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City votes on resolution for access to river

Members of Richmond Hill City Council approved a resolution Tuesday that could be the first step in the city’s providing public access to the Ogeechee River for its residents.

The resolution backs a Coastal Incentive Grant application for $80,000 from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to get the process started. Ultimately, it could lead to residents being able to connect to the river inside city limits, council members were told.

Also Tuesday, city council approved a preliminary subdivision plat at Fairways at Ways Station, a 50-lot golf course development on 13.56 acres off Sterling Links Way.

But a similar request by Robert Brannen, the attorney for RHP Land Holdings, LLC, for approval on an 86-lot subdivision called The Links at Ways Station was tabled over concerns about lot sizes and whether fire trucks could get in and out of the subdivision.

City council did not vote on a proposed ordinance that would establish mitigation rates for its fire department. That measure is still being looked at by the city attorney, officials said.


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