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Newton County commissioners continue to discuss how best to handle distribution of millions in American Rescue Plan Act funds.
A motion to offer Newton County Attorney Megan Martin a six-month contract was amended Tuesday night to add that the county will continue to accept applications for the position during the six months.
Newton County will enter into contract negotiations with attorney Megan Martin to become the county’s in-house legal advisor. The Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday night to negotiate a six-month contract with Martin, which would place her contract renewal date in line with the renewals for county clerk and county manager.
A Conditional Use Permit that will allow development of a gas station with underground fuel tanks at Ga. Highway 11 and Interstate 20 was approved by the Newton Board of Commissioners Tuesday night.
The rezoning of approximately 28 acres off Dogwood Drive to allow for development of a warehouse was approved by the Board of Commissioners in a split decision at the July 20 regular meeting.
A controversial convenience store permit stalled Tuesday night after the developer introduced changes not previously discussed and could not guarantee that a lawsuit related to development of a truck stop on adjacent property would be dropped.
Three Newton County commissioners voted Tuesday night to rescind their votes to grant a $1,500 contribution to the upcoming Juneteenth celebration, citing the need to establish a policy for such donations and then follow that policy consistently for all 501c3 organizations.