Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Watkinsville City Council approved four businesses licenses at its meeting last week.
The vacant building that formerly housed Floyd's Grill is to be the new home of a southern style restaurant. Watkinsville Council recently approved a business license request for Stellar Southern Café to set up shop in the 64 N. Main Street location. Co-owner Judy Johnston says the restaurant is still in the early stages of development. At the meeting last Wednesday, City Clerk Julie Sanders said council members also approved business license requests for the following: What do you think about the new businesses coming to the city? Tell us in the comments below.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
At Wednesday's meeting, council will also discuss the addition of court fines to the Municipal Court Fine Schedule and hold the first public hearing on the FY14 budget.
Tuesday, April 9
Here's what's on the agenda for the 7 p.m. Wednesday meeting of Watkinsville Council: CALL TO ORDER QUORUM CHECK MINUTES APPEARANCES ADMINISTRATION MAYOR’S REPORT CITIZEN’S COMMENTS OLD BUSINESS NEW BUSINESS ADJOURN
Monday, November 19, 2012
Her first order of business was to vote on a business license request.
Watkinsville Council is once again whole with five members. At a meeting last Wednesday, Connie Massey was sworn in by Probate Judge David Anglin. She fills the vacancy left by Henry Norman when he resigned in September. The first order of business was to hear a business license request for the home-based Harjo Wood Works, located on Southland Drive. Joshua Johnson said he and his father started the business because they enjoy refacing cabinetry, repairing furniture and filling custom woodworking orders. "I just wanted to start a business where I was able to go out there and do artisan work, and this community has always supported artists," he said. The request sailed through. Council also approved a business license for Reynaldo …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Peak Industries, LLC, an electrical contractor, was one of four businesses granted licenses at the Watkinsville City Council meeting last week.
A new business coming to Watkinsville is expected to create 20-30 jobs for area electricians. Don Phillips told Watkinsville City Council last week Peak Industries, LLC will hire electricians for primarily industrial services. The business will be located at 1120 Industrial Drive. Mayor Joe Walter said it was "wonderful news." Council also granted business licenses to Straight Line Surveying, Inc, a land surveying firm in a home office, and Green Tree Metals, a metal roofing and siding business at 1401 Greensboro Highway, Building 1. Jack's Food Mart at 42 Greensboro Highway is currently undergoing renovations, but the new owners' request for a business license was approved at the meeting. The owners also requested a Beer and Wine retail …
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The Watkinsville City Council voted to keep the current millage rate of 2.937 for fiscal year 2012.
The Watkinsville City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to keep millage rates for the city at their current level of 2.937 for fiscal year 2012. “If we were to increase the millage rate, it would be more of a burden to property owners, so we should keep it as is at least for this year,” Mayor Joe Walter said before the vote. If the millage rate had been increased to the proposed rate of 3.47, the city would have gained about $12,000, the mayor added. Council approves business licenses The council approved licenses for four new businesses in Watkinsville as well as a Beer and Wine Pouring License for a new bakery in town. The Kumquat Mae Bakery & Café will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 6 a.m to 3 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from …
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Also discussed at Wednesday's city council meeting: Watkinsville's population grows to more than 2,800.
Life was different in 1986. Ronald Reagan was president. The Oprah Winfrey Show had just become nationally-syndicated. And Watkinsville native Lee O'Dillon was starting his job as chief of police. Twenty-five years later, O'Dillon – who remains Watkinsville's police chief – was honored by the city council for his service. “When he started, he was the police department,” Mayor Joe Walter said at the city council meeting Wednesday night. O'Dillon said he worked every day for the first 14 and a half years – no vacations, no days off. “It was tough for a long time,” he said. “I knew what I was getting into.” Even when he was home from work, which often teetered at more than 90 hours a week, he was on call. But despite the challenges, O'…
Monday, March 14, 2011
One business license applicant says she is seeking new ways of generating income through entrepreneurship.
Andrea Williams has had to diversify. The Watkinsville resident went to Watkinsville City Hall Thursday afternoon to apply for a business license. Though she has never owned a business before, she said the tough economic times have caused her and many others to expand their expertise in order to make ends meet. "It is a result of the economy in that as an entrepreneur of contract labor, I have to do so many more things to keep the bills paid than I've had to before," said Williams, who writes for Oconee Patch, The Athens Banner-Herald, REALTOR and is applying for a business license to market her clients' products. "I really think that's where America is going back to. The entrepreneur is having to reinvent themselves because there aren't …