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Rezoning, sales tax on agenda for commission meeting

  • By Joe Adgie
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  • Nov. 28, 2022 - 6:27 PM

Rezoning, sales tax on agenda for commission meeting

The Newnan Times-Herald

The Coweta County Board of Commissioners will meet on Thursday at 6 p.m. for their regular meeting, the first of two meetings this month.

The commission has a number of items on their agenda, including an intergovernmental agreement for the new local option sales tax agreement.

The Newnan City Council approved the agreement at its most recent meeting last Tuesday. The agreement determines how the revenues from the Local Option Sales Tax are split between the county and its cities.

The city of Newnan, which currently receives 31.19 percent of LOST revenues, will see a decrease to 30.28 percent by 2025. Coweta County, which currently receives 61.41 percent of LOST revenues, will see an increase to 62.71 percent by 2025.

Grantville’s percentage will go from 2.87 percent to 2.32 percent, while Haralson will see a decrease from .16 percent to .13 percent. Moreland will drop from .37 percent to .30 percent, while Sharpsburg will drop from .32 percent to .26 percent.

Senoia will see an increase from 3.13 percent to 3.37 percent, and Palmetto will see an increase from .29 percent to .37 percent. Turin will not see a change and will remain at .26 percent.

The 10-year average for Newnan will be 30.47 percent and Coweta County will be 62.45 percent.

Newnan and Coweta County agreed to the terms at a mediation session last month at the Newnan Centre. The mediation session was necessary after they were unable to come to an agreement during the county’s LOST committee meetings during the summer.

There are a number of other items on the agenda for Thursday’s meeting.

Grace Premier Senior Living of Georgia LLC is requesting a rezoning of around seven acres of land on East Highway 34 in Sharpsburg between the Bradford Station neighborhood and Go Church.

The purpose of the rezoning is for an assisted living/memory care facility, which would be an 84-unit facility with 88 beds, 27 studio units, 28 one-bedroom units, four two-bedroom units and 25 memory care units.

According to county documents, a number of amenities will be included with the facility, including common living and dining areas, activity and club room facilities, a theater, library, salon and laundry room.

The Board of Commissioners will also vote on applying for Local Maintenance Improvement Grants with the Georgia Department of Transportation.

The county has a total of $1,672,784.20 in grant funds available to them. The county is required to match 30 percent of those funds, or $501,835.26.

With those funds, the county intends to work on 12 projects, totaling 8.14 miles. In total, all projects cost a combined $3.78 million. The balance of the project cost, $2.1 million, would be paid for using SPLOST funds.

During the meeting, members of the public will have the opportunity to speak during meetings. There will be two public comment portions during the regular meeting. The first public comment portion will occur at the start of the regular meeting, and will concern items that are on the agenda.

The second public comment portion will concern items not on the agenda, and will occur at the end of the meetings.

A maximum of 20 speakers, 10 at the beginning and 10 at the end, are allowed to address the board. Prior to speaking, each speaker must complete a public comment sign-in form and submit it to the county clerk.

Forms are available at the door to the commission chambers and are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. No prior reservations will be taken for slots.

Each speaker will be allotted a maximum of three minutes to speak.