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The track at Athens Tech could get a facelift, with a little help from the city of Monroe. It’s part of larger plan for the city to spruce up passive parks around town.
Source: Walton Tribune | Posted: May. 13, 2019


The Monroe City Council will consider a significant change to its zoning laws at its full meeting on Tuesday. The proposed ordinances will add an infill overlay district to the existing map, which will apply to areas zoned R1-A (single-family, medium density), R-2 (multi-family) and MH (mobile homes).
Source: Walton Tribune | Posted: Apr. 8, 2019


A little over a year ago, the city of Monroe leveled a moratorium on rezoning properties to R1-A, the zoning typically used for subdivisions. The city had faced a flurry of new building and new requests and, as Mayor John Howard said at the time, “We are concerned with the development of the city and what it will look like 10 or 15 or 20 years from now.”
Source: Walton Tribune | Posted: Apr. 3, 2019


The City Council approved two big projects last week. One was the green light to Major Humphrey’s Brewery, a locally owned microbrewery.
Source: Walton Tribune | Posted: Mar. 22, 2019


The Monroe City Council will have a special called meeting Wednesday for the sole purpose of considering a resolution in opposition of a state bill it says would preempt local building design standards. City Administrator Logan Propes said the bill would cause a “major erosion” of the city’s powers under home rule.
Source: Walton Tribune | Posted: Feb. 22, 2019


Monroe was recertified as a City of Ethics at the annual Mayors’ Day Conference recently. The designation is bestowed by the Georgia Municipal Association. Monroe was one of 15 cities recertified on Jan. 27.
Source: Walton Tribune | Posted: Feb. 6, 2019


Over the next eight months, 48 people — all under the age of 40, and from around the state — will be scrutinizing Monroe and providing recommendations for the city’s future. These young professionals are part of the Young Gamechangers program, which kicked off on Thursday morning at City Hall in Monroe.
Source: Walton Tribune | Posted: Feb. 6, 2019


The City of Monroe is coming off a successful 2018 that saw much success in setting the table for getting projects on the ground and completed in 2019 that will prove impactful to our citizens and businesses.
Source: Walton Tribune | Posted: Jan. 9, 2019


He’s gone from a K-9 officer to five years as assistant chief and, as of Tuesday, became the chief of a place he says is the place he hopes to serve the remainder of his career.
Source: Walton Tribune | Posted: Jan. 7, 2019


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