Cornelia moving key departments
CORNELIA, Ga. – Days after the city of Cornelia held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for its new municipal complex, officials are announcing operation changes that will take effect as soon as next week.
“While this was a ceremony, it does mean that we are very close to the start of this project,” said City Manager Donald Anderson. “There will be some temporary changes to some of the city’s operations during construction, which is expected to take 12 months.”
The Cornelia Fire Station downtown, located at 156 Foreacre St., as well as the city hall annex will have to be demolished in order to construct the new city hall and police station. The demolition will begin in April, however, Georgia Power will disconnect power to the buildings April 3.
Beginning Monday, March 25, the fire department will relocate all of its operations to the north fire station, located at 347 Highway 441 N. in the former Kmart shopping center, until the new fire station is completed. Beginning Monday, April 1, the Cornelia Planning Department will also relocate to the north fire station until the new city hall is complete.
The Cornelia City Commission will hold its upcoming regular meeting at 6 p.m. April 2 in its regular meeting place, however, it will be the last time the commission meets in the existing municipal courtroom. Beginning in May, the commission will start holding its meetings at the Cornelia Community House, located at 601 Wyly St. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month.