Mayor Pat Vaughn will present the State of the City address, while attendees will be able to ask city officials questions during the town hall meeting, which will begin at 7 p.m.
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Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
Tuesday’s “State of the City” in Powder Springs will see details given out on the city’s proposed changes to its council districts. The town hall meeting-style event will begin at 7 p.m.
A proposed change to Powder Springs’ city council districts is set to be one of the topics discussed during a town hall meeting Tuesday night—an event that also will feature Mayor Pat Vaughn’s annual State of the City address. Tuesday’s meeting—scheduled to run from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Coach Ford Center's Reception Hall, 4181 Atlanta St.—will allow residents to view and receive some details on the proposed changes to city council districts. PDF copies of the proposed maps are attached to this article. The Powder Spring City Council is set to vote on the maps at its Feb. 18 meeting. If approved, the maps would be effective with this year’s municipal elections for ward representatives. Residents on Nov. 5 will head to the polls to select …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Mayor Pat Vaughn will present the State of the City address, while attendees will be able to ask city officials questions during the Feb. 12 town hall meeting.
Residents of Powder Springs will be able to listen to and ask questions of city officials during a town hall meeting set for next week. The Tuesday, Feb. 12 event is scheduled to run from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Coach Ford Center's Reception Hall, 4181 Atlanta St. The meeting will see Powder Springs Mayor Pat Vaughn presenting the annual State of the City address. City residents during the event also will have the chance to share their views and ask elected officials questions. In last year’s address, Vaughn discussed advances in the city’s public safety efforts, public works projects, community developments and more. Return to West Cobb Patch for coverage next week of the State of the City address. Don’t miss any of the local government news …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Thirty-nine from Tapp Middle were nominated by their teachers for showing the character trait of the quarter.
Thirty-nine Tapp Middle students were recently honored for showing respect as part of the school’s program that awards those who display a certain trait. At Monday night’s City Council meeting, some of those students were recognized by Mayor Pat Vaughn, who recently attended a Chick-fil-A-sponsored breakfast with them. “Each teacher recommended a student from her class that she felt had best represented respect,” the mayor said. “I want you to know how proud I am of these students.” All the character traits play off the acronym PRIDE—Performance, Respect, Integrity, Determination, Excellence. Hence, the program is called Students of Pride. It was put together by Tapp’s teachers and Principal Jeanne Walker over the summer, and, since …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Current code could be interpreted in a way that would require each individual house to post a “no soliciting” sign instead of just one for the whole neighborhood.
The Powder Springs City Council is set to vote tonight on whether to tweak the city code to make it clear that people trying to sell goods and services can’t enter whole neighborhoods that don’t want them. City Manager Brad Hulsey explained at last week’s work session that the current code could be interpreted in a way that would require each individual house to post a “no soliciting” sign. “It could be challenged that solicitation could still be held the way that our ordinance is written currently,” he said. “We want to make the ordinance read in such a way that it would cover all properties in the neighborhood. You would assume that that’s the way it’s written now … but there is that potential that it wouldn’t.” Mayor Pat Vaughn said …
Friday, November 2, 2012
The city is preparing to submit four crossways to a federal match program through the Atlanta Regional Commission.
Four intersections have been targeted by Powder Springs officials as top priorities for reconfiguring, and one of them could have a big chunk paid for by the federal government. City officials plan to submit the four to the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Transportation Improvement Program, which allocates federal funds to construction of high-priority projects in the metro area. The federal funding for such projects is 80 percent, while local governments are required to pay the remaining 20. After receiving Powder Springs’ proposals, the ARC will choose one, at which point the City Council would decide whether to move forward or decline the project. Nothing is official and no city money is involved unless the council accepts the project, …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Visitation will be held on Thursday at Powder Springs First Methodist Church, followed by a memorial service.
The following obituary is from Bellamy Funeral Home's website. Robert (Bob) G. Bodiford, a former Powder Springs city councilman, departed this earth for greener pastures on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at the age of 91. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 12:30 p.m. at Powder Springs First Methodist Church, followed by a memorial service at 2. Rev. Susan Ashe will conduct the service. Bodiford was born in Gainesville, Florida in 1921 and left after high school to attend and work in an engineering co-op program at the University of Cincinnati, where he earned his bachelor's degree. He also served his country in the Army during World War II in the Philippines. In 1950, he earned a master's degree from Georgia Tech in aeronautical …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Those who demonstrated the character word for the first quarter were honored at a breakfast Wednesday featuring Powder Springs Mayor Pat Vaughn.
Tapp Middle School held the first Tapp Pride Recognition Breakfast on Wednesday. Students were recognized for outstanding behavior as part of the school’s character education program. At the breakfast, participants were honored by Powder Springs Mayor Pat Vaughn. The students were nominated by their teachers as Students of Pride for demonstrating respect—the character word for the first quarter. The Character Education Program Initiative and breakfast was sponsored by the Chick-fil-A at Macland Crossing, one of Tapp’s Partners in Education. Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to West Cobb Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Brad Hulsey had already been serving in an interim role since February.
The Powder Springs City Council on Monday switched the role of Brad Hulsey—who served as the city's mayor for four years—from interim city manager to the long-term position. "We interviewed many good candidates who were equally qualified with varying levels of education and experience," Councilman Chris Wizner wrote in a Local Voice column. "However, after much consideration and asking myself who would I feel most comfortable working with in the future as our city manager, I felt that Mr. Hulsey was the best all round candidate for the position." Hulsey beat out roughly 50 initial applicants and two other finalists: Raymon Gibson, who most recently served as city administrator for the city of Stockbridge for a year; and Terry Todd, whose …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Raymon Gibson of McDonough, Terry Todd of Palmetto, and Powder Springs interim City Manager Brad Hulsey were selected from a field of about 50 applicants.
The city of Powder Springs has been without a city manager since Rick Eckert resigned in February, but now, officials are one step closer to filling the position. They've narrowed the field of about 50 original applicants to three: Raymon Gibson of McDonough, Terry Todd of Palmetto and Brad Hulsey, a former Powder Springs mayor who has been serving as interim city manager since being appointed shortly after Eckert resigned. Mayor Pat Vaughn said there isn't a meet-and-greet planned with the finalists, like the one held for the police chief candidates in 2011. There also isn't a timetable for when city officials will make the final selection, she said. "I am not sure of the exact date when a final decision will be made," she told Patch via …