Mayor Jim Watts said at Monday’s City Council meeting that the city has recently had some new business licenses issued and would like to see more businesses come into town.
“We’re working with the Department of Community Affairs now to try to get some designations so that it will allow us to give businesses some better opportunities to move to Bowdon,” Watts said.
He also referenced ORI Struts, the new tenant of the city’s former tire plant. The Sharpsburg-based manufacturer of struts for off-road vehicles is in the process of moving into a building vacated by Carlisle Tire and Wheel Co., which closed after a November 2008 fire destroyed the plant’s 250,000-square-foot facility. The company hopes to host a formal ribbon cutting for the facility by year’s end.
“I think next year is going to be a year for positive things going on in Bowdon,” Watts said.
In other business, the council voted unanimously to renew beer and wine licenses for three local businesses — the Rite Aid and Piggly Wiggly on Lovvorn Avenue and Bowdon Kwik Shop on College Street. According to Bowdon Police Chief Mark Brock, there were no previous incidents at these locations.
The council also voted unanimously to renew city’s ethics resolution.
“We’ve been known as a city of ethics now for quite a few years,” Watts said.