Public hearing tonight at 6 on county budgetBy SARAH FAY CAMPBELL
A public hearing on Coweta County’s fiscal year 2013 budget is on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Coweta County Board of Commissioners.
The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the county commission chambers on Perry Street. The meeting, which is normally held on the first Tuesday of the month, was moved to today because of Labor Day.
Other items on the agenda include:
• A request by Stalwart Films to close a portion of Coweta-Heard Road for filming of AMC hit cable TV show “The Walking Dead.”
• A decision on the request of The Heritage School for a variance of the planting requirements around a newly-constructed detention pond. The detention pond was built as part of an expansion of the school. The pond is completely surrounded by forest, according to the planning department.
The planning department and Coweta Board of Zoning Appeals recommended approval.
• A decision on the request of Richard Powell for a front building line setback variance for property at 669 Ragsdale Road, Sharpsburg.
According to the planning department report, Powell placed a pre-fabricated accessory building that encroaches upon the required 100-foot front building setback. The structure is 30 feet from the right-of-way.
The planning department and board of zoning appeals recommended denial.
• A request from Sirens Media to film exterior shots at the Coweta County Justice Center. The filming is for a television program on the Investigation Discovery channel.
• Appointment of a voting delegate for the Association County Commissioners of Georgia business session.
• Approval of a consultant for services related to the update of the joint comprehensive transportation plan.
• A decision on the purchase of Cisco networking hardware for use at the fairgrounds, Coweta County Fire Department stations, and the Temple Avenue senior center. The equipment will be used to implement “IP” phones at those locations. The low bid is $6,563.20.