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Barrow firefighting agreement with Oconee tabled until July

WINDER - A proposed agreement in which the Barrow and Oconee fire departments would answer certain calls together was tabled for one month.

Under the proposal, a one- to two-mile boundary line would be set up within both Barrow and Oconee near the county line.

If a structural fire broke out within that line, both fire departments would automatically respond.

Barrow commissioners approved the following rezonings in Tuesday's meeting:

• From manufacturing to residential, 5.31 acres at Patrick Mill Road and Industrial Parkway. The acreage will join a 104-acre mixed-use residential development.

• From manufacturing to commercial, 1.5 acres at 681 Bankhead Highway that allows the owner to lease part of the property as a commercial venue.