Atlantic City Council honors City Clerk & passes stop sign ordinance


February 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic Mayor Dave Jones and the City Council surprised City Clerk Deb Wheatley Field during the Council’s meeting Wednesday night, by passing a Resolution in Honor of her more than two decades of service to the City. The Resolution expresses the City Council’s appreciation to Field for her service to the City over the past 30-years. The Mayor then brought out a large, rectangular cake, which he and the Council served to members of the public who attended the meeting.

In other business, the Atlantic City Council passed the first reading of an ordinance amending the speed limit on 22nd Street, from Highway 71 to Olive, and from Chestnut Street, to Highway 6. The ordinance, when approved after the 3rd and final reading, calls for the speed limit to be reduced on that stretch of road, from 45- to 35-miles per hour, following concerns over the hilly terrain and reduced visibility of residential driveways.  And, the Council passed the second reading of an ordinance establishing a Stop sign at the intersection of Pine Ridge Road and 22nd Street. The Council waived the third reading and adopted the ordinance as written.

They also received an annual report from Cass Atlantic Development Corporation (CADCO) Executive Director Russell Joyce, who mentioned the unemployment rate in Cass County is 4.8%, which he says is much lower than in previous years, and better than in some surrounding counties. He says local manufacturers are keeping busy, and the other sectors appear to be doing as well as can be expected. Joyce says having a diversified employment field in Cass County has helped to keep the local economy moving.