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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
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
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-
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-
Hundreds of abandoned properties await demolition funding

...said was a $3 million undertaking to rid Augusta of blighted properties, are set to begin this week, according to Rob Sherman, the deputy director of the department's development division.Among the worst areas are the historic Laney-Walker...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-06/hundreds-abandoned-properties
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
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
Washington Road hotel condemned, closed

A Washington Road hotel has been "condemned for occupancy" after a visit by city officials last month.Rob Sherman, the city's director of License and Inspection, said Thursday morning thata task force that included officials from the health...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-10-03/washington-road-hotel-cond
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's Goodale House facing demolition

...County Magistrate Court this week and its owner, Wes Sims, was ordered to either repair or demolish the structure.Rob Sherman, Augusta-Richmond County's development manager, said the ruling comes after more than two years of frustration...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-11-01/augustas-goodale-house-facing