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City sign ordinance postponed

IN BRIEF: Proposed updates to the city's sign ordinance are returning to the drawing board for a committee of business owners, Chamber of Commerce representatives and city planners to work together in order to create an ordinance that will be agreeable for all parties.

August 07, 2013 | Staff Reports | Conyers


Community garden discussion moves forward

Creating a community garden in Olde Town Conyers is steps closer to becoming a reality after a local group of citizens has approached the city about managing the project.

August 07, 2013 | Kathy Hooks | Conyers


City council to vote on new sign regulations

The Conyers City Council is expected to vote on an updated sign ordinance Wednesday after postponing a decision last month in response to opposition voiced by local business owners who feel the ordinance is too restrictive and ambiguous.

August 05, 2013 | Kathy Hooks | Conyers


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


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City outlines priorities for strategic plan

Conyers city officials began outlining ideas on a strategic plan for Conyers during the city's semi-annual city council retreat Friday held at Lake Lanier.

August 26, 2014 | Martin Rand, III | Conyers


New $7.5M city hall plans unveiled

Conyers City Council and city officials got a look at plans for a new $7.5 million Conyers City Hall building on Oakland Avenue at the City Council's annual Summer Retreat at Lake Lanier Friday afternoon.

August 25, 2014 | Martin Rand, III | Conyers


New City Hall complex tops retreat agenda

The unveiling of draft plans for a new City Hall complex on Oakland Avenue tops the agenda for Conyers City Council's annual Summer Retreat on Friday in Buford.

August 22, 2014 | John Ruch | Conyers


Woman arrested after calling 911

A Conyers woman seeking help from law enforcement was subsequently arrested Saturday evening.

August 21, 2014 | Staff Reports | Conyers


Tweaks to downtown zoning, prostitution charges discussed at City Council

Plans to rezone central Conyers are still being tweaked to allow more flexible commercial/office uses and bigger, denser buildings, City Council learned at its Aug. 20 meeting.

August 21, 2014 | John Ruch | Conyers


Unlicensed group home for mentally ill discovered

A Conyers woman was charged with operating an unlicensed group home in Conyers for those with mental illnesses.

August 01, 2014 | Staff Reports | Conyers


CPD recognized for community relations program

The Conyers Police Department and Covington Police Department were recognized for their work in building community relations with runner-up status of the Dr. Curtis E. McClung/Motorola Award for Excellence by the Ga. Association of the Chiefs of Police, awarded July 28.

August 01, 2014 | Staff Reports | Conyers


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


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