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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - County leaders question whether developers should be required to install sidewalks in new neighborhoods.

That's currently how the new zoning ordinance for the city and county is written. It requires all new neighborhoods with 20 or more lots to have sidewalks. County leaders are worried that could place undue burden on developers, especially in the unincorporated area where lots can be very large.

Other commissioners say sidewalks are good for safety and to bring the community together. Planning manager Howard Brown said he would bring a new recommendation back before commissioners before they vote on the issue.  

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