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Volume 22, Issue 12

December 2018

COMMUNITY NEWS Councilmembers: Pat Sebo, Mayor Protem Larry Boak Alfred Dixon, III Bobby Lester Billy Powell Ed Wise Ricky L. Clark, Jr., City Manager Clifford Kelker, Chief of Police David Allen, Community Dev. Director Joe Nettleton, Public Works Director Pat Daniel, Asst. City Clerk Sandra Meyers, Finance Derry Walker, Code Enforcement

Citizens Approve Homestead Exemption and Brunch Bill Questions On November 6, 2018, Jonesboro voters approved lowering the Homestead Exemption by a vote of YES: 80 NO: 72. Voters also approved the “Brunch Bill” allowing licensed establishments to serve alcohol beginning at 11 am on Sundays. YES: 91 NO: 60 Thanks to all who voted in the election.

City Hosts ARC Civic Dinner

Sponsored through the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), Civic Dinners are conversations initiated to center on meaningful discussions about issues that matter to our future. The ARC is the regional planning agency for the 10-county Atlanta area. ARC helps to focus the region’s attention and resources on critical topics. On November 8, the City of Jonesboro hosted a Civic Dinner conversation on Arts and Culture efforts. The Atlanta region is home to theaters, musicians, symphonies and dance groups. Public art is showing up on walls, plazas, and beyond. Georgia is the most popular filming location in the U.S. By supporting the arts and applying the creative skills of the arts community to issues facing our region, we can insure success and celebrate the people and cultures that make our region unique. Dinner conversation centered on the role of Arts and Culture in the future of Jonesboro as well as in the Atlanta region. The dinner was held at the Greenhouse on College Street. Special thanks to Richard Bell and Ricky Clark who hosted.

SCARECROW WINNERS Thanks to all entrants!

WE NEED NEWS! If you have a recent promotion, graduation, or any other idea for an article of interest about our citizens or businesses, please call (770) 478-3800 or email jday@jonesboroga .com

1st Place—Georgia Power “Lighting Up Downtown”

2nd Place-Taylor Family Dentistry “Miss Flossy”

3rd Place-Tara Wrecker “The Bandit”


CITY BLOTTER October 2018


AN 1862 SOUTHERN CHRISTMAS SATURDAY, December 8 7-9 pm (Tours every 20 minutes)

To Councilmember Pat Sebo-Hand and Darryl Hand on their marriage on October 13, 2018. We wish them many years of wedded bliss!

Councilman Alfred Dixon Attends Regional Leadership Institute

Stately Oaks Plantation: 100 Carriage Lane Step back to 1862 and join the McCord Family as they prepare for Christmas. Get a glimpse into history at Stately Oaks Plantation.

Adults: $10.00 Seniors: (55+) $8.00 Children (age 5-11)$5.00 (Under age 5): Free Advance tickets may be purchased at Stately Oaks or on the evening of the event, as availability permits.

COUNCIL NOTES—November 12, 2018

Approved: *Conditional Use Permit for “What a Day Daycare,” 8712 Tara Boulevard *Sign variance for Hometown Car Wash, 8787 Tara Boulevard The Regional Leadership Insti- *Sign Variance for 136 South Main Street, Clayton County Tourism Authority tute (RLI) is a *Sign variance for 8896 Tara Boulevard flagship program *Pricing Proposal for Broad Street Plaza Project of the Atlanta Regional Commission. It *Membership in the Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance engages 50 leaders each year across sectors *Budget amendment of $1,800 for Public Works in the 10-county Atlanta Region in a im*Authorizing the Mayor to execute purchase mersive interactive week-long leadership agreement for property at 144 Smith Street development program in Savannah, Geor*Variance # 4 (% lots touching greenspace) for The gia. Participants spend a week learning Grove development, 0 North McDonough Street about the region’s issues. Among those selected to participate in the 2018 RLI Tabled: class, September 20-October 5, was Coun- *Variances #1 (front setback), #3 (greenspace 100 ft. cilman Alfred Dixon. Thank you, Mr. Dixwidth), and 5 (front loading garages) for The Grove on, for representing Jonesboro in such a development, 0 North McDonough St. meaningful way. *Text amendment to Code of Ordinance, “Table of Uses Allowed by Zoning District,” Section 86-204.


