Augusta Commission expected to consent to Garden City gateways project

Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 7:41 PM
Last updated 9:38 PM
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The Augusta Commission is expected to enter another public-private partnership for landscaping city streets in an agenda item up for approval today.

The item, one of many likely to be approved without discussion, adds Alexander Drive to the list of city entryways that Augusta businessman Barry Storey is involved in landscaping.

The agreement has Palmetto Storey LLC providing landscape maintenance along Alexander between River Watch Parkway and Washington Road, with Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau to manage the agreement and fund it through the Garden City Improvement Fund, a charity to which Mayor Deke Copenhaver has donated.

Storey also undertook landscaping near his businesses on Wheeler Road, a move that Copenhaver celebrated, and his firm recently entered similar arrangements with the city to maintain downtown sections of Walton Way and St. Sebastian Way.

In each of the agreements, Augusta contributes sales-tax revenue for installation of irrigation equipment.

Also up for approval by consent today is the purchase of a modular play system for May Park. Two other agenda items, speakers concerned with Augusta Convention Center and a vote to reissue $90 million in water and sewerage bonds, were postponed, City Administrator Fred Russell said.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 10/02/12 - 05:43 am
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We need a sign to white wash

We need a sign to white wash those shot gun houses off of the Calhoun Expressway as you drive into Augusta. Put up a sign that says historic district with original shotgun houses or something. Yankee Masters visitors may think it's a quaint area.

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floridasun 10/02/12 - 06:53 am
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Thank you

Thank you Mr Storey for helping improve the appearance of Augusta.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/02/12 - 07:04 am
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Have yall looked at Mike

Have yall looked at Mike Padgett & Deans Bridge road lately??

Riverman1
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Riverman1 10/02/12 - 11:19 am
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Is Barrey Storey related to

Is Barrey Storey related to Chip Storey, the physician?

rebellious
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rebellious 10/02/12 - 02:46 pm
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No Tax Dollars

I like that this effort is funded from private dollars. That shows businesses and business owners understanding their stake in the maintaining of Augusta.

Alexander Road as a Gateway? Now that is a stretch, but so be it. Now we need Hwy 25, Hwy 1, and Hwy 56 recognized as principle entry thoroughfares and maintained as such.

Not complaining, just saying.

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Sweet son 10/02/12 - 05:09 pm
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@rebellious

I was like you when I began to read the article thinking that our tax dollars would not be spent but it does say that you and I will be paying for irrigation systems. @ SeenitB4 you are right about the South entrances into the city but you know as well as I that no money will be spent in those areas. The last time I looked at the gateway island at the Gordon Highway and Deans Bridge it was pretty ragged. None of those city entrances are close enough to the Augusta National Golf Club.

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