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Capital projects, Christmas decorations on agenda for the Avondale City Commission

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Capital projects, Christmas decorations on agenda for the Avondale City Commission

People gather around the tree following the festivities during the Annual City of Avondale Estates Christmas Tree Lighting, Dec. 2.

Avondale Estates, GA — The Avondale Estates City Commission will meet tomorrow night at 5:30 p.m. for its regularly scheduled meeting.

The meeting will be held via Zoom.

The City Commission will first meet as the Urban Redevelopment Agency to vote on the Town Green construction proposal and contract. Fabric Developers recently recommended the city work with Reeves and Young for the construction of the park.

Here are the access instructions to the May 12 meetings. All meetings will use the same link:

Connect via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88949748201
Or Telephone (Audio Only): 301.715.8592 Webinar ID: 889 4974 8201

On the agenda for the City Commission’s regular meeting is a vote on the funding request for the U.S. 278 complete street design project. The city has been working on the project since 2014. It aims to improve U.S. 278 and includes a “road diet” that will reduce the five-lane road to three lanes between Sam’s Crossing and Ashton Place.

The city is asking for $80,000 for traffic light reconfiguration and design work in order to leverage additional construction grants, according to the agenda packet.

The city is expected to receive $1.9 million from the federal surface transportation reauthorization legislation in September but is requesting $80,000 now for the design work to be able to complete the project on schedule, Decaturish previously reported.

During the work session, the City Commission is set to discuss the tree ordinance, Christmas decorations and an extension of a moratorium on new vape shops.

The City Commission began at the April 28 meeting discussions on the Christmas tree that is reserved for the annual tree lighting and the possibility of using a different tree rather than the holly tree at the corner of South Avondale Road and Clarendon Avenue.

The full agendas can be found on the city’s website.

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