Coweta Commission

Contractor chosen for Central Park improvements

by Sarah Fay Campbell

Headley Construction of Newnan will be managing the building of a restroom and a concession stand facility at Coweta County’s Central Park soccer complex.

On Tuesday, the Coweta County Board of Commissioners voted to name Headley the construction management company for the project, on the recommendation of the architect. A request for proposals for construction management fees was sent out and Headley was determined to have the lowest and best bid, at $19,000.

The contractor and the architect will work together to determine the actual construction costs, and Headley will then build the facility. The estimated cost is $300,000.

The facility at the sports field near Central Library on Literary Lane off Ebenezer Church Road will include restrooms, a heated and cooled vending area, and a 2,000-square-foot open pavilion with tables.

Commissioner Paul Poole asked Associate Administrator Eddie Whitlock how the grass is doing on the fields. “We had some difficulty early on,” Whitlock said. The cold winter, wet spring, and heavy use did a number on the turf.

“Those fields are recovering. We wish they were in better shape but they’re not,” Whitlock said. "We’re working on getting them repaired.”

In other meeting business:

• Public hearings on the property tax millage rate will be held Aug. 12 at 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Aug. 19 at 6 p.m., during the regularly-scheduled county commission meeting.

The county is proposing to keep the current millage rate, of 6.5 mills for the unincorporated county and 7.75 mills for the cities and towns. But because the value of some properties has increased, the same rate will result in more tax revenue. Three public hearings are required by law for a property tax increase.

• The board, acting as the Solid Waste Authority, approved a request to replace two monitoring wells at the county’s closed landfill off Ishman Ballard Road. The cost will be $14,288. The monitoring wells aren’t producing water for sampling.

• The board approved a proposed road closure on Aug. 19 for the filming of AMC network television show “The Walking Dead.” The proposal is to close a portion of Reese Road from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

There are two options for closure: either Reese Road from Rhoda Road to McIntosh Trail, or Reese from Longstreet Avenue to McIntosh Trail. Letters will be sent to area residents and signs will be set up on Aug. 14.

• The board set a public hearing for Sept. 16 on the rezoning petition of Euro Auctions for property at 300 Raymond Hill Road. The property, which is being used for heavy equipment auctions, has several different zoning classifications. The request is to have the whole property zoned M-Industrial.



More Local

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. MARATHON IRAN NUCLEAR TALKS TO EN ... Read More


Grey Matters dinner filled with insight, laughter

The Grey Matters dinner event, held at The Newnan Centre on Friday, brought a unique perspective to those in attendance. Cowetans were given ... Read More


Mwangaza Children's Choir

Small voices have big impact

Registered in the United States as a non-profit organization, the Africa Renewal Ministries sponsors a ministry outreach which brings the Mw ... Read More


Plant Yates to shut down coal units by mid-April

Georgia Power Plant Yates will officially stop burning coal no later than April 15. Units 1-5 have already stopped being used for “nor ... Read More


major bills still in play

Legislative session almost over

The 2015 Georgia General Assembly session is almost over. There are two more “legislative days” in the session: Tuesday and Thur ... Read More

NTH Turns 150

Family of editor Cates visits first lady

Adolphus Boardman Cates, who published The Newnan Herald for six years in the late 1800s, was a man with many business interests. In additio ... Read More