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Rome and Floyd county commissioners to hold joint meeting

01/10/17 12 p.m.

From staff reports

A joint meeting between city and county commissioners has been scheduled for January 17 at the Emergency Operations Center on East 12th Street. This will be the first meeting new county commissioner have had with their counterparts.

“With the changing of some of the commissioners on our side we have a joint city-county meeting to talk about the state of recreation-kind of break the ice and get some information out there then next month we'd hit the ground running with some business,” McCord said. “We've got some other agreements that are either about to expire or have expired, that probably need to be discussed.”

A plan to put a county morgue at the old animal control facility on Mathis Road is being discussed. The building is owned by the county but the property belongs to the city. The Rome-Floyd County Planning Commission was set to discuss a rezoning but the issue was withdrawn from the agenda.

“That site has a good use for the morgue,” McCord said. “It, in my opinion, is zoned appropriately now. But I want Sue (Planning Director Sue Hiller) to verify how the map was drawn. I want to make sure it's not a clerical error and it may not even need to go to the planning commission.

The meeting on January 17 is scheduled for 2 p.m.