashley Hayes and Chris Jimmerson were unopposed during the election to fill Simmons’ and Millers’ seats on the Council. Simmons has served a total of 16-years on the City Council while Miller has served three consecutive terms.

In other business, the Atlantic City Council, Wednesday, will hear a semi-annual report from Street Department Superintendent Derald Andersen, and, a request from Atlantic Police Steve Green, for a supplemental appropriation to his budget, amounting to a little more than $15,200, for unbudgeted expenditures. One request covers new service boards and upgrades for the City’s sirens, so that they will be in compliance with the new Narrow Banding requirements. The other covers a new computer server for the police camcorder units, since the old server is not compatible for use with the new camcorders used in the squad cars.

The Council meeting begins at 5:30-p.m.