Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The mayor and Board of Aldermen address citizens' concerns before hammering out the budget details.
The mayor, Board of Aldermen and employees of the City of Acworth hammered out the final adjustments to the fiscal 2012 budget and addressed concerns about street closures during Monday evening's work session. The budget, which has been several work sessions in the making, will leave the city with a balance of $41,039 at the end of the year and a use of fund balance of $50,598. Money in the budget is being allotted for changes to Carruth and School streets. Citizens from the affected areas came to a public comment session before the City Council retired to chambers for the budget meeting. “How are they going to widen the road by Crane Taxidermy without buying the property?” James Baker, who lives in the 4500 block of Spring Street …
Friday, March 4, 2011
The Mayor and Board of Aldermen didn't waste time in making progress for the city.
Thursday's Acworth Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting efficiently handled its business, approving the consent agenda unanimously in a meeting that took all of seven minutes. Without any special presentations to make, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen got to business immediately. No members of the public or the Board of Aldermen had any comments to make after the agenda was passed. Let's take a look at some of what those seven minutes accomplished: Paige Williams will serve a term on the Acworth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Williams' term will expire on January 31, 2012 4 Boy Scout troops and packs will be using Proctor Landing Park in the next two months; the first group will use the park from March 11-12 and the last group has the …
Friday, February 18, 2011
Missed the City Council Meeting? Patch has the highlights in pictures.
Some brief highlights of Thursday's City Council Meeting:
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Arbor Day, contracts, event scheduling also on tonight's agenda.
Tonight's Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting will be the site of a special presentation to an Acworth resident who flew with some of the most legendary American pilots of the Second World War. Second Lieutenant Leonard C. Hall, Jr, originally from Philadelpha, graduated from the Tuskegee Flight School on June 27, 1945. This renowned flight school was the birthplace of the famed 332nd Fighter Group, better known today as the Tuskegee Airmen. The all-black fighter group was the first of its kind in a then-segregated Army. At the controls of their red-tailed P-51 Mustang fighters, the 332nd did battle with the Luftwaffe over the skies of Europe, defending the B-17 and B-24 bombers that engaged in daring daytime raids to cripple the Axis war …
Friday, February 4, 2011
Acworth's mayor and Board of Aldermen recognize a century of service and a night of heroism.
What do a million dollars, Michael Jordan, a man missing since 1943 and the Boy Scouts have in common? All were topics of discussion at Thursday's Acworth City Council meeting. Conference Room One at Acworth City Hall was unusually packed for the meeting on account of the dozens of Boy Scouts, Scoutmasters and proud family members in attendance. This year is the 101st anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scouts of America, and every year the Acworth City Council presents a plaque of appreciation to the various local troops for their role in shaping the young men of the future. The future could wait, though, as a few of the Scouts jumped up to peer over the ledge of the large desk where the mayor and Board of Aldermen were soon to meet. …
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Two liquor licenses and a partial road closure top the agenda.
The final 2010 meeting of the mayor and the Board of Aldermen of Acworth will be tonight at 7 in the Council Chambers. A public hearing will precede the regular council meeting. The only items on the docket are two proposed liquor licenses: the Acworth Corner Store at 4138 S. Main St. and Poblanos Mexican Grill at 3344 Cobb Parkway NW, Suite 600. Poblanos also is seeking a permit for Sunday sales of alcohol. During the regular meeting tonight, several individuals and organizations will receive special recognition from the council. The board then will vote on whether to approve the two liquor licenses discussed earlier, along with a lease extension on a property on Taylor Street. Changes to the speed zones ordinance also are due for a vote…