Buckhead extends zoning moratorium
By Patrick Yost
Pending development in Buckhead will have to wait another 90 days.
The Buckhead City Council Monday unanimously extended, for another 90 days, a moratorium on zoning requests or development plans pending the completion of a new set of city ordinances.
The extension came on the recommendation of Morgan County Senior Planner Allison Moon. Moon told the council that the new ordinances were complete, but had not been approved by Morgan County Attorney Christian Henry.
The extended moratorium will now remain in effect until August 17, or until the city council approves and adopts its new set of ordinances.
Zoning maps for the city are available for review at Buckhead City Hall, located in the Buckhead Volunteer Fire Department.
The city council also discussed an upcoming 100- year celebration. The celebration marking the town’s founding will take place on Saturday, May 31 at the Buckhead Volunteer Fire Department. A tractor parade will begin at 10 a.m. followed by free hot dogs and hamburgers and games. The council approved a greased pig event, a greased pole climbing event, sack races and three–legged races. All events will be free of charge.
The council decided to request a minimum charge for drinks at the event to off set expenses.