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City Council Conducts First Public Hearings Tuesday

Presentations from Wesleyan School and two Buford Highway businesses were on the agenda at the first City Council meeting in the new City Hall. And the mayor announced City Hall now has a phone number.

There was an air of excitement as everyone filed it to take their seats at Tuesday night's City Council meeting - this was the first to be held in the new City Hall.

The council had been meeting at the YMCA since May. In August a building was selected but the space needed painting, carpeting, furniture and some renovations before it was ready.

"Welcome to those of you who are coming here tonight to attend your first City Council meeting," said Mayor Mike Mason who also added his thanks to City Manager, Julian Jackson and Diana Wheeler, the Community Development Director "for all their hard work in getting it ready."

Some 30 people attended the meeting. Peachtree Corners resident Amreeta Regmi was impressed with what she saw. "It's great, I didn't expect it to be so spacious," she said.

The mayor also announced that City Hall now has a telephone number - 678-691-1200.

"I've waited a long time to be able to provide that," said Mason as he recited the number. "It doesn't work yet, it will probably be Friday before it's operational," he added.

In old business, the City Council authorized the agreement with the Georgia Municipal Association to participate in the organization's employees benefit program to provide medical coverage for the city's three employees.

The Council also heard presentations by Wesleyan School for a special use permit which would allow the school to add two additional tennis courts and expand its athletic fields.

Several neighbors living in the Spalding Terrace subdivision, which would be affected, stood up to present their opposition to the plan.

Council also heard presentations from two Buford Highway businesses, one requesting that a required buffer be reduced from 25 feet to 15 and a second requesting a special use permit in an M-1 zoning district to allow truck sales, leasing and service.

A final decision by City Council will be made at the next meeting.

Objet de'Art art gallery owner Sheri Snyder, was recognized by the mayor early in the meeting for the art she provided for the City Hall. She provided a number of pieces, some of the art work is for sale, others have been donated to the City.

 

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