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Hinesville council breezes through grant resolution
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The regular Nov. 15 Hinesville City Council meeting concluded shortly after beginning, with council approving the 2020 Section 5307 Grant resolution and multiple applications for alcoholic beverage licenses.

Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission Zoning Administrator Gabby Hartage presented council with the Zoning Map Book, which contains all rezoning requests council approved from November 2017-November 2018. Hartage said that the book will come before council for adoption at the Dec. 6 meeting.

The Flood Prevention Ordinance received more minor updates, Hartage said. It is practice for LCPC to review their FPO when the coastal flood panels are updated. Georgia Department of Natural Resources reviewed Hinesville’s flood ordinance, Hartage continued, and suggest minor revisions, which have all been incorporated into the ordinance. Most changes include grammar and sentence revisions, she said. 

Council unanimously approved a grant resolution request presented by Hinesville Grants Administrator Jasmine Fields. The 2020 Section 5307 Urbanized Area grant application requests Section 5307 funding. According to the Federal Transit Administration, Hinesville is considered an Urbanized Area because the population remains under 200,000. The appropriation for fiscal year 2020 is $748,859, and the city requested the full amount, Fields continued. The state request is $61,007, and the required local contribution is $321,808, making the total required funding $1,131,674, she said.

Council also approved 17 requests to sell alcoholic beverages both on- and off-premises at local businesses in Hinesville. According to City Manager Ken Howard, no businesses were delinquent or on probation, which required no further actions. 

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