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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-16/abandoned-homes-continue
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-26/city-inspectors-look-demolish
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/real-estate/2014-11-15/property-transfers
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-02/augusta-commission-nixes
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-08-13/restaurant-
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-08-30/millage-increas
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-01/augustas-goodale-house-heads-
City committee authorizes first phase of $3 million countywide demolition program

...blighted properties, some 290 properties spread across six commission districts whose demolition Development Manager Rob Sherman said "will make an impact on a neighborhood."The 36 houses and other structures are the first to go out of some...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-24/city-committee-authorize
Augusta contracted storm cleanup cost rises to $16.4 million

...outlay budget for a first phase of demolition of abandoned, blighted properties. Planning and Development manager Rob Sherman said tearing down the remainder of identified properties will require additional funds that the commission could authorize...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-04-01/augusta-contracted-storm
City Ink: Review is in for Laney-Walker revitalization project

...committee agenda, Commissioner Marion Williams objected to the term "dance hall," asking why it had to be used.Rob Sherman, a deputy director in the planning department, said that was the term used in the city ordinance."Do you know what...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-05-03/city-ink-review