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Senoia windmill approved

  • By Sarah Fay Campbell
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  • May. 10, 2018 - 5:37 AM

A new windmill will be coming to downtown Senoia – and it will have a sprinkler system.

* Potential spoilers *

The windmill will be a set piece for “The Walking Dead,” and will be built at the Alexandria set, located in the Gin Property residential development in downtown Senoia.

The Senoia City Council approved a height variance for the windmill at this week’s city council meeting.

Location Manager Mike Riley told the city council that he had met with the fire marshall and those responsible for the safety design of the windmill, and the main structure will have to be less than 40 feet tall. With the blades, the total height will be around 65 feet, he said. A sprinkler system will be installed inside the tower.

No one spoke either in favor or in opposition to the height variance at the council meeting.

Riley appeared before the Coweta County Board of Commissioners Tuesday night.

“I’m coming to say hello again,” Riley said. “We are starting Season 9 of the series and I wanted to thank the commissioners and citizens for allowing us to film these past seasons. It’s been a great experience for us. It looks like we’re going to keep going for a while longer.

“We do appreciate everything you’ve done for us and we look forward to working with you on the future,” he added.

Commissioner Bob Blackburn said he saw a photo of Riley with Gov. Nathan Deal.

“We were filming at the capitol for a few days,” Riley said.