Euharlee approves URA plan amendments
by Jason Lowrey
Feb 01, 2013 | 894 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Euharlee Urban Redevelopment Area now has three new projects with the Euharlee City Council’s approval of the plan during a called Thursday night meeting.

The new projects added to the plan include a town square plaza on Covered Bridge Road, an ampitheater area near the Lowry Mill and the city’s sewer project.

While some projects were added to the URA plan, others were removed.

The restoration of Milam Bridge, and connecting Milam Circle to Covered Bridge Road, was deemed infeasible due to high projected costs. The restoration of the Euharlee College women’s dormitory and the refurbishment of a cow shed were deemed infeasible as well and removed from the plan.

The process was part of an update required to maintain the URA.

“The URA is a three-year cycle and in the restated plan we had to show the infeasibility of projects that we had committed to doing in the first URA [and] kind of reaffirm the ones we committed to doing, and then add anything else that we would like to see,” said City Manager Trish Sullivan.

After a public hearing on the URA, which had no participation, the council unanimously approved the amended plan. The council then moved into a called work session to discuss job descriptions.

The Euharlee City Council’s next meeting is scheduled for Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at city hall.