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February 8, 2005

Valdosta - A South Georgia city sets high goals for a new year.

Valdosta city leaders put their priorities in order at their annual retreat on Lake Blackshear over the weekend.

Topping their list of goals is implementing a new train detection system to let first responders know which railroad crossings are blocked.

They also hope to add an economic advancement area to to their community development department and work towards their goal of eliminating all substandard housing by 2020. "We will be having annual workshops of our own possibly every summer and we can go around and do some refurbishing. Whether its tacking up a sideboard or replacing a couple of shingles, that's what we need to do," said Mayor John Fretti.

City leaders also hope to make improvements in the city's litter ordinance.

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