Newnan City Council

Youth Council sworn in at meeting

by Celia Shortt

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Newnan City Attorney C. Bradford Sears Jr. swears in members of the Newnan Youth Council at Tuesday’s Newnan City Council meeting. 


This year’s Newnan Youth Council was sworn in at Tuesday's Newnan City Council meeting.

“The purpose of the Newnan Youth Council is to teach these young men and women about city government and the city in which they live,” said Newnan Mayor Keith Brady. “I congratulate you on being chosen and look forward to working with you over the next year.”

Started in 2008, the Newnan Youth Council consists of students from local high schools.

The Newnan Cultural Arts Commission also presented a Municipal Building Redevelopment Plan for the city's facility on Jefferson Street, which will be vacated by the Police Department when Newnan's new public safety complex is completed. The plan included potential uses for the facility as well as a management structure.

“I think we need a little more time with this,” said Newnan City Manager Cleatus Phillips. “We need to get some other projects finished first.”

The new public safety complex – under construction on the site of the old Hannah Homes public housing development on Jefferson Street – is scheduled for completion in November 2014. The council voted to approve the plan and go forward with it conceptually.

In other business, council:

• Heard rezoning request RZ2013-02 from Jeff Duncan to rezone part of Millard Farmer Industrial Boulevard from HV (Heavy Industrial) to CGN (General Commercial). Currently, the request is before the city Planning Commission for consideration and recommendation.

• Approved the transfer of a surplus 2000 Sterling Jet Truck to Newnan Utilities, and passed a surplus property declaration and disposition.

• Conducted public hearings on 5 Westgate Park Drive, 14 Reynolds Street, and 15R Pinson Street. The Westgate and Reynolds property owners were given 45 days to repair or demolish. The Pinson property owner was given 90 days to repair or demolish.

• Granted the owner of 264 Greenville Street a 90-day extension to complete necessary repairs.

• Approved Newnan High School’s request to hold its annual homecoming parade on Thursday, Sept. 26, beginning at 5:30 p.m., along the regular annual route. Armory Road will be closed from 4:30-7 p.m. for assembly and departure. Portions of Temple Avenue and Kellogg Street will be blocked from 5:45-7:30 p.m. to disband, and South Court Square will be closed from 7-8 p.m. for the school's pep rally.

• Approved a request from the Greater Mt. Zion Women’s Missionary to hold a cancer walk on Oct. 19 beginning at 9 a.m.

• Approved a request to hold the 2014 Run for Angels beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.

• Approved First Baptist Church’s request to close Madison Street to through traffic from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. on Oct. 11, Nov. 22, and Dec. 7 to host Mobile Food Pantry events which will distribute large volumes of food to the community.



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