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S Page 2A iR orter July 25, 2018 O O O Planning board also talks plans for Volume Chevrolet} new concrete plant ,BY Diane Glidowell The original stairs were de- compliant with the Ameri- molished because they cut cans with Disabilities Act offaccess to the kitchen. (ADA). She said that 36 Forsyth Planning & Zon- The second access must inches is the maximum ing Commission gave anbe on a different wall. Plans encroachment. Ingram said initial nod to plans for sev- are for it to come from the planners are trying to en loft apartments above the present location of a make the emergency stairs Minori's Italian Restaurant window, down the side of "invisible:' on the square. Developer the building to just above "I'm sure your architect Otis Ingram explained to where the exhaust fan is will deal with it, and the Planning & Zoning that the now. The exhaust fan will city will deal with ADA state fire marshal requires be moved to the roof. This compliance" said Presley. two entrance/exits for the emergency stairway will be "The biggest thing is that second floor of the build- 36 inches wide, with a four- the city doesn't have to ing if it is in use. foot long platform part way move anything and isn't Ingram told the com- down. It will take some of losing any parking space" mission members present the sidewalk, said Clarke. (Chairman Martin Presley, "It is the only place I can Hall told the Planning Steve Coleman, Hal Clarke, put it with the fire marshal's & Zoning Commission Cason Ogletree and Jenni- approval" said Ingram. that their recommenda- fer Taylor) about remodel- Presley asked if there tion is needed because of ing the building at 22 West were a number of apart- the stairway and because Main Street where/vii-melts where only one multi-family residence is a nori's opened on the first staircase was required, conditional use in Central floor Dec. 1. He said the Ingram said that any use of Business zoning. Planning fire marshal allowed the the second floor requires & Zoning can only recom- business to open without two staircases and that in mend, and the request two means of access to the the past there had been will go to City Council for second floor as long as the a main staircase and an action. second floor wasn't used. emergency one. Ingram said he has been "[Superintendent of Volume Chevrolet working on submitting Monroe County Schools] coming to Lee St. plans for the loft apart- Mike Hickman tells meThe Planning & Zoning melts on the second floor he thinks he has enough agenda for July 23 also in- for four or five months, teachers to fill up the units" duded a request from Vol- The primary access to the said Ingram. ume Chevrolet for approval seven apartments will be City Manager ]alice Hall of new construction at 450 an interior stairway at the said that Ingram's plans North Lee Street. Hall said back of the building. It will leave enough space for the that Volume Chevrolet has be made of black metal, city's sidewalk to remain given her its site plan but Central Georgia EMC A T chstoat, Energy" Ctx peratwe Central Georgia EMC announces the 81st Annua! Meeting of Members Wednesday, Auc,ust 1, 2018 To be held at the newly remodeled Central Georgia EMC Annex 1083 S. Mulberry Street, Jackson, Georgia. 9:00 AM - Registration 10:00 AM - Business Session Registration gift, hotdogs, cold beverages, and ice cream sandwiches for the first 750 members to register. Over 50 prizes to be awarded! SUPPORT YOUR LOCALr BUSINESSES Free Estimates: o Paint , o Stain :: :: did not have the plans for its building ready in time for the meeting. She said that Vol- ume will meet with her and city department heads for the city's "First Step" program on July 26. New con- struction now comes before Planning & Zoning because the city's Design & Review Board was combined it better with the zoning Hall said plans are moving with Planning & Zoning in change. Hall said she sug- forward at that site, also. January. gested Highway Business Taylor asked if Hall had The third item on the July zoning because it is the contacted Department 23 agenda was a request most lenient. The property of Transportation about for rezoning of five acres adjoins the back of several traffic lights that will be on Juliette Road from residential lots. needed at the sites. Hall Residential to Commercial. said that DOT did a walk- Thomas and Mary Edith Plans coming for ing study of the area in Vaughn requested the re- Huddle House, etc. November and gave her a zoning but did not attend Taylor asked Hall for an copy of the report. It says the meeting. The com- update on the progress there are two places that mission tabled the request of the businesses corn- need traffic lights. She'said until it has more informa- ing to the former sites of the planned liquor store tion. Tradewinds and Regency is waiting to design its en- The property is between motels. Hall said there trance and exit until it can Village Oaks and Ever- should be informationmatch it up with another green subdivision. Hall said for the commission from business. the Vaughns do not have businesses coming to the Hall said the newest busi- any specific plans in mind Tradewinds location at less coming to Forsyth is with the re-zoning; they its August meeting. The Reames Concrete, which want to sell the property Regency site has had some will be at the Industrial and think they can market soil erosion issues, but Park. Tay or Bryant moved to Shepherd Spinal Center A Juliette man has been when he moved to Shepherd's slammed Center Clinic for rehab into the after suffering severe in- back of an juries in a June 30 wreck 18 wheeler on 1-75. causing a Taylor Bryant, 22, of "significant Juliette, was driving impact", north in his 2001 Honda said Mon- Civic on 1-75 around mile roe County marker 183, north of the Cpl. Kevin Rumble Road exit, at a Powell's "high rate of speed" in the right hand (slow) lane report. The impact BRYANT happened around 3:06 p.m. The collision spun Bryant's vehicle into the median wall. Danny Mc- Cluskey, 60, of Tifton was driving the truck. Bryant's car came to rest facing south partially in the emergency lane and partially in the left hand lane and with no lights, and was then sideswiped by a 58-year-old Ohio man, Ralph Albright, in a 2013 Cadillac. Bryant was rushed to Navicent Health with severe injuries and was in a coma and ICU for some time. His father owns Bryant Col- lision in For- syth. Friends and family have set up a GoFundMe and Facebook page to sup- port "Tay", who worked at the Publix on Bass Road. The truck driver, Mc- Cluskey, told the Reporter it startled him when he fek the back of his tractor trailer being struck. "My Lord" McCluskey said. "I thought I ran over something:' McCluskey said he was going about 67 mph and a witness told him that Bryant was really mov- ing. McCluskey asked the Reporter to the Bryant family know he's pull- ing for the young man to make a full recovery. To help local Monroe Countian & burn victim, BEN POSEY Your support will be greatly appreciated! July 211, 2018 From 10 AM until 2 PM Ingles Parking lot I~tq~ $10 ~ and Include: Chicken / Slaw / Chips / Bread