Newnan Council

City to consider allowing brewery operations

by Celia Shortt

Newnan City Council will vote on changing the town’s ordinance to allow brewery establishments at its Tuesday meeting.

The city has been fielding requests from different business prospects who wish to open and operate a “micro-brewery,” or brewery establishment, inside the Newnan city limits.

As with previous changes allowing for brewpub and growler establishments, council documents said the city is “taking a deliberate, conservative and cautious approach to drafting ordinances that will provide a balance of economic opportunity for new business ventures and striving to promote responsible business development that is compatible with the goals and mission of Newnan.”

Other business at Tuesday’s meeting will include:

• The council will hear a request to accept a portion of Cliffhaven Circle, Worchester Drive, and Lynnfield Drive into the city street system.

• The council will hear a bid for renovations to Ray Park on the city’s west side.

• The council will hear an ownership and maintenance history report for Calhoun Alley.

• Public hearings for properties at 14 Wheat Street, 20 Dixon Street, and 452 East Broad Street will be held.

• The council will hear status reports on structures at 125 LaGrange Street, 7 Upper Mann Street and 48 Fair Street.

• The council will hear a report on the projected cost for demolishing 15R Pinson Street.

• The council will vote on the schedule and policy for the Wesley Street Gym.

• The council will hear a request from Newnan-Coweta Historical Society to hold a Civil War sesquicentennial event all day Oct. 10-12, a Friday through Sunday, which will require some street closings for events.

• The council will hear a request to hold the annual 5K Walk to Benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on Sept. 20, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on their same route beginning and ending at Carl Miller Park.

• The council will hear a request from First Baptist Church for permission to block Brown Street from West Washington Street to Madison Street from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. daily during June 23-27 for vacation Bible school.



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