At Thursday’s meeting, the group passed new rules defining food and alcohol. Alcohol, in the new ordinances, only includes distilled spirits. Food now includes beer and wine.
The city of Monroe took another step toward selling water to Loganville. After about 30 minutes in executive session at its regular meeting Tuesday night, the group agreed to purchase 1.1 acres at 1863 Highway 78.
The Loganville Health Department has a new, more spacious home. It had been located on the second floor of the West Walton County Government Building, a building it shared with the Police Department.
The city of Loganville passed new alcohol ordinances that allow bars and restaurants anywhere in the city’s Main Street District at Thursday night’s full council meeting.
A chain hotel is looking to locate in Loganville, having submitted its first set of site plans to the city. Best Western Plus is looking to construct a location behind the Starbucks on Logan Drive within the city of Loganville.
The Georgia Department of Transportation maintains the city’s three major arteries: U.S. 78 and state Routes 20 and 81. And while the city can request GDOT to make certain changes, the state ultimately has final say on what does or doesn’t happen on those roadways.
The City of Loganville will examine pay for its municipal judge and solicitor, as well as term lengths for the judge. Neither position has seen a pay increase in 17 years.
At a work session Monday, the group discussed changing the distance requirements between churches and bars, open container rules and the ratio of revenue restaurants can make off food and alcohol.
City officials believe the bill would drastically limit their ability to regulate housing construction and prevent the use of better materials inside city limits.
Recently, the Loganville City Council has been wrestling with what to do about “outdoor storage.” The term, more or less, means people in the city not cleaning up their yards and refusing to do so even after the city’s code officers slap them with citations.