Kayla Fleming/For the Times Council member Roger Russell presided over the Lafayette City Council meeting on March 5 as Lafayette Mayor Richard Driver met with Gov. Bill Lee. Russell (center) is pictured along with city recorder Annette Morgan (at left) and city attorney Jimmy White.

Kayla Fleming/For the Times

Council member Roger Russell presided over the Lafayette City Council meeting on March 5 as Lafayette Mayor Richard Driver met with Gov. Bill Lee. Russell (center) is pictured along with city recorder Annette Morgan (at left) and city attorney Jimmy White.

The Lafayette City Council voted on March 5 to authorize Lafayette City Mayor Richard Driver to sign a contract providing for signal maintenance for a traffic light to be installed at the intersection of Highway 52 and Ellington Drive.

Driver had informed the council at the previous meeting that a state contract to install the light would be going out this year. The council voted unanimously to approve the authorization.

The council also voted to approve two redistricting ordinances on their second reading. The first ordinance rezoned a newly annexed piece of land owned by the First Assembly of God Church to R-2, the second rezoned another newly-annexed piece of land owned by the city to M-1.

The council voted to rezone two additional pieces of land. Both, located on Church Street, were rezoned from R-1, Low Density Residential, to C2, which is General Business District.

The council also voted to add include a recent 900-foot extension of Freeman Street to the map of city streets. The rest of the street was already a city street.

While discussing the accepting of a bid for repaving some city streets, council member Jerry Willmore questioned whether Warrior Lane that runs to Macon Christian Academy was a city street.

"If it is, we need to get something done with it," Willmore said.

Willmore told the council that the street was on the city map. Council member Steve Turner stated that he did not believe it was considered a city street.

The council also approved the annual Shriner's paper sale from May 3-5.

The council authorized the advertisement of lifeguard positions for the city pool, providing that renovations to the pool would be completed in time for the new season.

The council also authorized a no-cost lease to extend the Winding Stairs Park on to private land. The owners of the land and the group Friends of Winding Stairs have agreed to maintain the area and install trail signs.