Cities In The News


Monroe voters will get their say on ‘Brunch Bill’

July 10, 2019

Walton Tribune

At last week’s meeting, the city council voted unanimously to include a referendum on the so-called “Brunch Bill” or “Mimosa Mandate,” on the ballot this fall.

City moves ahead on shopping center

July 8, 2019

Walton Tribune

The Monroe Pavilion shopping center on Charlotte Rowell Boulevard edged toward a groundbreaking at the Monroe City Council meeting on Tuesday, as the council granted developer MAB American a rezone on the 95-acre property.

Developments denied

June 18, 2019

Walton Tribune

The Monroe City Council swatted away two applications for new development, one for an apartment complex on Charlotte Rowell Boulevard and another for a small shopping center on West Spring Street.

Neighborhood OK’d, apartments rejected

May 30, 2019

Walton Tribune

The Monroe Planning and Zoning Commission approved one major housing development and denied another at its monthly meeting last week.

Council voices support on animal rights

May 28, 2019

Walton Tribune

Ending the Cycle, a local group that fights puppy mills and dog abuse, made a presentation to the council about the issue in Monroe.

Monroe buys land for pumping station

May 28, 2019

Walton Tribune

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.

Monroe plans for parks

May 13, 2019

Walton Tribune

The track at Athens Tech could get a facelift, with a little help from the city of Monroe. It’s part of larger plan for the city to spruce up passive parks around town.

City moves closer to changing zoning laws

April 8, 2019

Walton Tribune

The Monroe City Council will consider a significant change to its zoning laws at its full meeting on Tuesday. The proposed ordinances will add an infill overlay district to the existing map, which will apply to areas zoned R1-A (single-family, medium density), R-2 (multi-family) and MH (mobile homes).

City of Monroe wants, plans for better, denser housing

April 3, 2019

Walton Tribune

A little over a year ago, the city of Monroe leveled a moratorium on rezoning properties to R1-A, the zoning typically used for subdivisions. The city had faced a flurry of new building and new requests and, as Mayor John Howard said at the time, “We are concerned with the development of the city and what it will look like 10 or 15 or 20 years from now.”

Monroe Brewery, assisted living, get city's OK

March 22, 2019

Walton Tribune

The City Council approved two big projects last week. One was the green light to Major Humphrey’s Brewery, a locally owned microbrewery.

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