News Line for Lula

Lula mayor breaks tie vote on rezoning
In a rare tie breaking vote, Lula Mayor Milton Turner Monday night decided to support a rezoning request from trucking terminal owner Tony McGuire of Gainesville to change his 17 acre tract at Mountain View and Highway 365 from Highway Business to Light Industrial.
Source: Access North Georgia

Officials conclude tax input meetings
While comments on The Times website and Facebook page often reveal opposition to a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII, residents at the last of three meetings Thursday in Gainesville to gather public input on what projects to fund said they supported the tax.
Source: Gainesville Times

Lula adopts 2015 budget
Lula City Council unanimously adopted an $808,000 general fund budget for the 2015 fiscal year Monday night, pumping an additional $27,000 into improving local parks.
Source: Gainesville Times

Officials to discuss new SPLOST projects, timetable tonight
Local government officials will meet tonight to strategize about a new special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII, that is likely to come up for a ballot referendum this fall.
Source: Gainesville Times

Downtown revitalizing is all the rage for city centers
City Councilwoman Mary Jones remembers a totally different downtown Flowery Branch not so long ago.
Source: Gainesville Times

Lula confers with residents on bracing for coming growth
The displays at the Lula Train Depot depicted a reinvigorated downtown, with storefronts getting a makeover and a “streetscaping” effort sprucing up Main Street.
Source: Gainesville Times

Lula to consider council member pay, reimbursement
Lula is looking to set limits on unforeseen compensation and reimbursement of expenses.
Source: Gainesville Times

Smith only qualifier for Lula's special election
Just one person qualified last week for a special election next month to replace Norman Harrop on the Lula City Council.
Source: Gainesville Times

One candidate qualifies for special Lula city election
Only one candidate qualified this week for a special election May 20 to fill a vacancy on the Lula City Council.
Source: Access North Georgia

Lula prepares for May 20 election
Lula officials are gearing up for a special election to replace City Councilman Norman Harrop, who is preparing for a move of his own.
Source: Gainesville Times

Meeting to set stage for new SPLOST
Hall County and area municipal officials will gather today to begin laying the groundwork for a new special purpose local option sales tax.
Source: Gainesville Times

Lula council member resigns; city hoping to lower debt on wastewater treatment plant
Lula city officials are looking at paying down the principal on the new wastewater treatment plant and, thus, reducing the debt on the facility by almost one-half.
Source: Access North Georgia