TIFTON — Jay Kimbro and Melba Knight were sworn in as new board members for two city boards at the Oct. 21 Tifton City Council meeting.

Kimbro was sworn in to the Keep Tift Beautiful board and Knight was sworn in to the Tifton Historic Preservation Commission. Both were sworn in by Tifton Mayor Julie Smith, who said she was delighted about citizens stepping up to participate in making the city better.

Smith also read a proclamation setting Nov. 3 as Georgia Retired Educators Day.

The council approved a new location for infant burials in Oak Ridge Cemetery and established a $125 fee for each infant lot.

Council member Wes Ehlers suggested postponing a vote setting alcohol license fees until the council can see if Tifton’s fees are in line with fees in the surrounding area.

The council approved the consent agenda, which included:

• Awarding the bid for police and fire vehicle equipment to McLaggin Communications for $80,852.

• Approving an amended alcohol license for the Shell Travel center, located at 603 Old Omega Road.

• Amending the development plan for the 41 North development to include signage, lighting and landscaping.

• Rezoning 15.83 acres located at 1469 Ferry Lake Road from Mobile Home Park to Residential.

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