Voice Opinion About Car Wash

A developer is considering putting an automatic tunnel car wash near S. Hairston and Redan Road, but the Greater Hidden Hills Overlay Code prohibits such a business. He asked the Greater Hidden Hills Community Development Corp. (GHHCDC) to support a special land use exception so that the car wash can be built.

You are invited to give your opinions on the matter at the next GHHCDC meeting: Feb. 18, 2023, 10 a.m., on Zoom.  If you cannot make the meeting but want to express an opinion, please write to GHHCDC@gmail.com

Zoom info: 

Meeting ID: 863 5682 7280

Passcode: 760027

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309-205-3325 or 309-205-3325  

The reason our community put in business restrictions was to prevent being inundated with the same type of businesses. The idea was to generate a diverse array of businesses that offer services and goods this neighborhood needs and wants. 

Danny Glusman, the car wash representative, says that the construction would cost about $3.5 million, and the site would by managed by an experienced car wash chain.  Here is a prototype image that Foamworks sent:

We hope you can attend the meeting.  Due to previous commitment, this email must go out early.  If you misplace the link, go to www.GreaterHiddenHillsCDC.org to see it on the website.

Sentencing for Illegal Slaughterhouse Set for Feb 17, 9 a.m.

On Dec. 14 in state court, a jury of six found Rudolph Bradford guilty of illegally slaughtering animals in his backyard. He was to be sentenced Jan. 13, 2023, but the judicial tower of the DeKalb County Courthouse is closed for repairs, according to Assistant Solicitor-General Karen Scott.  The new sentencing date is Feb. 17, 2023,  9 a.m.

Bradford was found guilty on the first three charges dealing with illegal slaughtering of animals on residential property. The other two guilty verdicts dealt with inappropriate parking and storage of machinery.

Bradford was found not guilty of the four counts dealing with his license and four other nuisance charges.

Ms. Scott asked that Judge Purdom consider fining him $1,000 on each count and requiring a 600-day sentence (300 days would be suspended if he closed the abattoir within 90 days of sentencing.) 

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We hope to see you Feb. 18!