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The bridge is part of a regional strategic plan to provide access to Executive Park and the new Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta medical campus, according to city officials. The flyover bridge would also help alleviate traffic on North Druid Hills Road, according to the city.
Source: Reporter Newspapers

The Social Circle City Council leveled a moratorium on new development in the Jubilee neighborhood off Alcova Drive. The moratorium will last one year or until the council can reconsider the zoning of the property.
Source: Walton Tribune

East Point City Manager Frederick Gardiner will host his annual Budget Open House Meetings to share with East Point residents the proposed budget for FY20.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Commander Kevin Gerhard, who wrote the grant application for the vehicle, said the device will come in handy for crowded or isolated places.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

While Morgan did not state in the letter the reason for his resignation, Councilman J.C. Hosford told the audience at the meeting that Morgan had purchased a home outside the city limits of Flovilla and was therefore no longer eligible to serve.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

The current millage rate, as adopted last year, is 4.083. If rolled back, it would mark the fourth consecutive year that the city has rolled back its millage rate after hitting a high of 4.922 in 2015.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Until just after the start of 2019, Cohilas had served as Clayton County’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer until the position was eliminated following a shift in power among the Clayton County Board of Commissioners.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Clorox has signed a lease for 72,000 square feet in the Hillside building, which is part of the 150-acre Sanctuary Park — one Atlanta’s largest suburban office projects. The company will occupy all of the second and part of the fourth floors in the Hillside building.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

One of the more offbeat events of the spring festival season, a “Drinking Water Festival” will be offered by Roswell to give the public “an opportunity to explore the process for safe drinking water,” as well as kick off National Safe Drinking Water Week.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The country club, a 137-acre property with private golf course acquired by the city in January 2018, is being converted to public recreational space.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The event is held twice a year and is sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. Snellville police partner with PCOM School of Pharmacy at Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine to make the local event happen.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The program recognizes organizations that are driving economic development and job creation, while enhancing quality of life. The three Gwinnett cities are finalists in the hospitality category.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

According to the Garden’s Executive Director Kate McAlpin, expansion includes enhanced signage, expanded parking, better access for school buses, and new ADA-accessible walkways for pedestrians in reaching the Garden’s trails.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The council awarded a contract to Progressive Bike Ramps to build a 3.5-mile multi-use trail system at North Cooper Lake Park for $320,375.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Rome is getting help with the federal directive to stop transporting students on city transit buses by the start of the next school year.
Source: Rome News-Tribune

Savannah city officials are planning to halve the price of on-street parking for eight blocks between Lincoln and Habersham streets north of Oglethorpe Avenue.
Source: Savannah Morning News

With this week dedicated to spring cleanup, the city of Moultrie is offering assistance to residents looking to get rid of debris, appliances, junk cars and other items.
Source: Moultrie Observer

PARC Brookhaven was formed shortly after the city was incorporated. The founding members are residents who were active in various parks advocacy groups before the city incorporated.
Source: Reporter Newspapers

On Monday, a representative from the Georgia Municipal Association reflected on legislation that passed this year, some bills that didn’t make the cut (most didn’t), and what that means for Georgia’s cities.
Source: Gainesville Times

The City Council considered on first read at its April 22 meeting to amend its noise ordinance to restrict the exploding of consumer fireworks to the hours between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m., except on certain holidays designated by the state.
Source: Reporter Newspapers

Visitors to downtown Forsyth will soon be able to ramble around a downtown entertainment district with an alcoholic drink in their hand during certain hours. Council approved a plan on Monday.
Source: Monroe County Reporter

The city of Kennesaw will be celebrating “Georgia Cities Week” April 22-27. The city will be holding a variety of events throughout the week, including hosting Wake-Up KBA, a City Hall Open House and a digital scavenger hunt.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

If you’ve got a security camera on your property, you could help the Marietta Police catch criminals. At Tuesday’s Marietta Public Safety Committee meeting, council members are expected to vote on officially adding the department’s volunteer security camera program.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Tomorrow’s metro Atlanta transit solution could rely in part on technology based on two wheels, from electric scooters to bicycles unlocked by mobile phone applications.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Projects range from commercial office to mixed-use and multiple types of residential.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

AU Medical Center is proposing a medical mixed-use campus consisting of an approximately 600,000-square-foot hospital with associated uses, approximately 125,000 square feet of medical office buildings, and approximately 60,000 square feet of professional, health, and retail uses.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

