Council to meet on Howard Warner School
by Celia Shortt
Newnan City Council Tuesday heard an update from the Howard Warner Committee about uses for the historic school on Savannah Street southeast of downtown.
There are several groups interested in using the facility, but the committee is asking the council for assistance in funding that is keeping them from finishing their task of having someone occupy the building. The groups that are interested will come meet with members of the city council to discuss further options.
In other business:
• City council presented a proclamation for Constitution Week to members of the local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter.
• Approved were revisions to the Gateway Signage Master Plan, and the project can proceed.
• Council awarded a contract of $52,659.70 to Integrated Construction and Nobility, Inc. for the Belt Road guardrail.
• Approved was an agreement with J. Smith Lanier regarding the use of Protected Health Information.
• Council approved a liquor license for the new owner of Temple Food Mart and for the personnel change at Winning Venture, Inc. D/B/A J Paul’s Sports Bar & Grill.
• A rezoning request from Heath Hawkins on behalf of Davis Development to rezone a portion of Newnan Crossing Boulevard East was given to the council for information purposes only. It is currently before the Planning Commission for consideration recommendation.
• Council scheduled a public hearing for the property at 125 LaGrange Street on Oct. 22, 2013.
• Council heard status reports on 7 Burdett Place, 7 Upper Mann Street, and 48 Fair Street.
• Council approved a request from the American Cancer Society to hold their 5K Walk on Oct. 19 at Ashley Park at 8 a.m. Portions of the nearby streets will be temporarily closed.
• Approved was a request from Full Circle Toys to close Madison Street between Jefferson and Perry Streets from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 for an event.
• Council approved a request from the Newnan Junior Service League to set up a collection point on the Court Square to hold their 30th Annual Can-A-Thon which will benefit the Coweta Community Food Pantry on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Council approved a request from March of Dimes to hold the 2014 March for Babies Coweta Walk on May 17, 2014, beginning at 10 a.m. on the route they have used in the past years which begins and ends at Carl Miller Park.
• Approved was a request from Four Corners Church to hold their Barbeque Fundraiser Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and to close portions of the streets near the church.