Re-elected Grayson council members sworn in

Returning Grayson City Council members Laurie Anderson and James Gillespie were sworn in for another term Monday by Mayor Allison Wilkerson. (Photo: Randy Louis Cox).

GRAYSON — Recently re-elected Grayson City Council members Laurie Anderson and James Gillespie were sworn in for another term Monday.

Mayor Allison Wilkerson administered the oath of office for the two-year terms at the beginning of the final regular monthly council meeting of the year.

In other business, the council approved changes to its automotive sales ordinance. “This ordinance and rules will help prevent moratoriums on auto sales lots in the city,” City Planner Steve Sappington said.

Included in the ordinance are the following regulations:

• Automobiles on a lot must be kept in operating condition.

• Repairs on automobiles must be performed in a vehicle bay.

• Driveways on the lot will be paved.

• Space must be allocated for car transport carriers.

• Site plans need to be approved by the city, showing parking areas.

• All areas adjoining residential neighborhoods are to be screened.

• No outdoor speakers or outdoor lighting are to face residential areas.

• Vehicles for sale must be housed on paved areas.

In other action, the council:

• Changed its special use table permits for automotive sales to include rezoning for brokerage, auto parts and repair, vehicles sales and related services. Companies must apply for special use permits for these services.

• Adopted Georgia Power Company’s new light fixtures and light poles on Ga. Highway 20.

• Voted to spend $1,500 for a half-page print advertisement in the February edition of Georgia Trend magazine.

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