Citations – 463 Warnings—214 Accidents—57 Arrests— 13 DUI—2 Property Checks—244 Warrants— 475 Probation— 827 Criminal Invest.— 19 Training Hours—55

#SHOPJONESBORO Bobby Dodd Institute 221 Stockbridge Road (770) 473-2840 “Illuminating the Possibilities in Disabilities” ******

Jamrock Jerk South 265 Jonesboro Road (678) 519-3952 “Authentic Jamaican Cuisine” *****

Downtown Services 100 Elaine Terrace (770) 851-8762 “30+ years of Commercial and Residential Painting” *****

Derksen Portable Bldgs. 8859 Tara Boulevard (855) 985-0500 “Custom Sheds Tailored for Your Needs” *****

Tru-Stylez Hair Boutique 191 Starr Drive (404) 997-0240 “Quality Services and Affordable Prices” *****

Better Fit Alternations 284 North Main Street (404) 933-4922 “Tailoring & Alterations of any Magnitude”

PLUMB-ALL 218 North McDonough Street NEW INFINITE POSSIBLITIES, LLC 149 South McDonough Street ***** VI Training & Consulting Co., LLC Jonesboro Framing & Art 6 Courthouse Way #2 251 North Main Street B’Mari Events 106 North McDonough Street (678) 604-7197 High 5 Used Cars 194 Jonesboro Road, N6 “Over 15 Years Dominion Staffing Services, LLC Experience...Guaranteed Superior Craftsmanship” 149 South McDonough St., 130 ****** EM Autos, LLC 238 Stockbridge Road, 215


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The Southern Country Buffet 192 Jonesboro Road

Visit today! (Special Holiday prices) What is Happening with the Broad Street Project? The Broad Street Project, located between West Mill and Church Streets just behind “lawyer’s row” is moving steadily along. Two construction companies pre-qualified to bid on the project and preliminary bids were received. The City’s plan is to repurpose the Firehouse building, add a City Green, place utilities underground, and effect a redesigned streetscape. The firehouse is slated to become a three-restaurant concept with a micro-brewery; a tenant has already committed, and plans for the commercial kitchen have been finalized. The building will have outside sitting areas on both the front and the back, overlooking the City Green. Groundbreaking on the 8-9 month project is slated for early 2019.


Jonesboro City Hall

Pre-Sorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid Jonesboro, GA Permit No. 7

124 North Avenue Jonesboro, GA 30236


Community Calendar DEC 1

Christmas Parade, 4:30 pm, Main Street


Tree Lighting Festival, LSP, 5:30-8:00 pm


City Court, 8 am, PD


Hill Family Band, 6 pm, AOH


Work Session, 6 pm. PD


Design Review Commission, 4:30 pm, CH


DDA, 6 pm, PD

DEC 10 City Court, 8 am, PD Dec 10

Council Meeting, 6 pm, PD

DEC 12 Economic Vitality Comm., 4:30 pm, CH DEC 13 Covered Dish Supper, 6 pm, AOH

OTHER Holidays in December

Dec 1: Bartender Appreciation Day Dec 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities Dec 4: Cookie Day Dec 7: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Dec 10: Human Rights Day Dec 11: UNICEF Day Dec15: Wear Your Pearls Day Dec 16: Chocolate Covered Anything Day Dec 19: Hard Candy Day Dec 20: Re-gifting Day Dec 21: Winter Solstice Ugly Sweater Day Dec 26: Boxing Day Dec 27: Visit the Zoo Day Dec 29: YMCA Day Dec 30: Bacon Day Dec 31: Global Champagne Day World Peace Meditation Day

The Community News

DEC 24 Christmas Eve, City Offices Closed

DEC 31 New Year’s Eve

Jule Segner Jonesboro High School

DEC 17 Historic Pres. Commission, 5:30 pm, CH

DEC 25 Christmas Day, City Offices Closed


CITY EVENT LOCATIONS CH=City Hall LSP=Lee Street Park PD= Police Department AOH=Alpha Omega House-College St.

Published at Jonesboro City Hall Written & Edited by Mayor Joy B. Day To submit news items, call (770) 478-3800 or email jday@jonesboroga.com .

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The Community Newsletter (Volume 22, Issue 12)  

This newsletter is about all of the wonderful things going on in our community.

The Community Newsletter (Volume 22, Issue 12)  

This newsletter is about all of the wonderful things going on in our community.