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Planning commission retains officers for 2018


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jan. 20, 2018 - 3:44 PM

The members of the Newnan Planning Commission must like their officers.

At their first meeting of 2018, the board members present unanimously re-elected their chairman, Greg Gause, and vice chair, Proctor Smith. All members were present except Clay McEntire.

The commission also approved the annexation of 50 acres at 1 Young Ave. The property belongs to the city of Newnan and is the location of the Newnan Utilities Cabin, which is used for a variety of public events each year.

Though the land belongs to the city, it is located in unincorporated Coweta County. A recent annexation of neighboring land now gives the tract a border with property inside the city limits.

The property around it is residential or vacant, and the use of the land for the foreseeable future is likely to be recreation and open space.

“That’s pretty straightforward,” Gause said after the presentation about the annexation. Smith made a motion to accept the recommendation to annex the land, which passed unanimously.