Third Lee Street Park meeting set for Monday

JONESBORO — Residents of Jonesboro will get their third opportunity to voice their opinions on the future of Lee Street Park Monday.

The city will hold a public input meeting at 6 p.m., before a regularly scheduled council meeting, to hear the findings of the Lee Street Park steering committee. The committee has been reviewing input received so far through surveys of residents.

The meeting will take place at the Jonesboro Police Department headquarters, 170 S. Main St. The council meeting will follow at 7 p.m.

The council is expected to address a conditional use request to have a tutoring business at 186 North Avenue, Suite 102. Mayor Joy Day said the location previously housed a tutoring business for several years, but city code requires each new business that moves into the site apply for its own conditional use permit.

The request is to waive the $600 conditional use permit fee.

Other items on the agenda include:

• Whether to hire the Georgia Municipal Association’s IT in a Box program for technology and website upgrades.

• Whether to let AT&T have 40 spaces in the city’s parking lot on Smith Street.

• Whether to create an $180 yearly clean-up fee to be put on residents’ tax bills.

There will also be a public comment period at the end of the meeting.