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Milton Leaders Oppose Cell Tower Bill

The Milton City Council approved a resolution opposing House Bill 176, which limits local governments' time to review cell tower applications.

A proposal to limit the time frame in which local governments can review and approve cell tower applications is not sitting well with Milton city leaders.

The Milton City Council on Wednesday approved a resolution announcing its opposition to House Bill 176.

If the legislation clears the Georgia General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal, it would give local governing bodies 150 days to review a cell tower application.

If the application hasn't been decided on within the 150 days, the tower would automatically be approved. 

Council members also approved 5-1, with council member Matt Kunz opposing, a rezoning request from Reunion Park, LLC. 

The company requested the city to rezone .5 acres at 15260 Hopewell Road from AG-1 agricultural to historic district to allow the new owners to re-open the former Hardeman country store. 

The building is 1,179 square foot. 

The council also approved a resolution supporting local legislation in the Georgia General Assembly that would clarify and amend the Milton city charter.

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