Due to continued concerns with COVID-19, and in order to keep the community safe, the Downtown Dalton Development Authority (DDDA) board and the city of Dalton will not accept or approve event permits in the downtown Dalton district until after July 31.
Dalton Public Works Department Director Andrew Parker said Monday the department could repair crumbling stonework in masonry in city-owned West Hill Cemetery. But he said that because many of the damaged and decaying walls and steps are in a historic district he'd like to work with experts in historic preservation to develop a plan to address that work.
The Dalton Daily Citizen News is reporting a debate over consolidating the city and county fire departments.
The Dalton Parks and Recreation Department hosts a fireworks show as part of a scaled back Fourth of July celebration.
The City of Dalton is seeking to have the building at 334 N. Hamilton St. at Little Five Points declared a public nuisance, which could lead to the building being demolished.
There is no action item on the agenda to address the debate that is taking place about the future of the statue of Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston which currently stands downtown.
Dalton City Council member Derek Waugh said Tuesday he is willing to consider the possible move of the statue of Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston from downtown.
Four of the five members of the City Council said they believe the statue should be moved somewhere more appropriate.
The series usually kicks off it late spring, but organizers — which include the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia, the Creative Arts Guild, the Dalton Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Downtown Dalton Development Authority (DDDA) — say it will likely begin later this summer due to concerns about the new coronavirus (COVID-19).
The resolution being discussed would transfer the title of the Dalton Convention Center from the Dalton Building Authority to the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center Authority. This is a procedural move that should have happened when the city and county paid off the bonds for the convention center several years ago, according to Dalton Mayor David Pennington.