MOULTRIE -- Moultrie City Council recognized firefighter Dennis Metcalf as employee of the second quarter of the year. Along with a plaque, Metcalf received $250 as a token of the city's appreciation.

About a dozen fire fighters came to the meeting in support of Metcalf.

"I couldn't have done it without every one of them,"Metcalf said. "We work as a team at the fire department. It's kind of like a big family, and I don't really deserve this but thank you guys very much."

In other action:

Humane Society of Moultrie President Amy Sharon came before council to ask that a committee be formed within the council to consider the entity's request for more funding.

In his report from the Property, Planning and Growth Committee meeting, Councilman George Walker said that a committee of local business owners will be formed to advise the city on revising the current sign ordinance.

In his report, City Manager Tony Rojas:

Reminded council that the state swim meet will be held at the recreation department July 26, 27 and 28. This is the first time Moultrie has hosted the event, which attracts 400 to 500 swimmers and their families, he said.

Informed council that Lonnie Cooper requested a quit claim deed on a portion of city property near the Upper Meigs Road and Camilla Highway intersection. The property was deeded to the city by the Georgia Department of Transportation. City staff needs to study the matter further before presenting their recommendation to the council, Rojas said.

Informed council that he is meeting with a representative of Moody Air Force Base Thursday regarding potential training maneuvers at the municipal airport at Spence Field.

-- By Lori Glenn

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