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First reading approved on extending Flowery Branch historic commission term limits
City wants to keep on current members
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History may or may not repeat itself, but Flowery Branch’s Historic Preservation Commission will if an ordinance is approved extending term limits for voting members.

The first reading of an ordinance removing two three-year term limits was approved at Thursday’s City Council meeting.

“Our current commission members … all three of these folks have served two consecutive terms,” City Planner John McHenry explained. “We would like the opportunity to appoint them, while at the same time we are going to be looking for other members for this commission.”

Janice Bryans, Sue Kilgore and Councilwoman Mary Jones all serve on the commission, and all have expressed an interest in continuing to serve, McHenry said.

“We have had some interest, but it is somewhat of a challenge to get folks for this commission,” McHenry said. “To have that appropriate balance of recognizing that we’re trying to redevelop and grow the town, and at the same time we obviously want to preserve what’s great and beautiful about it.”

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