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Conyers approves 20 percent property tax hike over rollback rate

Conyers City Council unanimously approved today a property tax hike by 2.37 mils, or more than 20 percent over the rollback rate, to fund the city's $13.35 million fiscal year 2014 budget.

July 22, 2013 | Staff Reports | Conyers


Storm leaves path of damage in Olde Town

The worst of it may have only been seconds long, but Olde Town Conyers was hit hard by Wednesday evening's storm, experiencing bursts of wind strong enough to topple trees, down power lines and tear chunks of the roof off The Pointe bar.

July 17, 2013 | Michelle Kim | Conyers


City Council approves Four A development rezoning

After an evening of robust discussion with opinons expressed for and against Four A's 308-acre, 1,400 unit development, Conyers City Council unanimously approved the rezoning request that would allow the development to move forward Wednesday.

July 17, 2013 | Staff Reports | Conyers


Conyers to form filming guidelines

The stage is set for Conyers to play a major role in Georgia's growing movie industry activity, and city officials are looking to establish guidelines that will make filming less of a production for local merchants.

July 16, 2013 | Kathy Hooks | Conyers


City to increase tax rate 20 percent over rollback rate

The Conyers City Council announced it will increase property taxes this year by 2.37 mils, or 20.63 percent over the rollback millage rate of 11.481, due to falling property values. The rollback rate is the rate that would bring in the same amount as the previous year. The city will hold a series of public hearings and a called meeting on July 22 to adopt the millage rate.

July 02, 2013 | Staff Reports | Conyers


UPDATED: City budget passed, new zoning fees established

While the Conyers City Council has postponed a controversial decision to rezone 308 acres south of Interstate 20, zoning matters were still the primary focus Wednesday as a brief council meeting resulted the establishment fees for certain zoning applications. The council also approved the city's lean $13.35 million budget for the coming year and announced property values may not have fallen as much as was anticipated.

June 20, 2013 | Kathy Hooks | Conyers


Cherokee Run almost profitable

After nearly three years of rebuilding and a $1.5 million capital infusion, Conyers' municipally-owned Cherokee Run Golf Course could be in the black as early as this coming fiscal year, said city officials.

June 14, 2013 | Michelle Kim | Conyers


Cherokee Run almost profitable

After nearly three years of rebuilding and a $1.5 million capital infusion, Conyers' municipally-owned Cherokee Run Golf Course could be in the black as early as this coming fiscal year, said city officials.

June 10, 2013 | Michelle Kim | Conyers


City to hold information meeting on mixed development zoning district

The city of Conyers will hold an informational meeting on Tuesday, May 28 to address concerns and answer questions from the public about the city's Mixed-use Development (MxD) zoning district.

May 22, 2013 | Staff Reports | Conyers


City looks at tax rate increase after falling property values

The proposed 308-acre, mixed-use Four A development could potentially bring a huge tax revenue influx into the City of Conyers - something the city desperately needs - but hasl also raised a number of concerns.

May 16, 2013 | Kathy Hooks | Conyers


Public hearing on 1,400 unit development in Conyers

After four years on the drawing board, a massive mixed-use, 308-acre development located just south of I-20 in the city of Conyers is seeking a zoning variance in order to break ground on the first of the proposed 1,400 residential units and 580,000 square feet of commercial space.

May 09, 2013 | Kathy Hooks | Conyers


Medal of Valor for Conyers police officer

Conyers Police Cpl. Corey Hambrick was awarded the department's Medal of Valor for his actions taken during a November 2012 incident involving a man stabbing his own mother.

May 02, 2013 | Staff Reports | Conyers


Work on Conyers traffic signals during next two months

The city of Conyers is working with the Georgia Department of Transportation to upgrade traffic signal controllers, software, cabinets and all internal components at seven busy city intersections.

May 02, 2013 | Staff Reports | Conyers


Conyers to borrow $2M

Just as it has in the past several years, the City of Conyers plans to borrow $2 million from United Community Bank in order to operate until the fiscal year ends June 30.

May 01, 2013 | Staff Reports | Conyers


City approves senior housing zoning

City Council members met for a very brief meeting Wednesday to approve zoning changes relating to senior housing developments and a neighborhood village section of the new Gateway Village zoning district.

April 18, 2013 | Kathy Hooks | Conyers


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Conyers Main Street director resigns

The director of the Conyers Main Street program, Monica Coffin, recently resigned after seven years heading the community program, citing the need to spend more time with her family and young son. Her last day was Friday, July 18.

July 18, 2014 | Staff Reports | Conyers


Conyers Police revises response on children in hot cars

Prompted by recent events in metro Atlanta, such as the death of toddler Cooper Harris after being left in his father's car, the Conyers Police Department is revising its policy on calls regarding children left unattended in vehicles to remove any ambiguity in an officer's response.

July 17, 2014 | Michelle Kim | Conyers


UGA student, Conyers native helps reshape Olde Town

For University of Georgia architecture student Erik Lauritsen, working with city officials on a massive rezoning plan for Olde Town isn't just a great resume-builder. It's also a homecoming.

July 14, 2014 | John Ruch | Conyers


Changes to historic district, town hall July 15, 22

As the city of Conyers proposes to change the historic overlay zoning district in Olde Town Conyers to the Downtown District (D), residents and property owners in the area are invited to learn more about the proposed change in zoning at upcoming town hall meetings and public hearings.

June 30, 2014 | Staff Reports | Conyers


City approves $14M budget

The Conyers City Council this morning approved the city's Fiscal Year 2014 budget, covering roughly $14 million in spending.

June 27, 2014 | John Ruch | Conyers


Security screening for city council meetings after new gun law

Thursday's Conyers City Council meeting was the last that members of the public could casually stroll into as they've done for decades. In the wake of a controversial new gun law, they'll now have to pass a guard with a metal detector checking for firearms.

June 18, 2014 | Staff Reports | Conyers


Golf carts approved for Olde Town Conyers

Golf cart drivers can cruise some Olde Town streets as of July 1, under a new ordinance approved by the Conyers City Council on June 4.

June 05, 2014 | John Ruch | Conyers


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