F'ville Council considers alcohol violations, downtown parking and soccer lighting

Mon, 11/02/2009 - 7:47am
By: Ben Nelms

The Fayetteville City Council will take up a variety of issues Thursday night, including deciding on four alcohol violations from two restaurants, a grocery store and a convenience store. The board will also consider a proposal to alter parking downtown and another relating to the lighting of the privately owned soccer field at Tiger Trail and Hood Avenue.

Aldi Foods, El Ranchero Restaurant, La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant and Phillips 66 Food Mart on North Glynn Street were cited in violation of the alcohol ordinance after an Aug. 7 inspection by Fayetteville Police.

The board Thursday night will also hear a proposal from the Main Street and the city engineering departments to approve a request that Georgia Dept. of Transportation allow the city to change the parallel parking on the Stonewall Avenue side of the old courthouse to angled parking. If approved, the new parking configuration would increase the number of parking spaces from 9 to 18.

Though previously denied by GDOT, city staff found an identical parking situation in Lawrenceville and would like to re-submit the request.

Also at the meeting, council members will again take up the issue of lighting for a soccer field on property owned by Thomas Stephens and located at the corner of Tiger Trail and Hood Avenue.

Stephens was allowed in August to continue to use temporary lighting at the site and was to submit a plan for permanent lighting. City Planner Linwood Robinson said Stephens is requesting that he be given until Dec. 31 to complete the plan.

Robinson said city staff recommend that the temporary lighting be removed if Stephens has not received approval for a permanent plan by that date.

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