Warner Robins Council Approves Road Improvements

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In Warner Robins City Council members honored several young people and took care of some city business at Monday night's meeting.

They began by recognizing the young winners of the summer camp spelling bee and poetry contest.

Then it was the Warner Robins West All-Star team's turn. These eight year olds won the rookie state title.

Council also congratulated these Royal Rangers for earning the Gold Medal of Achievement award.

Then the young artists from the Junior Strokes program took the floor. This masterpiece was made by hitting golf balls and tennis balls soaked in paint. 

Council also passed several ordinances. One that made some changes to the city's drug policy. Warner Robins currently has a city policy that applies to all city employees and requires random drug testing.
City Attorney Jim Elliott explains what's changed. "We lowered the percentage of employees subject to random testing per year something for economic purposes which provided for some other methods of testing like swab testing."

He says swab testing is less expensive than what they have now.

Council also approved three road improvement projects.
One that will create a turn lane at the Leisure Lake Moody Road intersection, and another putting two roundabouts on Martin Luther King Drive. The funding for both of these projects comes from a SPLOST collected twelve years ago. Councilman Daron Lee says there was a lot of paperwork that stalled the project for several years. 

"When bids came in they came in higher than the money that was allotted for the project at that time so we had to go back and re-bid on some projects. "

He says the city's set to start construction on those roundabouts next week.

Mayor Chuck Shaheen also reminded everyone to come out to the city's fireworks show, Friday after the Regional Little League Championship game.

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