Toccoa Commission Meeting Today

Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to finalize a decision to abandon Savannah Lane and a portion of an adjacent alley at a meeting later today.

City Commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. today at ToccoaCity Hall for a regularly scheduled meeting.

The city commission voted at its last meeting to abandon the small road located off Savannah Street and part of an adjacent alley, but the agenda lists the item under old business for a second reading.

The request came from the Toccoa First United Methodist Church, which owns all of the property surrounding Savannah Lane and wants the land for possible further expansion.

Nearby residents who live on a dead end street, however, expressed concern that closing the road would leave them cut off if they could not get out of their road onto Savannah Street in case of an emergency.

Also on the agenda for the 5 p.m. meeting today is consideration of humane shelter funding.

Humane shelter funding is also one of the topics on the agenda for a work session prior to today’s meeting.

City commissioners will meet for that work session at 3:30 p.m., also at Toccoa City Hall.

Discussion of a plan for the city pool is also on that work session agenda.

Both the work session and the commission meeting are open to the public.