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The City Council was expected to consider at its Sept. 9 meeting a proposed ordinance that would essentially define public art as “black copy against a white background” to imitate the Spruill Center for the Arts’ iconic “Everything Will Be OK” mural.
The plan aims to protect and expand urban farming and gardens as well as put community ideas into action as rapid development continues in the metro-Atlanta area.
Sixty percent of expenditures go to personal services, which include employee salaries and benefits. Four percent of the budget, about $590,000 will go to the reserves.
Creating Town Center involved a partnership between the city and the developer, Fuqua Development, said Diana Wheeler, Peachtree Corners’ community development director. The city retains ownership “of the things in which the public had greatest interest,” such as the parking decks and green space, and “the developer retained ownership of the things that could be leased and had a revenue stream.”
In addition, the ordinance would permit licensed catering companies to obtain a license to serve alcoholic beverages at events they cater in the city.
Suggested alternatives include refillable water bottles, reusable cloth shopping bags, parchment and wax paper, reusable food containers, and a reusable cutlery set to carry when going out.
The proposed medical uses include radiology imaging, pharmacy, ambulatory surgery center and pathology labs, but no emergency surgeries or overnight stays, according to a staff report to the council.
The longest-running Oktoberfest kicks off this week in Helen, highlighted by a parade on Saturday, Sept. 7, at noon in downtown.
With just three voting items on the docket, the Euharlee City Council sped through Tuesday evening’s public meeting in under eight minutes — with much of that dedicated to the reading of a resolution honoring the Georgia National Guard.
A 334-unit apartment complex got initial approval Thursday night from the Flowery Branch City Council, following a lengthy discussion involving the developer and residents.
The Tifton City Council reviewed proposed revisions to the year-long contract extension with Golden Environmental at the Sept. 3 council workshop meeting.
The City of Valdosta is waiving utility connection fees through Dec. 31, 2020, for any annexed island parcels within the city limits.
Two finalists in the Greater Augusta Arts Council gateway sculpture competition were unveiled to the public which was invited to comment, and the public responded by saying, “Put the veils back on.”
The mayor of West Point seemed confident the rest of the city council will move the handling of its tourism dollars away from the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce.
Senoia’s allocation for the proposed Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax is $3.9 million, and officials have put some of the city’s most needed projects on the list.
Lingering discontent over the recent rezoning of property for a small Habitat for Humanity subdivision bubbled up at Tuesday’s Senoia Downtown Development Authority town hall meeting.
The Rome City Commission is split over the issue of having a question about felony convictions at the top of their employment applications.
Ten years ago, there was a 23-goal action plan called “Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness” that came out of the efforts of a Rome and Floyd County Task Force on Homelessness formed in 2007.
Almost 800 hot dinners will be served free to the public tonight at 6 p.m. as the City of Savannah is donating extra meals originally planned to feed Hurricane Dorian emergency workers.
After more than two hours of discussion Friday morning, the Rome Public Safety Committee decided to table an ordinance police say would give them definitive steps for handling homeless camps and panhandlers until a task force can be assigned to research the issue.
Tybee Island didn’t get much damage when Hurricane Dorian passed the Georgia coast late Wednesday night.
Since January Decatur has had an interim agreement with Lime, the only scooter company currently operating within city limits.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms “commitment to equity and inclusion” also played a role in Atlanta becoming the site of the conference.
The project could take several years to build, with developers saying they believe timing would coincide with area road improvements — including the widening of Spout Springs Road — as well as Flowery Branch’s sewer expansion.
Committee members agreed that any SPLOST projects should be non-recurring, agreeable to the voters and positively impact a substantial portion of the population.
To do that, council will ask voters to approve a 1% sales tax as opposed to issuing debt, the financial burden of which would fall on property owners.
One of the final activities for the Georgia Downtown Association’s annual conference this week on Jekyll Island was a breakout session for participants interested in touring downtown Brunswick.
When economically feasible, requirements can be divided into smaller tasks or quantities to maximize women-owned and minority-owned businesses.
The Monitoring Association estimates the program speeds up police, fire and medical alarm incident response times by 2 to 5 minutes.
Sheriff Richard Roundtree said the $35,790 grant for his department will be used to buy GPS tracking equipment, covert cameras and more mobile fingerprint scanners.
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