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South Fulton City Hall Closes for Mold Remediation
Government

South Fulton City Hall Closes for Mold Remediation

City of South Fulton officials have announced that City Hall will be temporarily closed starting today, Feb. 20, due to the discovery of mold in the building. Extensive mold was found in three offices at 5440 Fulton Industrial Blvd. during recent inspections, prompting officials to take action. To fully address the issue, the landlord and the city have decided that substantial drywall removal is necessary in all impacted areas with exterior windows. While remediation work takes place, the Community Development and Regulatory Affairs (CDRA) department will relocate to 6095 Boat Rock Blvd. CDRA handles the intake and processing of land disturbance permits, building permits, plan review and other planning and zoning activities. Employees in other departments that are not public-facing wi...
Councilwoman Bell to Host Meet and Greet on Feb. 20
Government

Councilwoman Bell to Host Meet and Greet on Feb. 20

Newly-elected Councilwoman Keosha B. Bell (D-5) will host "Let's Talk" on Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. The event, advertised as a meet and greet, will be held at the Burdett Park (2945 Burdett Road) in the multipurpose room. The event will give District 5 residents an opportunity to meet their new representative. City personnel from Public Safety, Public Works and Code Enforcement will also be in attendance to share updates and answer questions. Councilwoman Bell is a native of Athens, Ga. She attended Middle Georgia College and Clayton State University College where she studied business management, marketing and computer information technology. She has been an entrepreneur for more than two decades and is the owner of Simple Pleasure Events, LLC and  White Glove Experience Booking & Talent...
Final Public Hearing on Millage Rate Planned for Aug. 31
Government, Public Notice

Final Public Hearing on Millage Rate Planned for Aug. 31

South Fulton held the first of three public hearings on the millage rate on Aug. 24. City staff is recommending that the mayor and city council maintain the 2022 millage rate of 12.899. “The reason for the recommendation is based on the fact that developing an operating and capital budget for a municipality is a very complex and layered task," said City Manager Tammi Sadler Jones in a press release. “We prepare revenue and personnel projections as well as examine the requests submitted from departments. It is a balancing act between the desired service level and the cost of those service levels. With the revenue projections and expenditures for the FY 2023 proposed budget, staff recommended maintaining the millage rate.” There will be two additional public hearings on the millag...
Rowell Recognized for ‘Outstanding Leadership’ at Annual Pinnacle Awards Luncheon
Community, Government

Rowell Recognized for ‘Outstanding Leadership’ at Annual Pinnacle Awards Luncheon

This weekend, District 1 Councilwoman Dr. Catherine Foster Rowell and several other community service leaders were presented with 2022 Pinnacle Leadership Awards. The honors were bestowed by the Fortitude Education and Cultural Development Center, Inc. (FECDC). “Being recognized among a group of such astute leaders truly is an honor,” Rowell said. “I accept this honor on behalf of the people of South Fulton, and I thank them for the privilege of letting me serve them as we build the best city in the metro area.” The 21st Annual Pinnacle Awards Luncheon was held on Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway. FGTV's Shaunya Chavis-Rucker and FOX 5's Deidra Dukes and Joi Dukes served as the mistresses of ceremony. A total of 11 honorees were recognized for exce...
South Fulton Department Budget Presentations Begin Aug. 16
Government

South Fulton Department Budget Presentations Begin Aug. 16

Ahead of the start of the fiscal year on Oct. 1, South Fulton will hold a series of department budget presentations. The presentations will be held over two full days, Tuesday, Aug. 16 and Thursday, Aug. 18, starting at 10 a.m. City staff will provide an overview of their budget requests, including those related to economic development, parks, police and public works. Last year's budget focused on "resilience, inclusion, strength and experience," and included over $90 million in investments into public safety, transportation, technology and other critical areas. A full schedule of the upcoming budget presentations is available below. Meetings will be virtual and streamed live, and can be viewed via the city's YouTube channel. A copy of the FY23 proposed budget will be prepar...
Public Notice: South Fulton Charter Commission to Meet Aug. 1
Government, Public Notice

