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Deadline Friday, 12 Noon ~q Page 3D October 3, 2018 Miscellaneous Miscellaneous Miscellaneous Name Change Probate Court Probate Court of the Clerk of the Superior Court of Monroe County, Georgia in Deed Book 1817, Page 208. The property may be redeemed on or before the time and date stated above by payment of the redemption price as fixed and provided by law to the undersigned at the following address: TIMOTHY EASLER, AS TRUSTEE c/o John Coleman, Esq. 675 Seminole Avenue, Suite 302 Atlanta, Georgia 30307 404.974.4537 Please be governed accordingly. 9/19-10/10 18-388 PUBLIC NOTICE ADOPTED VOTING LOCATION CHANGES NOTICE TO VOTERS IN THE FOLLOWING PRECINCTS: CITY OF FORSYTH AND DILLARDS (COMBO 336 ONLY) The Monroe County Board of Elections adopted the following changes at their meeting, Monday, September 10, 2017. The meeting was held at 4:30 p.m. at the 'Monroe County Administration Building, 38 West Main St Forsyth. The following proposals were adopted: 1. Move voters located in the City of Forsyth from the current city preCinct/polling place located at the Wellington Building to the newly annexed precinct/polling place located at the Monroe County Recreation Department. This change will allow voters in the city to vote at the same location for county and city elections. 2. For the Nov 6, 2018 General/ Special Election only, move voters who are in the City of Forsyth precinct (combo 336 - Evergreen Subdivision), to the county precincVpolling place located at Maynard Baptist Church. This change will allow voters located in the city, who are in combo 336, to vote at the same location for the county and city elections. These changes will become effective starting with the November 6, 2018 General Special Election. All voters affected by these changes will be mailed new voter cards showing their new voting location. MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS ELECTION SUPERINTENDENT 9/19-10/10 18-398 NOTICE OF ELECTION TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF MONROE COUNTY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 6th day of November, 2018, an election will be held in all of the precincts of Monroe County, Georgia (the "County") at which time there will be submitted to the qualified voters of County, for their determination the question of whether a one percent (1%) sales and use tax (the "SPLOST") shall be imposed on all sales and uses in the special district created in the County, for a period of time of twenty-four consecutive quarters, commencing January 1, 2020, following the expiration of the SPLOST presently in effect, to raise an estimated amount of $25,500,000 for the purpose of providing funds to pay the costs of the hereinafter described capital outlay projects pursuant to an Intergovernmental Agreement, dated July 31,2018, between the County, the City of Forsyth, and the City of Culloden: (a) Projects to be owned or operated or both by the County (the "County Projects") at an estimated total cost of $21,215,337: (1) Internet capital outlay projects $700,000 (2) Road Department Equipment 1,119,045 (3) Emergency Management Services 2,524,751 (4) Roads 5,895,227 (5) Water projects 6,827,765 (6) Recreation Facilities 500,000 (7) Sheriffs Office Patrol Vehicles 746,030 (8) Future land acquisition & infrastructure 1,865,075 (9) New Government Buildings 850,986 (10) County Conference Center 186,507 (b) Projects to be owned or operated or both by the City of Forsyth (the "Forsyth Projects") at an estimated total cost of $3,827,091: (1) Water and sewer upgrades $2,502,091 (2) Road improvements 500,000 (3) Public safety 825,000 (c) Projects to be owned or operated or both by the City of Culloden (the "Culloden Projects") at an estimated total cost of $457,725: (1) Land acquisition and improvements $109,000 (2) Public facilities and improvements 200,000 (3) Parks & recreation improvements 100,000 (4) Water & utilities improvements 48,725 Voters desiring to vote for the imposition of said SPLOST for the purposes set forth above shall do so by voting "Yes" and voters desiring to vote against the imposition of said SPLOST for such purposes shall do so by voting "No" as to the question propounded, to wit: YES ( ) NO() Shall a special one percent sales and use tax be imposed in the special district of Monroe County for a period of time of twenty-four calendar quarters (6 years) and for the raising of an estimated amount of $25,500,000 for the following purposes, pursuant