Monroe City Council to vote on expenditure to move Town Green plans forward

Monroe, Ga. – The City of Monroe will take action at Tuesday’s City Council Work Session and Called Meeting that will bring it one step closer to bringing a vibrant Town Green to the local community.

Officials will vote on whether to spend the $87,650 from the 2019 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) to clean up two areas identified by the Brownfield Project as requiring remediation. The property on S. Madison Avenue between Church and Davis streets once housed a fertilizer plant and needs to go through the process in order to ensure that it is contamination free. The City purchased the 3.143-acre property from the Bank of Eastman for $750,000 last summer with the intent of keeping the green space for a Town Green for the City and selling remaining 1.476 acres that contains the old fertilizer plant to Monroe Business Enterprises, LLC, a joint venture between J.T. Anderson and Melvin L. Music. That part of the process is already underway. Monroe Metro, a coworking community, had its Grand Opening Friday to much fanfare and Major Humphrey’s Micro Brewery is preparing to set shop in part of the old fertilizer building. Plans also are underway for some recreational ventures in other parts of the building and Music and Anderson will be sharing details of those new ventures as soon as all the details have been ironed out.

The June Monroe City Council Work Session and Called Meeting begins at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Monroe City Hall on N. Broad Street. The remaining votes will be taken next week at the regular City Council meeting on June 11, 2019, at the same time and place. The public is invited to attend both sessions.

The full agenda for the June 4 meeting follows.


1.     Finance

a.     Monthly Finance Report

b.     FY2018 Audited Financial Statements (CAFR)

c.      City Hall Drive-Thru Exterior Rehabilitation 

2.     Airport

a.     Monthly Airport Report

3.     Public Works

a.     Monthly Solid Waste Report

b.     Monthly Streets & Transportation Report

c.      On-Stage Walton / Playhouse Roof Replacement and Exterior Rehabilitation

4.     Utilities

a.     Monthly Electric & Telecom Report

b.     Monthly Water, Sewer, Gas, & Stormwater Report

5.     Public Safety 

a.     Monthly Fire Report

b.     Monthly Police Report

c.      Purchase – Bunker Gear

d.     Purchase – Fire Pumper

6.     Planning & Code

a.     Monthly Code Report

7.     Economic Development

a.     Monthly Economic Development Report

8.     Parks

a.     Monthly Parks Report


1.     Public Hearing Variance – 1415 East Church Street

2.     Public Hearing Variance – 2130 West Spring Street 

3.     Public Hearing Conditional Use – 1031 Charlotte Rowell Boulevard

4.     Application – Beer & Wine On-Premise Consumption – The Cotton Café 

5.     Application – Beer & Wine Package Sales – Murphy Oil USA 

6.     Service Delivery Strategy Authorization and Resolution 

7.     Discussion – On-Call Engineering 


  1. Downtown Green Remediation


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