The Winder City Council, during its Tuesday, Dec. 3 meeting, approved raising the city’s wastewater rates for the remainder of its fiscal year as it attempts to close an operating deficit in the city’s sewer fund.
The Winder City Council approved annexation and rezoning requests Tuesday, Dec. 3, that will allow for the development of an apartment complex, which advocates for the project say will provide much-needed workforce housing inside the city.
Barrow County and the City of Winder have yet to resolve two outstanding service-delivery issues, and a court-ordered mediation session earlier this month did not yield any agreements, leaving both parties uncertain about when the issue will be put to rest and when an updated service-delivery strategy agreement will be put in place.
The Winder City Council has altered its meeting schedule for the remainder of the year, and the change is likely to take effect through next year as well.
The Winder City Council, on Tuesday, Sept. 10, unanimously passed a resolution signaling its support for locally-established building design standards for residential dwellings, a topic that has been a hot-button issue among the state legislature.
There will be three contested city council races in Winder this fall, while Mayor David Maynard appears to be heading for a third term.
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.
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.
Shane Lanham, an attorney representing the company, said Corridor wanted to revise its request after hearing pushback from residents in the area.
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.