Spokeswoman for the city Abby Wilkerson said the city's original city hall building, which is almost 60 years old, currently houses the courts. That building will be remodeled to enlarge the lobby and double the court clerk work space.
Source: Access North Georgia

Thursday’s Cartersville City Council meeting began with discussion of a transportation project that — to put it mildly — has hit a few snags over the years.
Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News

City employees and representatives from the Tift County Council on Child Abuse wore blue during their walk around downtown for child abuse awareness and prevention.
Source: Tifton Gazette

The annual Georgia Cities Week celebration will be held April 21-27. Georgia Cities Week gives cities an opportunity to celebrate community achievements, recognize volunteers, and share information about services available to citizens.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise

Valdosta City Council member Vivian Miller-Cody told the Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority she wants to see a new grocery store open in the city.
Source: Valdosta Daily Times

The Cave Spring City Council will meet Tuesday to open construction bids on a massive rehabilitation of the city's failing sewer system.
Source: Rome News-Tribune

The Rome City Commission is expected to decide Monday night on creating a tax allocation district covering the former Kmart property on Hicks Drive.
Source: Rome News-Tribune

The cities of Atlanta and Sandy Springs agreed this week to build a multi-use path running along one of the area’s most important roads. The 2.3-mile trail would span Ga. 400 from Loridans Drive in the Atlanta to south of Johnson Ferry Road in Sandy Springs
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Plans also call for converting Oxbo Drive to a two-way street between Mimosa Boulevard and Atlanta Street, linking Pleasant Hill and Elm streets, and adding turn lanes and traffic signals.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Duluth City Council voted recently to approve a new solid waste contract with Republic Services. The contract maintains residential bag prices at current pricing. City services at the Public Work Complex will be limited to 10 free hauls per month.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“This is an outstanding achievement,” said GMA Executive Director Larry Hanson. “We commend council member Dunn for this accomplishment and for the dedication he’s shown in using this valuable resource to become a more effective city official.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Beginning at Clairemont, the cycle track heads south on Commerce to West Trinity Place, turning east on West Trinity and connecting with the North McDonough Street cycle track that was completed in 2017.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

While the bureau is a nonprofit and a separate entity from the city government, it is funded by the city’s hotel-motel tax. The BCVB is using BrandStrategy, Inc. and Zehnder Communications to help in its branding and marketing effort.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Changes have been approved by the Smyrna City Council for Riverview Landing, the mixed-use development planned along the Chattahoochee River. The Ardent Companies, LLC requested the changes for nearly 17 acres of their total of almost 82 acres - 30 acres to remain open space.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Over the past 15 years, the city of Acworth has been revitalizing the downtown area to make it walkable and economically thriving.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Walnut Grove City Council has called a special work session for Tuesday night to discuss the budget. The 2019-20 budget is the only business on the agenda for the meeting.
Source: Walton Tribune

The city of Loganville passed new alcohol ordinances that allow bars and restaurants anywhere in the city’s Main Street District at Thursday night’s full council meeting.
Source: Walton Tribune

The Dunwoody Sustainability Committee honored corporate and individual honorees as “sustainable heroes” during the recent State of the City community event for their work to create a more environmental-friendly city.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

The task force’s recommendations also included several other ideas that members thought could spur redevelopment, including a multi-use trail, indoor swimming complex and more greenspace access. The city is currently reviewing the recommendations.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Acworth is set to become the latest Cobb city to join the craft beer scene later this year, and in addition to a brewery, the city is expecting to host a “tasting emporium” with over 100 craft beers, wines, ciders and champagnes on tap.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

An estimated $34 million investment into Emory’s 12.7-acre property at 3903, 3949 and 3969 South Cobb Drive, southeast of King Springs Road, is planned following Monday’s 6-0 vote by the Smyrna City Council to rezone the land from office institutional to planned office development.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

The term “ERCDO” may sound like gibberish now, but if things pan out for the City of Euharlee, it could become the municipality’s guiding force for economic development for the foreseeable future.
Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News

As part of their scope, the design team will collect topographic survey information, develop concepts for staff approval, and then move forward with construction plans and specifications for a pad-ready site.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Plans call for a new, 60,000-square-foot worship center with seating for 1,009 people, a large lobby and a two-level children’s wing with nursery and classroom space.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

