News Line for Griffin

City considers de-annexing site for support facility
To qualify as rural development, a proposed transitional support facility for female veterans has to be de-annexed by the city of Griffin.
Source: Griffin Daily News

Smart meters mean due date options
Starting on Monday, Aug. 18, City of Griffin utility customers will be able to select the date that their utility statement will be due.
Source: Griffin Daily News

City to push $8 million in projects back to FY 2015
The City of Griffin will be pushing some $8.1 million in projects back to 2015.
Source: Griffin Daily News

Morrow reappointed to GMA Legislative Policy Council
Griffin Board of Commissioners member Dick Morrow has been reappointed to serve on the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Legislative Policy Council.
Source: Griffin Daily News

City applying for grant for roof repairs
Griffin is applying for a grant for patchwork to the roof at the old city hall building.
Source: Griffin Daily News

Airport deal reached Friday
The City of Griffin and Spalding County commissions along with the Griffin-Spalding Airport Authority now have an agreement to come up with a new agreement on the new airport.
Source: Griffin Daily News

SPLOST agreement defines projects and splits
Griffin and Spalding County have each approved an intergovernmental agreement on the next special purpose local option sales tax which will be on the November ballot.
Source: Griffin Daily News

City approves $1.8 milllion in water-related expenses
At the first meeting of the new fiscal year, the City of Griffin approved $1,817,034.40 in annual water and wastewater department purchases of materials and services.
Source: Griffin Daily News

Griffin asking voters for bonds for SPLOST
Griffin will be asking city residents to approve bonds for some of its SPLOST projects.
Source: Griffin Daily News

Griffin considering medical facility on Greenbelt Parkway
The City of Griffin Board of Commissioners will be considering zoning changes to permit a hospital in the industrial park.
Source: Griffin Daily News

Griffin votes to continue warranty program
Griffin voted to continue the warranty program on water and wastewater lines by a 4-3 vote.
Source: Griffin Daily News

City OKs $109 million budget
The City of Griffin Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a $109 million city budget for fiscal year 2014-15.
Source: Griffin Daily News

Griffin submits $109 million budget
The City of Griffin is proposing a .5 mill property tax reduction for its fiscal year 2015 budget.
Source: Griffin Daily News

City accepts $11 million GEFA loan
The City of Griffin accepted an $11 million loan for work on water and sewer facilities.
Source: Griffin Daily News

Griffin gets wastewater infrastructure loan
Griffin has been awarded a $500,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) loan by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) board of directors.
Source: Griffin Daily News

Board approves deal with 1888 and GSDA
The Griffin Board of Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding with the Griffin-Spalding County Development Authority, 1888 Mills and the city, related in part to the water and sewer system upgrades the city is providing.
Source: Griffin Daily News

Land Bank trying to sell eyesore
The Griffin Spalding Land Bank Authority is working to do something with a historic eyesore on Meriwether Street.
Source: Griffin Daily News

Film industry boosts local economy
The community is benefitting from the growth of the film industry in Georgia. “It’s been huge for Georgia since tax credits were passed by the Legislature in 2010,” said Griffin Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Kenwin Hayes.
Source: Griffin Daily News

Survey says: What SPLOST projects do you want?
Spalding County and the City of Griffin are conducting a survey to see what projects voters would support in the upcoming special purpose local option sales tax vote in November.
Source: Griffin Daily News

Transit study in final phases
Does the Griffin-Spalding County area need fixed route bus service? The city and county are conducting a transit feasibility study to determine the need, most appropriate type of service, the costs and options for proceeding towards implementation.
Source: Griffin Daily News

Downtown plans moving ahead
The Griffin Downtown Development Authority’s plans for Solomon Street Park at the old city hall site are moving forward, with the city authorizing a private fundraising campaign for the park.
Source: Griffin Daily News

Airport Authority forming public information committee
Following the county’s decision earlier this month to put the new airport before the voters, the Griffin Spalding Airport Authority is putting together a public information committee to put the facts out.
Source: Griffin Daily News

City OKs change to sign rules
Griffin is changing its sign ordinance. The Griffin Board of Commissioners voted 4-2 Tuesday to amend the ordinance, which if approved on second reading, would prohibit any type of movement, including animation, longer than 10 seconds on changeable copy signs.
Source: Griffin Daily News

City authorizes condemnation for airport property
Griffin has authorized the condemnation of two acres at the end of the runway of the current airport.
Source: Griffin Daily News

Griffin Power bills to go up $4
The City of Griffin Board of Commissioners voted 4-2 Tuesday night on what will end up being about a $4 monthly increase in customers’ electric bills.
Source: Griffin Daily News

City asks for money promised
The Griffin-Spalding Development Authority is being asked to come up with the money it committed to provide the city for sewer plant expansion.
Source: Griffin Daily News

Griffin to vote Tuesday on electric increase
The City of Griffin Board of Commissioners will discuss Tuesday morning and vote Tuesday night on what could end up being about a $4 monthly increase in customers’ electric bills.
Source: Griffin Daily News

Griffin names new police chief
The City of Griffin announced Steven Dale Heaton will assume the duties of Griffin police chief on April 14.
Source: Griffin Daily News

City OKs naming policy
The decision to name something after someone in the City of Griffin ultimately remains a decision of the city’s board of commissioners.
Source: Griffin Daily News

Griffin Power Director gives update on department
Griffin Power Director Bill Bosch spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Griffin Wednesday. And aside from providing an update on his department, Bosch spent a good part of his presentation talking about increases in electric bills.
Source: Griffin Daily News

Griffin Power explains inner workings at town hall meeting
At a sparsely attended town hall meeting, Griffin Power explained how the electric system works and how bills are calculated.
Source: Griffin Daily News