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Norcross Policy Work Session Tonight

The meeting with start at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the second floor conference room of city hall.

Because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, the Norcross policy work session has been moved from the third Monday of the month to Tuesday, Jan. 22.

There are seven items on the agenda, which include:

Gateway Signage/Downtown Digital Reader Board: The council will continue the discussion on adding signage and readers to three Norcross locations (Holcomb Bridge Road and Buford Highway, Holcomb Bridge Road and Peachtree Industrial, and the Jones Street and Wingo Street). They can approve to do all, none or just some of the signage. The council will go over some minor adjustments and modifications to the signs that they made in the November policy work session.

City Hall Wingo Street Parking Lot Project: In the January city council meeting, the council tabled this item because they wanted to get an accurate estimate of an alternative parking project. The originally proposed project, which would have 18 spaces, would cost $58,386 with pervious pavement and $42,212 with standard asphalt. The other proposal, which would only have 14 spaces but keep the parking lot connectivity to Wingo Street, would be $52,171 for pervious pavement and $37,213 with standard asphalt.

Senior Utility Exemptions: According to the agenda item, the Utility Codes Rates Schedule has no distinction as to whether all tenants will receive the senior citizens discounts who are 62 or above on Electrical, Water Sewer and Sanitation Charges or if the discount will apply only to current property owners residing in the property. It's been proposed that it be updated to reflect that the discounts given to senior citizens will only apply to current property owners residing in the property who are 62 or above.

Registration for Vacant/Foreclosed Properties: The proposal states that a standards of registration should be established for vacant and foreclosed properties and structures, not including rental property, in order to "promote and protect the public health, safety, convenience, order and general welfare of the citizens of the city.

There also will be a revision to the Noise Control Ordinance, approval of the qualifying fees for those running for city council in the upcoming year, and a review of the final version of the new Electric Cities of Georgia Participant Contract.

In addition to the agenda items, Norcross Community Development Director/Planner Chris McCrary will be updating the council on the Mitchell Road landscaping and also the year-end review of the community development permits and projects. The council also will address the two vacancies on the Downtown Development Board and the Tree Board.

The policy work session will take place at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22 in the second floor conference room of Norcross City Hall.

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