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City closer to offering U-M-U rezoning deal for River District properties

December 12, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

Rome River District developer Thom Holt has been waiting three years for the city of Rome to offer a blanket Urban Mixed-Use rezoning deal that would waive the application fee for his commercial properties there.

City's 2020 draft budget breezes through first reading, public hearing

December 10, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

Only one Rome resident spoke during the public hearing and first reading on Rome's 2020 draft budget during Monday's City Commission meeting.

Balancing City's General Fund challenging with increased payroll expenses, but no tax increases expected for 2020

December 2, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

There are roughly 35 separate Rome City departments and 27 pay days in 2020. That comes to about 945 payrolls next year.

City contracts for new design of Unity Point

December 2, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

A 2013 special purpose, local option sales tax project to stabilize and redevelop Unity Point on the downtown side of the confluence of the rivers in Rome is back on track.

Rome City Commission approves water and sewer rate hike of 2.5% without opposition

November 26, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

Rome’s residential water and sewer customers will start seeing an average hike in their monthly bill of about $1.50 starting in January with the unanimous passage by the Rome City Commission Monday of a 2.5% across-the-board rate hike.

Rome sues upstream carpet-makers over toxic PFOAs in river

November 22, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

The City of Rome is suing a host of Dalton-area carpet manufacturers over what it contends is an ongoing threat to its drinking water.

New disc golf course drawing attention to park in Shannon

November 18, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

The newest addition to Rome and Floyd County’s recreational opportunities, a disc golf course at Shag Williams Park in Shannon, is the result of a public-private partnership that has not cost local taxpayers any new money.

Planning for East Rome makeover to start in earnest next week

November 18, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be in Rome next week to help kick off the planning process for a $1.25 million Choice Neighborhood Planning grant awarded to the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority.

DDA on record in favor of additional crosswalk safety system

November 18, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

The Downtown Development Authority supports the concept of electronic crosswalk signs on Broad Street.

Water and sewer rates likely to increase by at least 2.5% each year for next decade

November 8, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

Rome's water and sewer customers likely will see a minimum 2.5% rate increase every year for the foreseeable future — starting with an average $1.51 per month hike on Jan. 1.

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