At the January 10, 2017 council meeting, Mayor and Council adopted two ordinances concerning surfacing of driveways in Hapeville—one ordinance removing the provisions from the zoning code (repeal ordinance) and one ordinance reinstating those provisions to their own chapter, Chapter 58 of the City Code (chapter 58 ordinance).
However, further technical changes/updates are necessary to the chapter 58 ordinance.
Additionally, Councilwoman Dimmick requested a list of noncompliant lots. That list is forthcoming and will be provided to Mayor and Council as soon as it is updated.
Attached to this agenda item are the proposed ordinance and a tracked changes document showing the changes between the current and proposed ordinance.
This will be the first reading of this ordinance. Mayor and Council may waive the first reading and adopt the new ordinance, or the ordinance may proceed to second reading in February.
Should you have any questions, please contact the City Manager's Office.
House Bill 691, from the 2015-2016 legislative session, amended certain sections within Title 36 of the Official Code of Georgia relating to appointment and removal of municipal court judges. First, it amended O.C.G.A. § 36-32-2 to require that municipal court judges shall no longer serve at the pleasure of the municipality’s governing authority. Instead, a municipality must provide a fixed term of service for its judges. Such terms must be no less than one (1) year, and such terms must be memorialized within a written agreement between the judges and the municipality’s governing authority, the charter or the code of ordinances. Second, House Bill 691 enacted a new section, O.C.G.A. § 36-32-2.2, which allows removal of a municipal court judge during his/her term of office, pursuant to the statutory removal process, and in the following circumstances:
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