News Line for Griffin

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Griffin Power considering cost adjustment
Griffin Power is considering a small cost adjustment beginning in April.
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Residents opposed to removal of stores
Residents of the Fairmont community let city officials know Monday night they did not want to lose two stores in the area.
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City will host community meeting next Monday
Two Hill Street intersection projects have residents of the Fairmont community asking questions.
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Arbor Day planting at gardens set for Friday
The City of Griffin has proclaimed Friday as Arbor Day and has chosen the Healthy Life Community Gardens as one of its Arbor Day projects.
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City approves airport agreements
The City of Griffin Board of Commissioners approved two agreements with the Griffin-Spalding Airport Authority.
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Griffin to vote on airport agreements Tuesday
The City of Griffin Board of Commissioners will vote Tuesday on two agreements with the Griffin-Spalding Airport Authority.
Source: Griffin Daily News

Pay study: City only 'a little off'
The city of Griffin may consider implementing a new job classification and pay plan for city employees.
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City will make another offer on 800 MHz
Griffin will be proposing an intergovernmental agreement with the county on funding for maintenance of the county’s 800 MHz system.
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Griffin to vote on two airport agreements
The City of Griffin Board of Commissioners will vote Tuesday on two agreements with the Griffin-Spalding Airport Authority.
Source: Griffin Daily News

McLemore elected city chairman for first time
Ryan McLemore was elected chairman of the City of Griffin Board of Commissioners by his fellow commissioners Tuesday night.
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Airport awaits word on funding from FAA
The Griffin-Spalding Airport Authority is waiting to hear from the Federal Aviation Administration on funding for the new airport.
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19 homes will be leveled
Demolition should be starting soon on 19 homes owned by the Griffin Spalding Land Bank Authority.
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Bathrooms added to park agreement
With the planned purchase of a mobile restroom for the Park at Sixth, the city and county had to add it to the intergovernmental agreement they have related to the park.
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City looking at railroad fencing
Georgia Highway 155 is a gateway into the City of Griffin, and the city’s Downtown Development Authority is looking for a way to clean that up.
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County, city to meet again on 800 MHz user fees
Spalding County and the city of Griffin are scheduled to meet again next month to try and work out user fees the city will have to pay for using the county 800 MHz communication system.
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Griffin PD holding K-9 fund-raiser
The Griffin Police Department will be raising money to buy bulletproof vests and first aid kits for the police dogs.
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Chuck Smith recognized as November's Strongest Link
Chuck Smith was recognized by the City of Griffin as November’s Strongest Link recipient. Smith is a supervisor in the Street Department and was nominated “outside the department,” explained Public Works Director Brant Keller.
Source: Griffin Daily News

Griffin advised to allow group homes
Griffin may be making changes to allow group homes in all residential districts of the city.
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Police main part of reorganization plan
The Griffin Police Department is a large part of the proposed reorganization of the city’s administrative structure.
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City to weigh administrative changes
At Tuesday night’s Griffin Board of Commissioners meeting, the commissioners will be asked to consider City Manager Kenny Smith’s recommendation to make changes, including moving Code Enforcement from Development Services into Public Safety and separating the positions of police chief and public safety director.
Source: Griffin Daily News

Residents asked to pick among intersection designs
The City of Griffin Board of Commissioners voted earlier this month to support a roundabout at the Northside Drive/Tuskegee Avenue intersection. Griffin Public Works Director Brant Keller said the roundabout would make the intersection a gateway to the city.
Source: Griffin Daily News

City releases interactive yard waste map
To make it easier for customers to identify which week their yard waste will be picked up, the City of Griffin now has an interactive map.
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Committee revisits SPLOST possibility
Griffin City Manager Kenny Smith explained the special purpose local option sales tax is not a wish list.
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Griffin BOC votes to accept election results
The City of Griffin Board of Commissioners voted 5-1 Tuesday night to accept the results of the Nov. 5 city elections.
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Morrow, McLemore win; Beyah loses
Griffin Board of Commissioners members Dick Morrow and Ryan McLemore won re-election on Tuesday night, while incumbent Shaheer Beyah was defeated by challenger Rodney McCord.
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Griffin seeking funding for water and sewer projects
Griffin is seeking about $18 million for water and sewer system upgrades.
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Place in Peril
Griffin’s historic City Hall building has been included on the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2014 list of 10 Places in Peril. Griffin City Manager Kenny Smith said Tuesday the city applied for that designation.
Source: Griffin Daily News