Senoia to hold workshop on open container changes

Senoia Mayor Jeff Fisher. Photo/John Thompson.
Senoia Mayor Jeff Fisher. Photo/John Thompson.

Want to stroll through downtown Senoia while sipping a craft beer? Then you’ll be interested that the Senoia City Council will hold a workshop next month on allowing open containers of alcohol during certain special events.

Above, Senoia Mayor Jeff Fisher. Photo/John Thompson.

City staff told the City Council March 5 that they were receiving more requests about the issue. If passed, the ordinance could bring a little taste of Savannah or New Orleans to the eastern Coweta city, and allow visitors to walk from venue to venue with alcohol. The city stages such major events such as Memorial Day, a September car show and a Christmas parade in December.

The Council agreed to discuss the item at an April 14 work session.

In other news, the City Council denied a variance for Thomas Simmons at 244 Pylant Street. Simmons wanted to add a front porch to his house, but the City Council explained his house was already a non-conforming use because it was not 60 feet from Pylant Street, which is classified as an arterial road. The porch would bring the home to just 12 ft. from the street, which the City Council deemed far too close.

The City Council also agreed to allow Scott Moore to create a crush and run parking lot behind his project on 90 Main Street. The original development agreement said a completed parking lot had to be built before construction could start, but the city said heavy equipment would be used during the rebuild of 90 Main Street and could potentially ruin a new parking lot.