Comer city council agreed Tuesday night to hire Delinquent Tax Services Inc. (DTSI) to assist them in collecting delinquent city property taxes.
City clerk Steve Sorrells requested the move, saying this is the company the county uses and that he has checked references using their client list.
The council also voted to hire Jim Baird as the town’s zoning administrator.
The council tabled a request, once again, by Bentley and Felicia Fitzpatrick, who want an area variance for a driveway on an adjoining three-acre parcel of land that has 100 feet of road frontage, 25 feet less than the minimum required by the zoning ordinance.
Councilman Howard Threlkeld suggested tabling the issue until August, to give the entire council an opportunity to vote on the issue. (Mayor Billy Burroughs and councilman Johnny Bridges were absent.)
Councilwoman Laquita Bridges told the Fitzpatricks that she has no objections to the variance.
“They have a lot just sitting there, and can’t use it,” Bridges said. “We’ve given variances before and I see no reason why we can’t do this.”
Sorrells asked the council to begin thinking about items needed for capitol improvements since SPLOST funds should begin to come in September.
“We need to start somewhere and put a plan together,” Sorrells said.
The council also held a closed meeting Tuesday to discuss potential litigation.