WGTC road name again on Coweta Board's agenda TuesdayBy SARAH FAY CAMPBELL
The naming of the entrance road for the new Coweta campus of West Georgia Technical College will once again be discussed by the Coweta County Board of Commissioners.
Approving a name for the road is on the agenda for Tuesday’s commission meeting.
The commission has twice rejected the technical college’s request to name the entrance road Orchard Hills Parkway because there are already other Coweta roads with “Orchard Hills” in the name. Both times, the vote was 3-2 against approving the request.
Other items to come before the board Tuesday include:
• A public hearing on proposed amendments to the county’s Quality Development Corridor district ordinance. The amendments are minor revisions and clarifications, which don’t make substantive changes to the ordinance requirements.
• The official call for renegotiation between the county and its municipalities on the division of proceeds from the Local Option Sales Tax.
Renegotiating of the distribution is required following each Census. The first meeting on the distribution is scheduled for Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. in the commission chambers.
If an agreement cannot be reached by Dec. 31, the county’s one percent LOST levy will be repealed.
• An amendment to the development agreement between Coweta County and PCH Twelve Parks for the proposed Twelve Parks development near Sharpsburg.
The amendment extends the time frame for the required payments from the developer to the county. The extension is being requested because development of the proposed mixed-use project has not begun due to current economic conditions.
The developers will be required to pay the county $500,000, over five years, beginning when the first certificate of occupancy for a building in the development is issued, or by March 1, 2015, whichever comes first. The money is to be used to “fund any future county infrastructure or service improvements that are necessary to serve” the development. The originally-required amount was $600,000.
The developers have the right to ask for a two-year extension, if no land disturbance permit for the project has been issued by March 1, 2015.
The developer will also have to contribute $100,000 toward the alignment of McIntosh Trail and Reese Road. The payment shall be due at the commencement of the engineering for the intersection project, but not earlier than March 1, 2015. The requirement will terminate on June 1, 2022, if the intersection improvements are not made.
• A bid award for architectural services related to the construction of a county morgue.
• One item not on the agenda is the reconsideration of an ordinance amendment that would extend the prohibition on grass and weeds taller than 12 inches in the yard of a home to all residential properties in the county. Currently, the ordinance only applies to yards in a platted subdivision and commercial properties.
The commissioners voted at the June 5 meeting to table the matter until the June 19 meeting. The issue could be added to the supplemental agenda.