to an Intergovernmental Contract, dated July 31,2018, among Monroe County, Georgia, the City of Forsyth, and the City of Culloden: (A) funding the following capital outlay projects for Monroe County: (1) internet capital outlay projects, (2) road department equipment, (3) Emergency Management Services, (4) roads, (5) water projects, (6) recreation facilities, (7) Sheriff's Office patrol vehicles, (8) future land acquisition and infrastructure, (9) new government buildings, and (10) county conference center; (B) funding the following capital outlay project for the City of Forsyth: (1) water and sewer upgrades, (2) road improvements, and (3) public safety; and (C) funding the following capital outlay projects for the City of Culloden: (1) land acquisition and improvements, (2) public safety facilities and improvements, (3) parks & recreation improvements, and (4) water & utilities improvements? The several places for holding the election shall be in the regular and established precincts of the County, and the polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the date fixed for the election. Those qualified to vote at the election shall be determined in all respects in accordance and in conformity with the Constitution and statutes of the United States of America and of the State of Georgia. The last day to register'to vote in this special election is October 9, 2018, through 5:00 p.m. Those residents of the County qualified to vote at said election shall be determined in all respects in accordance with the election laws of the State of Georgia: This notice is given pursuant to joint action of the Board of Commissioners of Monroe County and the Election Superintendent of Monroe County. MONROE COUNTY, GEORGIA Chairman, Board of Commissioners ELECTION SUPERINTENDENT OF MONROE COUNTY Chairman, Board of Elections and Registration 10/3-10/31 Name Change 18-373 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF MONROE COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA FAMILY DIVISION In re the Name Change of: Child: Jake Maclay Granade Petitioner: Molly Hope Harrell Civil Action File No. 2018CV291 NOTICE OF PETITION TO CHANGE NAME OF MINOR CHILD Notice is hereby given that Molly Hope Harrell, the undersigned, filed a petition to the Superior Court of Monroe County, Georgia, on the 6th day of September, 2018, praying for change in the name of said minor child from Jake Maclay Granade to Jake Peter Harrell. Notice is hereby given pursuant to law to any interested or affected party to appear in said Court and to file objections to such name change. Objections must be filed with said Court within 30 days of the filing of said petition. Petitioner is the parent and natural guardian of said minor child. This the 6th day of September, 2018. /s/Molly H. Harrell 9/12 - 10/3 Probate Court 18-390 IN THE PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF MONROE STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ESTATE OF GERALDINE O. BELL DECEASED ESTATE NO, 2018PC110 PETITION FOR LETrERS OF ADMINISTRATION NOTICE To: Whom it May Concern NIKITA JUANTELLE BELL has petitioned for NIKITA JUANTELLE BELL to be appointed Administrator of the estate of GERALDINE O. BELL deceased, of said County. (The Petitioner has also applied for waiver of bond and/or grant of certain powers contained in O.C.G.A. 53-12-261.) All interested parties are hereby notified to show cause why said petition should not be granted. All objections to the petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections, and must be filed with the court on or before November 5, 2018 @ 10:00AM. BE NOTIFIED FURTHER: All objections to the petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections. All objections should be sworn to before a notary public or before a Probate Court Clerk and filing fees must be tendered with your objections, unless you qualify to file as an indigent party. Contact probate court personnel for the required amount of filing fees. If any objections are filed, a hearing will be scheduled at a later date. If no objections are filed, the petition may be granted without a hearing. Donna S. Robins Judge of the Probate Court By: Mary Ashlin Breland Clerk/Deputy Clerk of the Probate Court PO Box 187 Forsyth, GA 31029 478-994-7036 9/19-10/10 18- 395 IN THE PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF MONROE STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ESTATE OF AMARI KEATON BROWN MINOR ESTATE NO. 2018CG023 AMENDED NOTICE TO: Willie Lewis Brown, Jr. You