The Dalton City Council on Monday took another step toward putting the historic depot at 110 Depot St. up for sale.
The council voted 4-0 to authorize City Attorney Jim Bisson to prepare the documents necessary to put the building out for bids.
The city, which owns the depot, closed the building in November 2015, citing conditions that posed potential health hazards to the public, including mold. The building housed the Dalton Depot and Trackside Tavern restaurant. In June, the City Council agreed to pay restaurant owner T.J. Kaikobad $80,000 for his lost food inventory and business from the closing of the building, and to forgive more than $20,000 he owed in back rent and taxes.
Council members also voted 4-0 to bar parking on both sides of Moice Drive from 175 feet west of the crest of the hill to 275 feet east of the crest. Public Works Director Benny Dunn told council members in a work session before their regular meeting that when vehicles are parked on the street it tends to force drivers to drive in the middle of the street and given the limited sight distance at the hill that is dangerous,