Cities In The News


Winder council approves wastewater rate increase

December 5, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

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.

Winder council approves rezoning, annexation of land for apartment complex

December 5, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

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, City of Winder remain apart on two SDS issues

December 2, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

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.

Winder council meeting schedule changed

November 21, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

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.

Winder council passes resolution supporting local design standards for residences

September 12, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

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.

Three council races to be contested in Winder; three to run for mayor in Statham

August 26, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

There will be three contested city council races in Winder this fall, while Mayor David Maynard appears to be heading for a third term.

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.

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