Rockmart council wraps up its final business for 2017
With Rockmart council member’s approval of a conditional use request, a new Fast Trac Car Wash is coming to Rockmart in the coming year.
Another approved item included an application to the Recreational Trails Program that closed the group’s short council meeting.
The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) provides funds designed to help maintain and improve recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both non-motorized and motorized trail uses.
Getting accepted for the application would mean Rockmart could improve some untouched, barren areas around Church Street.
“This is pretty much the same grant application we submitted in 2016,” city manager Jeff Ellis said. “Underneath the Church Street bridge, there’s some trails, benches, some restrooms there. It’s a small grant that will assist us in developing the green space there at Church Street Manor.”
The commission approved the sending of the application, but the group doesn’t expect to hear back from RTP until later in the Spring.
“The reason we didn’t get accepted last year was because of lack of support, but this time we have more than sufficient support,” Ellis said during the Dec. 12 meeting.
Fast Trac Car Wash, will see its third location in Rockmart after approval of their plan to build along Highway 278 next to Chick-fil-A and Martin’s.
Known for three-minute car washes, Fast Trac has cleaned several million cars between its two existing locations, and locals will soon be able to try out the wash themselves.
The building will feature completely original architecture, but construction will take time. The business has plans to be operating as soon as possible.
Cade Fee decided not to sit on Mr. Claus’ lap for his picture during the City of Aragon’s Selfies with Santa event over the weekend.
Rockmart city officials and council members mingle ahead of the start of their final meeting of 2017.