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