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City Council to discuss moving house
Church officals oppose move
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Two weeks after tabling the issue, the Statesboro City Council will once again discuss a request to allow an apartment house to be moved from Bulloch Street to Elm Street.
    Charles and Alicia Collins want to move the house to the site and renovate it into apartments. The location on Elm Street is on the edge of the Central Business District and, therefore, there are no requirements for how far the building must be from the property line and no regulations for parking.
    However, representatives from both the Elm Street Church of God and Brannen Chapel United Methodist Church spoke in opposition of the request, saying the lot is to small for the structure and there isn't enough room for parking.
    City Manager George Wood said he agreed with both of those points, but legally, the city's zoning ordinance did not give the city a legal reason to justify turning down the request.
    Other items on the city's agenda include:
    ‰ a resolution appointing municipal election officials for November's election;
    ‰ a motion regarding furnishings for the new Statesboro Police Department facility;
    ‰ a motion to approve or deny a request of the Statesboro Arts Council to begin their endowment drive and extend their repayment date for the current loan though the 2012 fiscal year.
    The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the city hall council chambers.
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