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  1. Auburn keeps Barrow millage rate sameRead the original story

    Nov 7, 2018 | Barrow County News

    The Auburn City Council, on Nov. 1, approved the 2018 millage rate for its Barrow County property owners. The millage rate is 4.931 mills.


  2. Auburn council could amend ordinance to allow future breweries, brewpubs downtownRead the original story

    Oct 24, 2018 | Barrow County News

    The Auburn City Council is considering amending the city's alcohol ordinance to allow for brewpubs and breweries in the Downtown Overlay District with the goal of boosting economic development in the city.


  3. Auburn City Council approves preliminary engineering proposal for future town centerRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2018 | Barrow County News

    The Auburn City Council, last Thursday, approved a preliminary engineering proposal for the future municipal complex. The city is in the process of planning a mixed-use development on about 15 acres of land south of Atlanta Highway near the eastern boundary of the city limits that will include a city hall and police department building along with a mix of commercial, retail and possibly residential space.


  4. Auburn council approves proclamationRead the original story

    Sep 26, 2018 | Barrow County News

    At its meeting on Sept. 20, the Auburn City Council unanimously approved a proclamation proclaiming Sept.


  5. Auburn City Council approves budget for Fiscal Year 2019Read the original story

    Sep 12, 2018 | Barrow County News

    At its meeting last Thursday, the Auburn City Council held public hearings on the Fiscal Year 2019 budget and the Gwinnett County millage rate for Auburn residents. The FY2019 General Fund budget was approved at $3.253 million - up $19,248 over the FY2018 budget of $3.233 million - or 0.6 percent.


  6. Auburn hires interim leisure services directorRead the original story

    Sep 5, 2018 | Barrow County News

    The Auburn City Council voted during a called meeting Thursday to hire Michael Parks as the city's interim parks and leisure services director. Parks replaces former director Dan Pruehs, who resigned last week to become public works director for the City of Grayson.


  7. Study: Vibrant downtown would attract more housing in AuburnRead the original story

    Aug 29, 2018 | Barrow County News

    The City of Auburn should focus on developing a more "vibrant," "walkable" downtown as a means for attracting the development of more residential and commercial space, a recent study, conducted for the city, recommended. Bleakly Advisory Group presented the Downtown Auburn Real Estate Market Overview and Analysis during a joint meeting of the Auburn City Council and downtown development authority Aug. 9. The study recommends new for-sale housing - and rental housing in later phases - with the majority of homes priced between $200,000-$350,000 with the possibility of new developments to go higher in pricing if they're located near a vibrant downtown area.


  8. Auburn discusses lease agreement for Parks Mill, Mary Carter ballfieldsRead the original story

    Aug 22, 2018 | Barrow County News

    At its meeting last Thursday, the Auburn City Council discussed a lease agreement leasing the Parks Mill and Mary Carter ballfields to the Georgia Baseball and Softball Association for the purpose of facilitating practice space for GBSA travel teams, hosting weekend tournaments and partnering to enhance ATA recreational baseball and softball programs. In the agreement, some items GBSA proposed were: paying the city $10 per player for all registered players that use the city-owned fields and facilities; GBSA paying 50 percent of the utility costs for operating the parks in which it conducts activities, and 20 percent of net profits earned from concessions during the seasons.


  9. Auburn continuing work on Fiscal Year 2019 budgetRead the original story

    Aug 15, 2018 | Barrow County News

    The Auburn City Council, on July 31, continued work on the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget. The council went over the proposed budgets for the following departments: a Government Buildings Expenses: Proposed at $120,128 - up from the $86,085 approved for FY2018.


  10. Auburn council approves itemsRead the original story

    Aug 8, 2018 | Barrow County News

    The Auburn City Council last Thursday approved the following items on the consent agenda, during the monthly meeting: a a new policy for inclusion in the Auburn Police Operations Manual: Employee Performance Evaluations. a the third annual Auburn Elementary School 5K Run - AES Skedaddle - sponsored by the AES PTO for Sept.


  11. Auburn approves wholesale water agreement with countyRead the original story

    Jul 26, 2018 | Barrow County News

    After Auburn City Council member Robert L. Vogel III, very reluctantly, made a motion to approve a proposed intergovernmental agreement for the wholesale purchase of water from Barrow County at an increased rate, the council voted unanimously to approve the IGA last Thursday. Council member Jay Riemenschneider seconded the motion.


  12. Kemp's blowout win reflected in BarrowRead the original story

    Jul 26, 2018 | Barrow County News

    Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp earned a resounding victory over Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle in Tuesday's Republican gubernatorial runoff and won by an even bigger margin in Barrow County.


  13. Auburn mourns loss of two community pillarsRead the original story

    Jun 13, 2018 | Barrow County News

    Auburn lost two of its biggest community pillars last Thursday as Miriam Wood and Violette Lyle died. Mayor Linda Blechinger announced their passing at the start of the Auburn City Council meeting last Thursday.


  14. In the June 13 edition of the Barrow News-JournalRead the original story

    Jun 12, 2018 | Barrow County News

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  15. Almand: It's a wonderful lifeRead the original story

    May 26, 2018 | Barrow County News

    Over the years I have compiled numerous contacts in the fitness industry. Of the 100 emails received each day, up to half can be from this arena.


  16. Auburn council considers real estate market study, other items at meetingRead the original story

    May 23, 2018 | Barrow County News

    The Auburn City Council, at its workshop on May 17, considered several items that will come before the council for a vote at its next regular meeting on June 7. Among those were Bleakly Advisory Group's $13,500 proposal to conduct a real estate market overview and opportunity analysis for downtown Auburn. The market study, which will show what housing and commercial development the city can sustain, would be funded with SPLOST revenue.


  17. County approves $2.15M bid for road patching, resurfacingRead the original story

    May 9, 2018 | Barrow County News

    The Barrow County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a $2.15 million bid by Sunbelt Asphalt for patching and resurfacing on 11 county roads and one road within the city limits of Auburn. About $1.4 million of the work will be funded by a combination of county capital improvement and SPLOST funds; roughly $753,000 will come from a Georgia Department of Transportation Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant, and the City of Auburn will reimburse the county $33,862.30 for the work done inside the city limits.


  18. Auburn council approves pair of rezone requestsRead the original story

    May 9, 2018 | Barrow County News

    The Auburn City Council approved two rezoning requests on May 3, that will allow nine new homes and a trucking company to locate in the city. The council unanimously approved a rezoning for seven parcels in the Auburn Business Park from C-3 to M-1 .


  19. Auburn house fire ruled accidentalRead the original story

    Apr 23, 2018 | Barrow County News

    A fire that inflicted "moderate" damage to a home in Auburn on Sunday evening has been ruled accidental. According to a Barrow County Emergency Services news release, shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday, firefighters received a report of a house fire in the 100 block of John's Bluff.


  20. England: Final state budget to include funds for school securityRead the original story

    Mar 31, 2018 | Barrow County News

    Over this past weekend, I worked with House and Senate leaders to smooth out the differences between the two chambers' versions of the appropriations bill directing all state funding for the fiscal year starting July 1. One key lesson I have learned while working under the Gold Dome is to always keep talking! An area of the budget we have had to continue working on is the bond money that each chamber is designating for the purchase of equipment to make Georgia's schools safer. I'm happy to report now that I've seen encouraging signs that the budget bill emerging from the conference committee will exceed the combined $10 million that was offered last week.


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