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F’ville Council tackles bevy of topics at regular meeting

Despite a late start and an incomplete council, Fayetteville City Council handled a diverse array of topics at their regular meeting Thursday night.

With councilmen Paul Oddo and Scott Stacy absent and Harlan Shirley a late arrival, the hottest topic was tabled to August. The rezoning request for a combined five parcels at roughly 145 acres would pave the way for the Folia Crossroads. The planned mixed-use development with single-family housing units, office space, a hotel, and retail space has already been met with fierce opposition from neighbors, and the August 2 meeting should be hotly contested.

A new water and sewer budget was approved to include a 2.4 percent rate increase.

The Development Agreement for Pinewood Forest was amended to include language about tiny houses, cantilevering of houses over sidewalks, and a clarification that the agreement includes the land that was once set to be The Overlook office building.

Council also approved a resolution that will shift the first Thursday of the month from a regular council meeting into a work session. The approved resolution allows council to vote on items as needed at a work session.

By Christopher Dunn

Managing Editor Christopher Dunn has been with the Fayette County News since 2011, in addition to running Fayette Victory magazine. He is a graduate of Fayette County schools, as well as a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in journalism. Follow him on twitter @fayettesports.