Public Notice: South Fulton Charter Commission to Meet Aug. 1

The City of South Fulton Charter Commission will convene for its next regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 5440 Fulton Industrial Blvd., and broadcast live via the city's YouTube channel. Citizens can review past meetings online and submit feedback to the commission via email at [email protected]. In accordance with the city’s charter, a review commission was established in May of this year, five years after the city's incorporation. Commission members are appointed by the mayor, city council and members of the Georgia House of Representatives and Senate whose district falls wholly or partially within the city. Appointed commission members include:- Judge Kenya Johnson (Appointed by City Council)- Daphne Jord...
Public Art: South Fulton Makes Plans for a More Vibrant City
Arts, Government

Public Art: South Fulton Makes Plans for a More Vibrant City

South Fulton’s Public Art Commission is soliciting feedback on the future of public art in the city via an online survey available through September 30. Input from the survey will be incorporated into the city’s first public art master plan.  Input is sought from residents, city leaders and personnel, business owners, local artists, and other stakeholders. Feedback will help to guide future programming and funding priorities.  Two projects have been completed in South Fulton this year. A “paint by numbers” mural was produced by artist Vernon Robinson in collaboration with community members at Sandtown Park in April. Earlier this month, a four-panel sculpture created by artist Allen Peterson was installed in the roundabout at Campbellton Road and Boat Rock Road. Councilwoman Cathe...
South Fulton to Hold Spring Cleanup Day on Saturday, May 21
Community, Events, Government

South Fulton to Hold Spring Cleanup Day on Saturday, May 21

South Fulton will hold its annual Spring Cleanup Day this year on Saturday, May 21. The city will accept bulky items for free disposal at Merk Miles Transfer Station, 3070 Merk Road, and Creel Park, 2775 Creel Road. Paper shredding will be available at Merk Road only. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gates will close at 1:30 p.m. Free disposal is available only to South Fulton residents. The city will accept cardboard, furniture, garbage, paint and a maximum of four tires. Items that will not be accepted include: commercial vehicles; rented trucks; yard waste; ammunition; biohazard or biomedical waste; batteries; construction demolition debris; and hazardous chemicals. Residents requesting more information should call 470-552-4311. Photo: The City of South...
Fulton County BOE to Hold First Budget Hearing on May 3
Government, Schools

Fulton County BOE to Hold First Budget Hearing on May 3

The Fulton County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, May 3 at the Fulton County School District’s North Learning Center, at 450 Northridge Parkway in Sandy Springs. A series of sessions is planned for the day, including the first budget hearing. The day's agenda items include the Superintendent's report, a report on K-8 STEAM, a facilities master plan update, public comment, and monthly recognition of student and staff accomplishments. All topics up for approval are posted for the public on BoardDocs. The school board will first meet for executive session at 11 a.m. A pre-work session will begin at approximately 12:30 p.m. with work session presentations immediately following at approximately 2:30 p.m. The first budget hearing will take place at 6 p.m. All meetings of the S...
Early Voting Begins Today, Six Sites Available in South Fulton
Elections, Government, Politics, Statewide News

Early Voting Begins Today, Six Sites Available in South Fulton

Early voting in Georgia for the May 24 Primary Election begins today. 30 polling sites are available in Fulton County. Residents will be able to vote from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily, including weekend voting on Saturdays and Sundays. Early voting will end on Friday, May 20.During early voting, absentee ballot drop boxes will be available at seven early voting locations, including Wolf Creek Library. Drop boxes are located inside early voting locations and are only accessible during early voting hours.  Among the high profile contests on the ballot include races for Georgia governor and U.S. senate. Gov. Brian Kemp faces Stacey Abrams again, among others. And Sen. Raphael Warnock is hard at work to hold on to his new seat. Former South Fulton City Councilmember Mark Baker w...

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