Atlantic Mayor Dave Jones, Wednesday, presented Police Sgt. Paul Wood with an award for 10-years of protecting and serving the citizens of the community. Woods’ wife and children were in the audience for the presentation that took place during a meeting of the Atlantic City Council.
Mayor Dave Jones (Left) congratulates Police Sgt. Paul Wood on his 10-years of service to the community.
In other business, the Atlantic City Council approved a 28-E agreement between the Atlantic Fire Department and the City of Marne. Only minor changes in wording were needed for the contract, which is in-place for five-years. The Council also approved a Resolution amending the City’s Code of Ordinances, with regard to the City’s Personnel Manual.
Mayor Dave Jones said “In a nut shell, if someone in a department gets sick is has used up their sick leave, other people in the department can voluntarily [donate their sick leave time] to the person that has the need.” Jones said “It’s a good deal for our employees to help their fellow employees out in their time of need.”
The Atlantic City Council also passed the second reading of an amended ordinance pertaining to the Mowing of Properties.” Upon a motion, the rules were suspended, and third and final reading of the Ordinance was held. Afterward, the Council unanimously approved the Ordinance, which requires “Any property in the City of Atlantic, whether vacated or non-vacated….to be mowed when the vegetation reaches a height of more than 12 inches by the first and the fifteenth day of the month in May, June, July, August, September, and October.” If the property owner fails to comply, the City, or its agents, may mow any property, by the aforementioned dates, and charge $75-per hour to do so. In addition, a surcharge of $100 will be charged to the property owner.
Prior to adjourning for the evening, the Mayor and Council wished the citizens of Atlantic a “Merry Christmas,” and “Happy New Year.”