Tuesday, June 4, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
WINDER -- City Council members decided Tuesday to temporarily suspend the local alcohol license for the American Legion Post 509, as the city and state licenses are held under two different names. John Robinson holds the city license, and the late Hubert Hunter held the state license. The American Legion has been in violation for about three years, but the problem was apparently just discovered by the city.
A July 2 hearing and/or City Council meeting will resolve the matter, according to Mayor David Maynard and councilman Bob Dixon. City leaders were reluctant to suspend the alcohol license, but as Maynard explained, "I don't think we have a choice here."
Annexation/rezone requests granted
The 2-acre property located at 181 Horton St. was annexed into the city of Winder on Tuesday evening, and zoned for single family low residential zoning. The annexation/rezone request submitted to the city by Barrow County Board of Education for 8.44 acres at 256 Hal Jackson Road was also granted, with the property being rezoned for Neighborhood Commercial use in Winder.
City increases GEFA loan amount
Council members voted to increase the city's Georgia Environmental Finance Authority loan from the original amount of $600,000 to $3 million. The interest rate on the loan is 0.7 percent, and closing costs are 1 percent of the loan amount.
Wendy's drive-through restaurant approved
The city's Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday approved a conditional-use permit for a Wendy's restaurant with a drive-through window. The fast food restaurant will be located on tracts 3A and 3B on Exchange Boulevard in Winder.