Rock­mart coun­cil wraps up its fi­nal busi­ness for 2017

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - Ada­lyne and Cade Fee posed with Santa at the City of Aragon’s Self­ies with Santa event over the week­end. Fam­i­lies joined in the fun at the Self­ies with Santa event put on by the City of Aragon as Mr. Claus came to town for an early visit. SJ Cor­re­sponde

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.

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