Rome City Commission meets Monday

June 27, 2021–2:30 p.m.


A packed agenda awaits the Rome City Commission Monday night.

Commissioners will consider an amendment to the animal control ordinance that addresses definitions for adequate shelter and unsanitary conditions, as well as payment of anticipated costs of impoundment and care.

Other sections of the ordinance amendment address tethering, keeping domestic animals or livestock under control, and keeping animals inside a fence or other enclosure.

The commission will conduct a public hearing regarding an amendment to the Unified Land Development Code aimed at decreasing red tape and other obstacles to desirable growth and development.

You can read the amendment HERE.

Another proposed amendment to the ULDC is related to the use of tables and ordinance sections related to distilleries, wineries, and breweries.

Also on the agenda is the approval of the sale of 2.14 acres of city-owned property on West 3rd Street to Four Stones Real Estate, Impact Rome River District, LLC.

The sale was recently delayed while the city and the purchaser worked out some of the language in the agreement.

You can view the purchase and sale agreement HERE.

During the city commission caucus, Aundi Lesley with downtown development will give a presentation regarding a trial period for open container in downtown Rome.

The proposal is to allow consumption on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. from August 5 to October 30.

Monday’s Rome City Commission meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at Rome City Hall.

The caucus starts at 5 p.m.

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