Property owner Don DeFoor requested that his property at 700 Alabama Avenue be rezoned from C-2, commercial, to LCR, Limited Commercial-Residential.
The house on the property had been purchased to use as an attorney’s office. However, now DeFoor would like the option of housing either another office or renting it to residents.
The council approved the request.
The council also approved a request from Church at Chapel Hill Bremen Campus to do a service project at the Rock Building Park.
“They are going to clean the grounds over there, and we’re going to coordinate with them on anything they need,” Bremen City Manager Perry Hicks said.
In other news, the city is set to attend a meeting with area utility companies and the Georgia Department of Transportation on Nov. 14 regarding a Safe Routes to Schools initiative inside the city limits.
“The program will install and improve sidewalks inside the city limits to allow more children to walk to school, if they so choose,” Hicks said.
The preliminary plans have been set. The upcoming meeting will address utility logistics.
On a related note, the DOT has recently completed the Local Assistance Road Program, which saw work on Waddell, Lau and Valley Run streets in Bremen.
Hicks also reported that he has begun discussing the possibility of a recycling program with representatives of Waste Industries, the city’s current vendor for trash pick up.
Dave Hunt approached the city two months ago about beginning a recycling program after he said several residents had requested it. Hicks said he discussed the possibility of both curb-side service and a convenience center with Hunt and discussed possible sites for a convenience center.