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Proposed liquor store near Chattahoochee River Club, temple on Kelly Mill Road on Thursday’s agenda
District 5 Commissioner Laura Semanson speaks to her constituents during a recess on Thursday, July 22. Neighbors from Chattahoochee River Club came to the meeting wearing black shirts in solidarity to oppose the proposed liquor store off River Club Drive.

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will be holding its regular meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 19. Two public hearings on the agenda will focus on Gary’s Wine & More on River Club Drive and a Hindu temple on Kelly Mill Road.

Gary’s Wine & More is requesting approval for an alcohol license to sell malt beverages (beer), wine and distilled spirits by the package with an establishment located on River Club Drive.

Following a discussion about the license at a previous board meeting, commissioners decided to postpone a decision after hearing concerns from neighbors living in Chattahoochee River Club, which is accessed off River Club Drive.

A religious place of worship, located off Kelly Mill Road, will be coming before the board for a discussion about the possible modification or revocation of conditions existing in its conditional-use permit designation.

The Hindu temple, submitted by Hindu Center of Atlanta, Inc., is still in the early stages of the zoning process.

The priest’s residence is proposed at 9,355 square feet with 81 parking spaces. 

Concerned residents are invited to attend these public hearings. To find out more about items on the agenda or see how you can sign up to participate, visit