are hereby notified that RHIANNON M. TEIXEIRA has filed to be appointed temporary guardian of the above-named minor. All objections to the Petition for the appointment of a temporary guardian or the appointment of the Petitioner as temporary guardian must be in writing, set forth the grounds of any such objections, and be filed with this Court no later than fourteen (14) days after this notice is mailed, or ten (10) days after this notice is personally served upon you, or ten (10) days after the second publication of this notice if you are served by publication. All objections should be sworn to before a notary public or Georgia probate court clerk and filing fees must be tendered with your objections, unless you qualify to file as an indigent party. Contact Probate Court personnel at the below address/telephone number for the required amount of filing fees. NOTE: If a natural guardian files an objection to the creation of the the temporary guardianship, the Petition will be dismissed. If a natural guardian files an objection to the appointment of the petitioner as guardian, or if a parent who is not a natural guardian files an objection to the Petition, a hearing on the matter shall be scheduled at a later date. If no objection is filed, the Petition may be granted without a hearing. /s/Donna S. Robins Judge of the Probate Court By: Mary Ashlin Breland Clerk/Deputy Clerk of the Probate Court PO Box 187 Forsyth, GA 31029 478-994-7036 9/26-10/3 18-397 IN THE PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF MONROE STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ESTATE OF GARY NElL BROWN DECEASED ESTATE NO. 2018PC091 PETITION FOR LETrERS OF ADMINISTRATION AMENDED NOTICE TO: Whom it May Concern CYRIL L. BROWN has petitioned (for CYRIL L. BROWN) to be appointed Administrator of the estate of GARY NElL BROWN deceased, of said County. (The Petitioner has also applied for waiver of bond and/or grant of certain powers contained in O.C.G.A. 53-12-261.) All interested parties are hereby notified to show cause why said petition should not be granted. All objections to the petition must be in writing, Setting.forth the grounds of any such objections, and must be filed with the court on or before November 5, 2018 @ 10:00AM. BE NOTIFIED FURTHER: All objections to the petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections. All objections should be sworn to before a notary public or before a Probate Court Clerk and filing fees must be tendered with your objections, unless you qualify to file as an indigent party. Contact probate court personnel for the required amount of filing fees. If any objections are filed, a hearing will be scheduled at a later date. If no objections are filed, the petition may be granted without a hearing. /s/Donna S. Robins Judge of the Probate Court By: Mary Ashlin Breland Clerk/Deputy Clerk of the Probate Court PO Box 187 Forsyth, GA 31029 478-994-7036 10/3 - 10/24 18 - 398 IN THE PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF MONROE STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ESTATE OF FRANKLIN JOE BLACK, JR. DECEASED ESTATE NO. 2018PC109 NOTICE OF PETITION TO FILE FOR YEAR'S SUPPORT The Petition of SARA MARIE FINDLEY BLACK, for a year's support from the estate of FRANKLIN JOE BLACK. JR, Deceased, for Deoedent's surviving spouse, having been duly filed, all interested persons are hereby notified to show cause, if any they have, on or before November 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM, why said Petition should not be granted. All objections to the Petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections, and must be filed on or before the time stated in the preceding sentence. All pleadings/objections must be signed before a notary public or before a probate court clerk, and filing fees must be tendered with your pleadings/objections, unless you qualify to file as an indigent party. Contact probate court personnel at the following address/telephone number for the required amount of filing fees. If any objections are filed, a hearing scheduled at a later date. If no objections are filed the Petition may be granted without a hearing. Donna S. Robins Judge of the Probate Court By: Mary Ashlin Breland Clerk/Deputy Clerk of the Probate Court PC Box 187 Forsyth, GA 31029 478-994-7036 10/3 - 10/24 1 .t By Diane Glidewell news(~mymcr.nef Forsyth Planning & Zoning Commission approved requests from Thomas Vaughn and Mary Edith Vaughn to rezone a 5-6 acre tract on Juliette Road