The Athens commission met Tuesday to vote on the Planning Department’s special projects work program, TSPLOST 2018 projects and ARPA-funded summer 2023 youth programming at the Tuesday regular session.
Mayor Kelly Girtz began the meeting recognizing Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department driver Lavoris Huff for winning first place in the automated side loader competition at Solid Waste Association of North America’s International Road-EO competition in El Paso, Texas on Oct. 26.
“We [have] of course fantastic staff here in Athens-Clarke County. Sometimes that means people are doing a wonderful job shepherding projects through, sometimes it means that they are providing exemplary service in other ways and sometimes it means that they get out on the roadsways and they prove that they are top in class,” Girtz said.
Planning Department special projects work program
The commission discussed the Planning Department’s special work programat the meeting, focusing much of the conversation on how the program addresses housing through the policy implementation of accessory dwelling units.
Commissioner Melissa Link seconded Commissioner Tim Denson’s motion to accept the project to provide for more affordable housing options in ACC.
“I personally have multiple constituents who are interested in taking advantage of it and I think