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Commissioners approve resolutions on multi-family housing, solid waste plan
Newton County Administration Building
The Development Services office is in the Newton County Administration Building in downtown Covington. - photo by File Photo

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution establishing a moratorium on accepting applications for multi-family developments for unincorporated parts of the county not covered by an overlay Tuesday night.

The move came to the request of District 1 Commissioner Stan Edwards. It followed an earlier BOC work session where high multi-family housing was discussed.

Commissioners approved a 90-day limited, temporary moratorium on the acceptance of applications for land disturbance permits or building permits if the property is to be used for multi-family housing in unincorporated Newton County. 

Property located in an overlay is excluded. The moratorium is scheduled to end Feb. 4, 2019.

Commissioners also approved a resolution authorizing the Solid Waste Management Authority to prepare an update to the county’s Multi-Jurisdictional Solid Waste Management Plan for the next decade. The current plan expires this year.

The resolution requests that Authority members draft a plan update consistent with the most recent countywide Service Delivery Strategy for solid waste collection and disposal and negotiate with the county’s cities for participation in the plan, which is slated to run 2019-2028.