Senoia wall could be up for years

by Sarah Fay Campbell

Seven households in Senoia may be behind a wall for years to come.

Monday night, representatives from Stalwart Films and Raleigh Studios requested the extension of two road closures, and a permit for a 15 foot wall, through at least November of 2016, with the option of extending them through January of 2019.

A portion of the Gin Property development is being walled off to serve as a set for the filming of “The Walking Dead."

The closures of Morgan Street and Amey Street, and a temporary certificate of appropriateness for the wall, were approved by the Senoia City Council two weeks ago.

Mike Riley, location manager for Stalwart Films, appeared before the council Monday night to request the extension of the permits.

“We are fairly certain we will be here at least another year and a half with this current set,” Riley said. And there is a “good possibility” that it will extend beyond that.

Because the original street closure permits were issued after a public hearing, a new public hearing will be required, and the council voted to set it for Aug. 18.

According to City Attorney Drew Whalen, the council cannot take action that would bind a future council, and therefore couldn’t extend the permit beyond Dec. 31, 2015. That’s when the terms of two councilmember expire. The council could then vote in 2015 to extend the permits further.

For more on this issue see Wednesday’s Newnan Times-Herald.



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