Ringgold reconsidering WiFi at children’s park in wake of citizen concerns
A voting technicality a couple of weeks ago has given the Ringgold City Council time to reevaluate its initial inclination to install WiFi at the Little General Children’s Park, while also fielding concerns from citizens regarding the endeavor.
At the Aug. 14 meeting, the council voted to approve the project, but did so while shorthanded, as mayor Joe Barger was having hip surgery in Birmingham and vice-mayor Randall Franks was in Canada on a music tour.
With Barger and Franks out of town, council member Terry Crawford was elected to chair the meeting that saw council members Nick Millwood and Earl Henderson vote to approve the matter, while council member G. Larry Black was opposed.
With three votes in favor needed to ratify anything at a meeting, and the WiFi agenda item met with only a 2-1 vote, the council was prompted to put it back on the agenda for the most recent meeting, which was this past Monday, Aug. 27.