from Residential to Highway Business and approved a request from the new Birthing Center at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Brookwood Drive to erect a large digital sign. Tommy Vaughn said the land that he asked to be rezoned is part of an origi- nal tract of about 100 acres that he and his sister have owned for over 20 years. The rest of the h'act was sold as Evergreen subdivi- sion, but this last 5-6 acre lot has not sold as resi- dential property, possibly because it comes up behind Village Oaks Apartments. Because the land has frontage on Juliette Road, he thinks he can sell it if it is zoned for commercial development. Vaughn said he does not have a buyer interested in the property; it has not been surveyed so he does not know its exact size. Forsyth Main Street Coordinator Tammie Pierson asked who owns the pond that is on the propert. Vaughn said the pond doesn't touch this property; the home owners who abut the pond have an undivided interest in it. "Highway Business is the most wide open classifica- tion we have ' said Planning & Zoning Chairman Martin Presle) "There is very little that can't go there. We need to go in with eyes wide open about what this might lead to. I can see where some uses might be upsetting to nearby prop- erty owners:' "I was thinking shop- ping. Maybe another hotel like the Hampton Inn that just went up" said Vaughn. "You know me, I won't con- sider it if it's not advanta- geous to the city? Planning & Zoning mem- ber Jimmy Webb asked Pierson what other clas- sifications might work for Vaughn. She said she did not know. Coleman point- ed out that Vaughn had asked for 'commercial' zon- ing; not Highway Business; Vaughn said he didn't know the city's zoning classifica- tions. "Who decided Highway Business?" asked Planning & Zoning member Steve Coleman. City manager Janice Hall said that in her conversa- t.ions with Vaughn, she thought he could go with Highway Business. "Don't try to change what he's asking ' said Hall. The board then approved the request unanimously Presley noted that the request will be advertised and there will be a public hearing for people to voice concerns before city council approves or denies the zon- ing request. Members of Planning & Zoning Commission pres- ent at the Sept. 24 meeting were Presle ; Coleman, Cason Ogletree and Webb. P&Z member Hal Clarke was not present. Pierson, functioned in the role of Economic Development Director, a position that has been vacant since April. Presley asked Pierson if she would tell the Planning & Zoning Commission about the request for a sign variance for the ObGyne Consultants Birthing Center, but she said she didn't know. Kesia Stafford, representing the construc- tion company that will erect the sign, said that the sign will be 127 inches, about 10 feet tall. Including the base, the height is 16 feet. It is a lighted digital sign that will display changing mes- sages and images. The base is steel with a silver tone. There is no wording on the base. Stafford said the reason Dr. Bola Sogade would like the digital sign is to adver- tise classes at the Birthing Center. She said there will be lamaze classes, but also other health dasses, indud- ing some for men. She said that natural birth opens up the whole area of health, and Sogade would like to draw in the community. Stafford said the sign is designed to dim when the sun goes down. The upper part of the sign is LED lighting. Pierson said that no lighted signs are permit- ted in the zoning, and the square footage of the sign is more than allowed. No other businesses on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive have LED lit signs. "It's a nice building. I guess we have to move on with technology' said Pierson. There was discussion of exactly where the sign would be, and Hall said that the business might need permission from Georgia DOT since the sign will be near Highway 83 (Martin Luther King Jr. Drive). "That's a fancy sign" said Coleman. The Planning & Zoning Commission discussed ask- ing for a limit on the size of the sign or asking that it be cut offat 10 p.m. each night but voted to approve the request for variances with- , out restrictions, noting that after the change was adver- tised city council would have a public hearing for input before it approved or denied the variances. "This building is such an asset on that street" See PLANNING Page 6D 405 College Street, F0rsyth, GA A TRANE COMFORT SPECIALIST IS AS RELIABLE AS THE TRANE THEY ARE INSTALLING. Commun caring i + t