St. John Towers reviews safety after Evans retirement home fire

...requirements, but they, too, don't routinely return to inspect building interiors absent serious complaints, said Rob Sherman, the deputy development director for Augusta Planning and Develop ment.

Ride-hailing platform Uber uncharted territory for Augusta

...Augusta, ride-hailing is still a largely uncharted territory for the area.Augusta License and Inspection Director Rob Sherman said the city is in the early stages of conducting research on how best to regulate Uber."They're located here...

Abandoned homes continue to weigh on Augusta's future

...Depart ment ? increased from $153,000 in 2013 to $200,000 in 2014, but it has been set at $35,000 this year.Rob Sherman, the deputy director of planning and development, said like in past fiscal years, the amount could increase as the city...

City officials stop apparent cell tower work

...application for installation of a tower."They do not have a permit; they do not have the zoning for it," said Rob Sherman, deputy director of development for the city's planning and development office.Sherman said the extent of work...

City inspectors look to demolish Goodale House

...Goodale House, will be upheld in State Court because they have Augusta code and years of reported neglect on their side.Rob Sherman, director of Augusta's License and Inspection Department, said his staff plans to ask a State Court judge in early...

Augusta Commission nixes alcohol license fee increase, approves amendments

...included the fee increases among several amendments to the alcohol ordinance, Planning and Development Deputy Director Rob Sherman said the fees would remain lower than those in Atlanta, Gwinnett County and Dekalb County and go into the city's...

Restaurant owners unhappy with proposed changes to alcohol ordinance

...let's look at the fees so that's what brought it about," said Augusta Planning and Development Deputy Director Rob Sherman, who noted that the city last raised licensing fees in 2011. "We looked at some of the larger cities and we found...

Millage increase was a sweet decision for Augusta Commission

...hadn't been properly notified that their alcohol licenses would increase 10 percent under a revised alcohol ordinance.Rob Sherman, the city's Planning and Development Depart ment deputy director, told them that three public hearings were advertised...

Property transfers

...Augusta-Richmond County, Section III, 3348 Wedgewood Drive, Lot 27, Block D, TanglewoodAugusta Georgia Land Bank Authority and Rob Sherman to Udo Jaeger, 2546 Lyman St., Lot 1, Block F, Lumpkin ParkWilliam G. Palmer to Richmond County, Augusta-Richmond...

Augusta's Goodale House heads to court

...collapsed in August 2011.Both have remained unrepaired for nearly three years."It's going to be up to the judge," Rob Sherman, deputy director of Augusta's Planning and Development Department, said of the house's future. "At this point...