Filming could result in Broad Street detours
The Cairo City Council will meet tomorrow night, June 21, at 6 p.m. instead of next Monday.
City leaders will leave later this week to attend the annual meeting of the Georgia Municipal Association in Savannah, so Monday night’s meeting has been shifted to Thursday.
Before the council will be a special event application from the Florida State University School of Film. Film School students involved in the production and filming of “The One I Can’t Have” are seeking to film scenes from the exterior of the Zebulon theater.
Cairo City Manager Chris Addleton says the request is to shoot next Monday, June 25, and Tuesday, June 26, from 6 p.m. until midnight. All four lanes of North Broad Street will have to be closed, according to the city manager, and the city police will help with traffic control and rerouting traffic around the film location.
Addleton expects the council to approve the request, and he says it is not likely the filming will last as long as the times requested.
The Regional Community Center Board of Directors has already approved the request of Lauren Brinkman, the film’s producer.
RCC board chairman Bert Wind wrote, “We appreciate your interest in our theater and look forward to assisting you in your endeavor here.”
At Thursday night’s council meeting, city fathers will also vote to adopt the budget ordinance for fiscal year 2012-2013. This is the final vote on the budget, which goes into effect July 1.
The council will also consider acceptance of a negotiated bid for the replacement of the Seventh Avenue S.E. sewer lift station, as well as an intergovernmental agreement with Grady County, Decatur County and the cities of Bainbridge and Cairo for the P25 Narrowbanding Upgrade of public safety communications systems.
Archway Partnership Professional Sharon Liggett will update the council on the local progress and ongoing projects of the partnership with the University of Georgia.
All council meetings are open to the public and are regularly held in the Roddenbery Building on North Broad Street, next door to City Hall.