House Bill 419 (now codified as OCGA Sec. 25-10-2) amends Chapter 60 of Title 36 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions regarding local government provisions applicable to counties and municipal corporations, so as to enable the governing authority of certain counties to further regulate the use or ignition of consumer fireworks; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
In order to comply with the code, municipalities must enact or reenact their noise ordinance on or after July 1, 2018.
The code states that "the ordinance must be a general noise ordinance concerning all manner of sounds or noises and the municipality shall not have any ordinance separately pertaining to sounds or noises emanating exclusively from consumer fireworks; and not have been enacted or reenacted unless notice of the meeting in which such noise ordinance was enacted or reenacted was published one time at least 15 days in advance of such meeting in the legal organ of such county or municipal corporation and was posted for at least 72 hours at least 15 days in advance of such meeting on the homepage of the official website of such county or municipal corporation. Such notice shall state the date, time, and place of such meeting and that such noise ordinance which will affect the use of consumer fireworks will be acted upon."
The meeting notice was published at least 15 days in advance of this meeting and posted on the City's website in advance. The amendment to the ordinance will be added to the packet on the website on Monday, August 6th.
Georgia Council for the Arts empowers the arts industry in Georgia and artists around the state to cultivate healthy, vibrant communities that are rich in civic participation, cultural experiences and economic prosperity.
The amount granted is $7,000 to go towards the public art for the Pedestrian Bridge. This is a 1:1 match and will be drawn from Economic Development.
The Cities of South Fulton completed their first joint Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) in 2013. The 18-month plan, led by the Fulton County Transportation Division with the assistance of the firm Arcadis, was initiated in 2012 and adopted by respective councils in the winter of 2013. The plan is to be updated every five years to reflect the latest socio-economic and land use data and serves as a guide to develop the latest priorities.
Noteworthy benefits- The update will:
Within the past year, the County has met with the Cities and ARC regarding updating the plan. Additionally, the County has shared with the cities a copy of the draft Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)(attached) outlining the responsibilities of the Cities, ARC and funding commitment. Staff recommends authorization to pay this invoice.
Through the work of branding South Fulton County as a region and defining the narrative, the goal is to make the area more competitive against other areas in metro Atlanta. The City share for Connect South Fulton is $7,100.00. Staff recommends authorization to pay this invoice.
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