South Fulton motel given permission for conditional re-opening

July 09, 2019

A motel previously cited for a number of city code violations, which resulted in its closure, has now been given the go-ahead for a conditional re-opening by the City of South Fulton's Municipal Regional Planning Commission.

Meeting in special called session July 2 in the conference room of the South Fulton City Hall Municipal Complex, board members Kenny Mayo, David Lamb and Cody Caksackkar, as well as South Fulton City Manager Johnny Bacon heard from Code Enforcement Officer Nicole Berner, who reported the motel had been inspected by the State Fire Marshal's office, as well as Ricky Watkins, who performs under contract with the city, structural inspections, and both of them had given their approval for the business to re-open, with all recommended corrections made. Those violations noted from the Fire Marshal's Office numbered approximately 70.

With that approval, board members directed Berner to notify the owner operators of the motel they could open, however representation from the business would be required to attend the next meeting of the board Aug. 1.

Under new business the board members reviewed a request to erect an AT&T tower in property owned by Kent Hutchins, in the area of the city's industrial park location.

Berner stated Will Ratford, a consultant contracted with the city had noted as the request is on privately owned property, the only stipulation would be the tower must be 10 feet more than the distance of the height of the tower, as it relates to any adjoining or adjacent structure.

The request was approved.