City council answers to packed crowd
Proposed millage rate increase voted down unanimously Final downtown redesign unveiled by Urban Collage
such as the post office and on the street. According to Maddox’s survey, none of those polled supported the increase.
An unofficial vote was also tallied of the citizens present at the meeting. None voiced their approval of the millage hike.
After this, the council voted unanimously not to increase the rate.
The proposed increase was introduced by the Social Circle Development Authority, and it would have raised the millage rate by one mill, from 7.411 to 8.411, generating an from the Blue Willow Inn.
The plan, which would cost a projected $1.2 million, would narrow Cherokee Road where it passes through downtown and would expand the sidewalk to give benches, greenery and pedestrians more room. The well in the center of the road would be moved off to one side, and a slightly raised area would be placed in the center, which would both slow traffic and provide a community area for special events.
The sidewalks would