At the Spalding County Commissioners regular scheduled meeting 10-16-17:
Warden Humphrey formally recognized the counseling staff and programs instructor at the Correctional Institute.
The Spalding County CI has been awarded a commemorative plaque from the Department of Corrections for having the highest number of program completions this fiscal year than any other county facility in the State. 615 inmates completed various training courses. Additionally the Spalding County CI had the second highest rate of program completions overall – State or County.
Approved: a Proclamation celebrating the 175th Anniversary of the Meridian Sun Lodge No. 26.
The Lodge has requested that Commissioner Ray present the proclamation at their celebration on November 19, 2017.
Freemasonry is the world’s first and largest fraternity, based on the belief that each man can make a difference in the world. Freemasonry enhances and strengthens the character of the individual by providing opportunities for fellowship, charity and education.
Meridian Sun Lodge No. 26, was chartered on November 12, 1842 and is just two years younger than the City of Griffin. During Meridian Sun Lodge’s 175 years of existence, it has been one of the most active and influenential Masonic organizations in the State of Georgia.
In the early 1900’s, Meridian Sun Lodge was one of the leading lodges to assist in the erection and organization of the Masonic Orphans Home in Macon. The Meridian Sun Lodge has played a great part in providing relief work to Griffin area families over the Years. Many of the local leaders have become State and National leaders in the Masonic Fraternity.
Approved: on second reading to amend and replace in it’s entirety the Spalding County Code Of Ordinances, Part VII – Animals Control- Chapter 1 -with references to only “dogs/cats” changed to “Animals” due to pet owners have pets other than dogs and cats.
Approved: on second reading an Amendment to The Uniform Ordinance Code, Subdivision
Ordinance, adding criteria for extension of approval of preliminary plat after expiration of 2 years.
In determining whether a request for extension of approval of a preliminary plat should be granted, the planning commission shall consider eight factors outlined in the code. If the extension request is approved, preliminary plat approval shall be effective and binding upon the planning commission for a period of no more than two (2) years from the date of approval. The planning commission shall not grant more than two (2) extensions for preliminary plat approval.
Pursuant to Spalding County Code of Ordinances, all alcohol license renewals must be approved by the Board of Commissioners.
Approved: 2018 Alcohol Beverage License Renewals for Consumption on Premises for:
..Big Jim’s Wing Shack located at 1557B Williamson Rd.
..Griffin Moose Lodge #1503, located at 1435 Zebulon Rd.
..Mama’s Country Showcase, located at 2700 N. Expressway.
Approved: the 2018 Alcohol License Renewal for:
.. Jackson Beverages, located at 915 S. Pinehill Rd.
..Carver Bottle Shop, located at 1557 D Williamson Rd.
..Sam’s Package Store, located at 1301 N. Hill Street
Approved: 2018 alcohol license renewal for Retail Sale of Beer and Wine for:
..362 Express located at 1600 Williamson Rd.
..A-1 Food Mart located at 1650 N. Hill Street
..Circle K. Stores, Inc. d.b.a Circle K #2723331 located at 3420 Jackson Rd.
..Cole’s Corner located at 7051 Newnan Rd.,Brooks
..Expressway Food Mart located at 2903 N. Expressway
..Exxon Food Mart located at 2295 N. Expressway
..Food Station located at 1779 Zebulon Rd.
..Huckaby’s located at 7652 Hwy 16, Brooks,
..JV’s Corner located at 1700 Zebulon Rd.
..Petro South located at 1639 N. Hill St.
.Prince Food Mart located at 3425 Jackson Rd.
..Super Food located at 2529 OldAtlanta Rd.
Approved: 2018 Alcohol License Renewals for Retail Sale of Beer for:
..Copeland Grocery located at 1578 Highfalls Rd.
..Highfalls Country Store located at 2662 Highfalls Rd.
..S & M Grocery located at 3244 Highfalls Rd.
..Valero Food Mart located at 2995 N. Expressway,
Approved: a new2018 Alcohol Beverage License for Consumption on Premises for:
..Sun City Peachtree Golf Club for the new applicant, Eric Steele.
Approved: a new2018 Alcohol License for Retail Sale of Beer and Wine for:
..Zetella Express, for the newapplicant Brittney Holloway, located at 4319 Newnan Rd.
Approved: a request from Judge Thacker to introduce local legislation to use his authority to hold people in contempt for failure to appear in court. A failure to appear would fit under the definition of “contempt”. The statute allows him to issue fines up to $1000 to offset administrative cost for a contempt offense. This would include anyone who fails to appear, not just the criminals.
Approved: the cancellation of the November 20, 2017 Board of Commissioner’s Extraordinary Session due to the observance of the Thanksgiving Holidays.
Approved: the 2018 Holiday Schedule. The 10 paid holidays per the Personnel Ordinance.
January 01: New Year’s Day
January15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
March 30: Good Friday
May 28: Memorial Day
July 04: Independence Day
September 03: Labor Day
November 22: Thanksgiving Day
November 23: Thanksgiving Day
December 24: Christmas Eve
December 25: Christmas Day
Monday 10/16 was the first day of early voting.