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.
The Winder City Council, on Tuesday, voted to deny a request to rezone a little more than two acres at 251 North Broad St. in order to allow for the sale of storage buildings on the property.
The Winder City Council on Tuesday voted to buy 19.3 acres along South Broad Street so the city can construct a walking trail that will be aimed at connecting downtown with Fort Yargo State Park. The purchase agreement with the Wilkins family is for $279,345.
The Winder City Council recently voted to appeal a decision by the Georgia Department of Health that effectively stops the city from trying to hire its own ambulance service.
Proposed state legislation that would limit local governments’ ability to regulate housing construction has the backing of home builder and real estate agent groups, but has garnered opposition from local government associations in Georgia as well as Winder and Barrow County leaders.
The state’s top public health official has overruled a November decision not to open a zone for the City of Winder to have its own emergency medical services, separate from Barrow County Emergency Services, and also has ordered all of the coverage area in Barrow County to be opened up to proposals.