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Business and Faith Leaders Named to Red Oak, Old National Main Street Boards
Business, Economic Development, Government

Business and Faith Leaders Named to Red Oak, Old National Main Street Boards

City of South Fulton officials have named members to the city’s two Main Street Boards serving the Red Oak and Old National business districts. Each advisory board consists of seven board members with the initial appointments serving terms of one two and three years. Each subsequent appointment will serve a three-year term. The boards manage several tasks, including promoting and marketing their districts; making policy recommendations and encouraging high quality design, maintenance, renovation and repurposing of historic buildings. They also sponsor events and activities, recruit volunteers and advocate for the Main Street program. “The board will allow us to target areas in the historic Red Oak district for improvement and preservation, development grant programs that support ...
City Council to Hear Four Zoning Cases on Jan. 11
Government, Public Notice, Zoning

City Council to Hear Four Zoning Cases on Jan. 11

The City of South Fulton will hold zoning public hearings on Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. Four cases will be heard impacting districts one, two and four. The cases scheduled to be heard by the city council include: Case Z21-016The applicant is requesting a rezone from AG-1 to CUP for 36 single family homes at 0 West Stubbs Rd. and 3315 West Stubbs Rd. in District 2. The case was heard by the Planning Commission on Dec. 15 and was approved with conditions. The city council will hear the case on Jan. 11 and vote on it on Jan. 25. Case M21-007The applicant is requesting approval for modifications to allow a 146-unit Townhome development instead of the previously permitted 114-unit townhome development at 0 Campbellton Rd. and Chattahoochee Dr. in District 1. Additionally, the applicant is re...
South Fulton PRCA to Hold Master Plan Open House on Jan. 29
Community, Events, Government

South Fulton PRCA to Hold Master Plan Open House on Jan. 29

The City of South Fulton Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) and the Parks and Recreation System Master Plan Consulting Team will hold an open house on Jan. 29. Residents are invited to attend. Residents will be able to learn more about the citywide Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Master Plan and provide ideas for how its findings may relate to individual parks. They also will be able to give input about specific improvements they would like at their parks. “The purpose of the parks master plan is to identify the needs and priorities of the community from a parks and recreation standpoint, and look at ways to enhance the parks system as well as programs in the community,” said Carlos Perez, the consultant leading the effort. Early findings revealed th...
Clover Health Names Gumbs as Head of Community Engagement and Partnerships
Government

Clover Health Names Gumbs as Head of Community Engagement and Partnerships

According to a recent press release, Councilwoman Carmalitha Gumbs has been named Head of Community Engagement and Partnerships at Clover Health (Nasdaq: CLOV). In her new role with the technology company, she'll lead community organizing efforts and partnership development in Metro Atlanta, and throughout the southeast region to include Georgia, South Carolina (Charleston) and Mississippi (Jackson).  Her role will include executing and overseeing programs and building partnerships to increase Clover’s community involvement among Medicare beneficiaries, as well as the medical community and other organizations that serve this population across Clover’s southeast region. “We are delighted to welcome Carm to the Clover family," said Chief Executive Officer Vivek Garipalli. "She brings inv...
South Fulton to Reopen City Hall on July 7
Government

South Fulton to Reopen City Hall on July 7

The City of South Fulton has announced plans to reopen its offices on July 7 with a limited schedule. City Hall will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Visitors are encouraged to make appointments as the number of occupants allowed in the building at any given time will be limited. The city will adhere to updated COVID-19 protocols in accordance with recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations and state regulations. “Although we never stopped providing our world-class services, we now are excited to welcome South Fulton residents back into their city hall,” said Mayor William “Bill” Edwards. “We are doing everything we can to ensure their safety as well as that of city staff.” Residents and businesses will still have the ability ...
South Fulton to Hold Spring Cleanup Day on April 10
Community, Government

South Fulton to Hold Spring Cleanup Day on April 10

South Fulton will hold its annual Spring Cleanup Day this year on April 10. The city will accept bulky and hazardous items for free disposal at the Merk Miles Transfer Station, 3325 Merk Road, and at Creel Park, 2775 Creel Road. 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. “We are asking people help us tackle illegal dumping in our city,” said Mayor William “Bill” Edwards. “Often, people leave items like tires, mattresses, and other bulk trash along roadsides and in secluded areas, causing dangerous eyesores. We want to prevent these actions by encouraging people, ‘Don’t trash South Fulton.’” The city will accept large items. at both Merk Miles and Creel Park, including furniture, applianc...
City Approves Tax Allocation Districts to Fund New Development
Government

City Approves Tax Allocation Districts to Fund New Development

According to a news release, City of South Fulton officials have approved a tax allocation development plan – including the creation of two new allocation districts – that will support the redevelopment of historic neighborhoods and the establishment of new ones as well as fund economic development initiatives. The plan will create an east tax allocation district that includes the city’s main commercial districts along Roosevelt Highway and Old National Highway. A west district includes areas along Fulton Industrial Boulevard, Camp Creek Parkway and Georgia Highway 92. “By focusing future increases in tax revenue from these districts we will be able to increase the economic viability of these areas and enhance of delivery of world-class services to the residents who live there,” sai...
South Fulton Appoints Tammi Saddler Jones as Interim City Manager
Government

South Fulton Appoints Tammi Saddler Jones as Interim City Manager

As City Manager Odie Donald II prepares to depart for Augusta, Ga., Tammi Saddler Jones has been appointed to serve as interim city manager. Jones, who joined the city in late October as the assistant city manager will assume the role Nov. 6. She has more than 20 years of experience in local government, spending the last decade in executive leadership as either an assistant city manager or city manager. Most recently, she served as the city administrator for the City of Smyrna. “I’m very excited to be in the City of South Fulton,” Saddler Jones said. “As interim city manager, I want to implement the strategic goals that have been set in place for the city.” “I’d like to get key projects initiated and completed so citizens know we hear them and are taking action to accomplish the ...
Augusta Officials Vote to Hire South Fulton’s City Manager
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Augusta Officials Vote to Hire South Fulton’s City Manager

Richmond County Commissioners have voted 9-to-1 to hire Odie Donald II as Augusta's new city administrator. He'll be the highest paid administrator in the city to date with a salary of $240,000. In recent weeks, it had been announced that Donald was also a finalist for the same position in Savannah, Ga. He has been South Fulton's city manager since March 2018. Donald will replace Janice Jackson who resigned last year under pressure. Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr. welcomed Donald to the city last night in a tweet. South Fulton Mayor William "Bill" Edwards will be tasked with appointing a new city manager. His selection will be subject to confirmation by the City Council. In the role of South Fulton's city manager, Donald has been at the helm of 11 departments and 600 employe...
South Fulton City Manager Named Finalist for Savannah Position
Government

South Fulton City Manager Named Finalist for Savannah Position

South Fulton's City Manager Odie Donald II has been named one of three finalists for the same position in Savannah, Ga. Mayor Van Johnson made the announcement earlier this week. “The city council and I have selected three highly-qualified candidates as the finalists to be Savannah’s next city manager,” said Mayor Van Johnson. “This is the most important decision we will make for the future of our city, and I am excited to welcome the finalists to Savannah in the coming weeks. We look forward to hiring someone Savannahians can be proud of for years to come.” 110 applicants competed for the position. Council members virtually interviewed six applicants in closed session in early August before selecting the finalists. Donald faces Caluha Barnes, deputy city manager of Modesto, Cal...

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