Newnan Council

Brewery establishments back on agenda

by W. Winston Skinner

The possibility of allowing brewery establishments is back on the Newnan City Council agenda for its meeting Tuesday afternoon.

The council has a full agenda, since the meeting will include items remaining from the Jan. 28 meeting — canceled because of ice and snow — and business that has cropped up more recently. The brewery issue was on the Jan. 28 agenda.

Several entrepreneurs have approached the city about the possibility of opening a “micro-brewery,” or brewery establishment in the city.

A change order for the Newnan Hospital redevelopment project will be discussed Tuesday. A recommendation from the Howard Warner Commission on uses for the historic black school is also expected at the meeting — which is set for 2:30 p.m.

Also on the agenda:

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

• A bid will be considered for renovations to Ray Park on the city’s west side.

• Heard will be an ownership and maintenance history report for Calhoun Alley.

• Public hearings are set for properties at 14 Wheat St., 20 Dixon St., and 452 East Broad St.

• Status reports will be heard on structures at 125 LaGrange St., 7 Upper Mann St., 48 Fair St. 39 Ray St. and 4 Dewey St. The council is expected to set hearings for 36 Dewey St., 80 West Washington St. and 96 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

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

• The schedule and policy for the Wesley Street Gym will be considered for a vote.

• A request will be heard 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.

• A request will be heard 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.

• First Baptist Church is requesting 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.

• Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce is requesting to hold a meeting and tour event on the square on Oct. 30.

• Council will review a proposal amend the Parks and Tree Commission to include an increase in membership to seven — with one city liaison.

• Appointments to the Cultural Arts Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission and the Tree Commission will be discussed. Resignations of Minerva Winslow from the Cultural Arts Commission and Sam Edwards from the Downtown Development Authority are also on the agenda.

• A public hearing is set for an alcohol pouring license for Leaf and Bean Newnan LLC on West Court Square.

• The council will decide whether to have the planning commission consider possible zoning and subdivision ordinance changes. Amending the zoning ordinance to allow archery ranges in the CCS zoning district is also proposed. • A request will be heard from Elizabeth Crain to accept Farmer Commercial Park Drive into the city’s street system.

• An analysis of drainage for Domineck Street and Tuxedo Avenue will be shared.

• The council will be asked to renew its agreement with the Georgia Department of Driver’s Services to perform online motor vehicle history checks on current and prospective employees.

• City employee Benny Hayes will be recognized on his retirement.



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