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Kilgore, Sheats announce runs for Winder City Council; Healan won’t seek re-election

August 15, 2019

MainStreet News

Kobi Kilgore officially announced Aug. 5 that she will challenge incumbent councilman Al Brown for the Ward 2 seat in the Nov. 5 election, while Holly Sheats has announced a run for the at-large seat held by outgoing councilman Michael Healan, who is not seeking re-election.

Winder council approves rezoning for townhomes in split vote

August 8, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

By a 4-3 vote, with Mayor David Maynard breaking a tie in favor, the council approved the request by Lawrenceville-based Corridor Development to rezone 23.72 acres at 305 Hwy. 211 NW, adjacent to the Bellingrath Plantation subdivision.

Winder Planning commission tables rezoning request for residential development

July 25, 2019

MainStreet News

Shane Lanham, an attorney representing the company, said Corridor wanted to revise its request after hearing pushback from residents in the area.

Winder panel recommends rezoning approval for townhome development

July 18, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

A metro Atlanta developer’s plan to build more than 100 townhomes off Highway 211 in Winder garnered support from the city’s planning board July 16 as the panel approved a rezoning request for the property.

Winder officials eye TSPLOST referendum

July 8, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

Winder officials are advocating for a transportation special-purpose local-option sales tax (TSPLOST) referendum that would come before Barrow County voters as soon as this fall.

Winder approves contract for new records building

June 20, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

The Winder City Council, during a called meeting Monday, approved a $1.64 million contract for construction of a new city records and human resources building next to the city’s new utilities complex off Miles Patrick Road.

Winder council set to vote on city budget next week

May 30, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

The Winder City Council will vote next week on the city’s final $43.66 million proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2020.

Winder council approves financing agreement for projects

May 24, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

The City of Winder is planning to move forward with a trio of projects through a financing agreement with the Georgia Municipal Association, though a pair of city council members still have reservations about two of the projects.

Winder council strikes down rezoning request on North Broad St.

May 9, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

The Winder City Council, on Tuesday, voted to deny a request to rezone a little more than two acres at 251 North Broad St. in order to allow for the sale of storage buildings on the property.

Winder council approves land purchase for walking trail

April 4, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

The Winder City Council on Tuesday voted to buy 19.3 acres along South Broad Street so the city can construct a walking trail that will be aimed at connecting downtown with Fort Yargo State Park. The purchase agreement with the Wilkins family is for $279,345.

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