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Council wants more trees in city
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City Council agreed Tuesday to make the City of Statesboro a greener place to live – literally. On the same day officials met to discuss proposed changes to the city’s tree ordinance, which determines the amount and kind of trees required on commercial properties, Council unanimously approved the first reading of a motion that would allow new businesses within the city to provide less off-street parking. The land spared by requiring fewer parking spaces will be used for additional landscape, avoiding the blight of massive, oft-empty parking lots within Statesboro, according to City Manager Frank Parker.Council voted to amend Article XVI of the Statesboro Zoning Ordinance, which pertains to parking regulations for developed sites, during a scheduled meeting in City Hall’s second floor council chambers.
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