Monday, April 16, 2012
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GRAYSON -- After passing a fairly comprehensive zoning ordinance for wall signs last year, the Grayson City Council went back to square one Monday night.
"We're back to where we were in June 2011," Mayor Jim Hinkle said.
Last year's ordinance split up monument signs based on size of tenant spaces (15,000 square feet and under; up to 100,000 square feet), according to City Planner Steve Sappington who said it was hard to inventory the old buildings.
With the vote Monday night, the Council reverts back to allowing signs up to 37-1/2 square feet. Any company wanting a sign bigger than that will have to obtain a variance from the council.
In other business, the council:
• Approved two major improvements to the 438 Building on Grayson Parkway: install concrete instead of blacktop for the building's parking lot, and putting real brick on two sides of the structure, which will be used by the Downtown Development Authority and other businesses. The added landscaping was approved not to make the entire project exceed $100,000.
• Passed an agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation for repair and repaving Brannan Boulevard under a Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant Program, which replaces the old DOT LARP program.
• Heard a presentation from State Rep. Tom Kirby, District 107, who reported on recent approved legislation, including the Tax Reform Bill and the Legislative Sunset Committees.