Rome City Commission meets Monday

Sunday, May 7, 2023–2:44 p.m.

-David Crowder, WRGA News-

The Rome City Commission is expected to consider a resolution approving the issuance of no more than $200,000,000 in bonds being sought by AdventHealth Redmond when they meet tonight.

An approval does not constitute an endorsement or an obligation on behalf of the city to pay back the bonds.

The resolution states the bonds will be used to finance, refinance or reimburse the costs of the AdventHealth Redmond Facilities (including related land costs) and the costs of acquiring and installing equipment to be used at the AdventHealth Redmond Facilities.

Commissioners are also expected to consider a resolution to close a portion of Park Court.

This closing is necessary due to the residential units being constructed on 2nd Avenue at the site of the former AT&T building.

The commission will consider a recommendation from the Alcohol Control Commission to revoke the liquor pouring license for Peaches at 325 Broad Street when it meets tonight.

The recommendation comes following concerns that the business was not meeting the food-to-drink ratio following an examination of receipts for the time period that began in January and ended in October of 2022.

If approved, the license would be terminated immediately and the licensee could re-apply in three months.

A vote on a broadband ordinance is also on the agenda for tonight’s meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at Rome City Hall.

The ordinance says that the city will encourage and try to have high-speed internet throughout its jurisdiction and become a “Broadband Ready Community.”

It would make the City of Rome eligible for state grant funding through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

You can view the meeting agenda here.

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