The Fayette Citizen-News Page
Friday, August 21, 1998
Coweta commissioners deny cell tower, approve beer and wine license

Contributing Writer

Despite lasting just over an hour, Tuesday's meeting of the Coweta County Board of Commissioners was not without controversy.

The commission denied a reguest by Group EMF to place a wireless communications tower on Ga. Highway 34. Several residents in the area had complained about the tower at last Thursday's public hearing and said it didn't belong in their neighborhood.

In other action, the county:

· Approved an application for a 1998 beer and wine license by Sheila Carter, owner of the Borderline Bar & Grill was approved. The bar is located on west Ga. Highway 16 in Newnan and was formerly known as Riverside Restaurant & Lounge.

· Approved rezoning appli-cations by Edwin L. Wyrick, Centre Pointe Group and Thomas B. Summer.

· Placed Winston Skinner on the Region 4 EMS Council. The seat was vacated by Ron Gauze. The representative to the Department of Family and Children Services Board, Venetta Lay, was reappointed, as were Mel Harvey and Lindsey Barron to the Coweta County Residential Care Facilities Authority.

· Signed an agreement between Newnan Water, Sewerage and Light Commission and the board. The agreement covers the purchase of the existing sewer interceptor line located off Sullivan Road.

Newnan Utilities will pay $225,000 in cash and the remaining $225,000 will be credited by Coweta County to Newnan Utilities. The county will continue to collect its existing monthly sewer treatment fees from existing customers and any new customers until this additional $225,000 has been collected and applied toward the sales price.

· Announced that Goodwyn Road, in the Raymond Community, will be closed for through traffic for as much as a year. The county is replacing the bridge on the road and the portion closed will be from Poplar Road to East Highway 16 at Raymond. It will remain open for local traffic only.The date for its closing is Aug. 27.

· Accepted several roads into the county's maintenance program. Roads accepted include:

Leesburg Plantation, Phase B, which includes Bloomfield Way and Jackson's Valley.

The roadways in O'Dell Farms, Phase B, which include O'Dell Ridge, Dad's Walk and Ol' Blue's Point.

· Signed off on a change order for relocation of a water main on Hwy. 34 was approved. The order was approved in the amount of $44,038.68 to install additional items and additional quantities in replacing a water main between the old Hwy. 34 water main crossing and Walt Sanders Road. The total project is expected to cost $1.47million.

· Awarded a contract to McLain, Steele & Associates for $2,000, plus $75 per hour for ground verification. The contract is for a site topographic survey at the new fairgrounds site on Pine Road. The area covers approximately 66.8 acres.

· Signed a contract for gas service at the new recreation complex on Ga. Highway 16 East. A contract between the Atlanta Gas Light Company and the board was executed in the amount of $6,160.00.

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