As required by law, Buford has conducted a self-evaluation of its services, programs, activities, and facilities on public property and within public rights-of-way, and has developed an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan detailing the methods to be used to ensure compliance with ADA accessibility requirements.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Duluth Police Department recently sold 7 vehicles at auction and several rifles to a local gun shop. The vehicles were sold at auction through GovDeals, Inc. and after commission and fees, the city received $19,062. The rifles were sold to Gun Lobby, LLC with the city receiving $5,200.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

K9 Kash’s vest is sponsored by Shaun Leiker of the Allen Lund Company and will be embroidered with “This gift of protection provided by Allen Lund Co.” The vest is expected to be delivered within eight to 10 weeks, Powder Springs police said.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

For the pilot, Lyft will work with some community partners to identify the 300 families. Then, using geofencing technology, they’ll bring them to participating grocery stores. The goal is to give families better access to healthier foods.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

Kristi Tevepaugh is officially a member of the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority's Resident Advisory Board where she will serve a one year term.
Source: Polk County Standard Journal

On Tuesday, officials from The Friends of The Thread, the City of LaGrange and LaGrange College gathered to officially announce the completion of the LaGrange College segment of The Thread.
Source: LaGrange Daily News

As of June 1, 2019, the City of LaGrange will no longer service dumpsters — commercial or otherwise — due to a LaGrange City Council, Solid Waste Management Authority decision to sell commercial sanitation assets, including trucks built for the purpose.
Source: LaGrange Daily News

Dunwoody residents Jim Sturgis, Ron Silvers, Jim Beattie and Stan Bernstein were recently honored for their 10 years of service as volunteer bailiffs for the city’s Municipal Court.
Source: Reporter Newspapers

With only 1,256 people casting ballots, Brown won 53 percent of the vote to claim the post. The political newcomer says he’ll approach his new role on the city council from an “independent perspective.”
Source: GPB News

The council approved a measure that Police Chief Clifford Kelker said would give the department the ability to train candidates more thoroughly and widen the pool of applicants for existing vacant positions.
Source: Clayton News Daily

The legislation would also change the definition of smoking to include electronic devices, such as vape pens. Cigar bars and hookah lounges would be allowed an exemption to the ban.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

City Attorney Jim Homans urged the city to take the terrorism and cyberterrorism options that are available. Homans said recently several cities have been victims of ransomware attacks.
Source: Access North Georgia

City leaders say that the downtown area has grown rapidly and what is officially designated as downtown is ready to expand so additional businesses can take advantage of the services provided by Main Street Gainesville.
Source: Access North Georgia

The Milton City Council has approved retaining The Mercer Group to help the city find a new director of public works, paying a base fee of $17,500 and reimbursing the consultant up to $3,900 for direct expenses of the search.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Millard Inc. Architects will handle design and engineering and construction estimates for the expansion to accommodate the boy’s and girls’ gymnastics program.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Duluth Planning Commission recommended approval with conditions among which include spillover lighting and noise from the larger outparcel will not affect the single-family homes nearby.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The mixed-use development includes shops, restaurants, entertainment venues, and a 2+ acre Town Green. The oval-shaped lawn is surrounded by two open air pavilions, performance stage, large screen TVs, café tables, and a nearby veterans’ monument.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Using 2009 SPLOST Recreation Funds the city will add $116,512 to the Rogers Bridge Park - Park Areas - Restrooms - Professional Services budget item.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Construction for the park is scheduled to begin in May, with completion scheduled for January 2020, weather permitting.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The ordinance, which passed unanimously at Tuesday night’s Chamblee City Council meeting, lays out a process for people to file a complaint with the city if they feel they were discriminated against.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Last month all MCS bus drivers and monitors attended a three-day training to become certified by the American Heart Association in CPR, First Aid and Stop the Bleed training.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Historic District Board of Review last week approved the U.S. General Services Administration’s plans for a federal courthouse annex on the southeast trust lot of Telfair Square.
Source: Savannah Morning News

Pooler City Council on Monday tabled two petitions to rezone land on Quacco Road, and denied a 391-unit multi-family development in a narrow 3-2 vote.
Source: Savannah Morning News

An agreement for the city of Statesboro to reimburse landowners up to $4.75 million for infrastructure improvements — such as road construction — in the Old Register Road Tax Allocation District has been added to City Council's 5:30 p.m. Tuesday agenda.
Source: Statesboro Herald


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