By John L. Ross / Staff Writer
Jobs may soon come to Williamsburg.
During Thursday’s meeting of the Williamsburg City Council, Mayor Roddy Harrison offered few details about the potential new business, however, he did say as many as 45 jobs could be created.
But council members needed to take a small step to get the ball rolling.
Harrison explained that Whitley Avenue, a well-used road prior to the construction of I-75, was no longer a city-maintained street.
Harrison said the road was built around 1911, and that in 1968 the property, including the road, was deeded to Williamsburg, LLC.
“It’s the old road behind (the) IGA (grocery store) — it’s not been used in forever,” the mayor said.
Harrison explained the city could not sell the area to the new potential business “because the city can’t transfer a title to it.”
Thursday was the first reading concerning the road, and during a special-called meeting Friday, the measure concerning that road was unanimously approved. Council member Erica Harris made the motion, with a second from Council member Richard Foley.
“We want to speed up the process to get the new business in town,” Harrison told council members, but again added he could not yet say anything else. “This (decision) allows them to go on with the sale,” the mayor added.
Also noted was the city council will not meet in July unless a special-called meeting is arranged. Harrison said the next regular meeting of the Williamsburg City Council is scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 12.
By John L. Ross / Staff Writer
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