Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Stone Mountain city council met Tuesday, Feb. 5.
Among the items voted on during the Stone Mountain City Counci's meeting Tuesday, Feb. 5 was a filming location agreement between the city and Bonanza Productions. Check back with Patch for more on when and what will be filming (we hear it's more Vampire Diaries). The item under new business, amnesty for individuals - outstanding warrants for traffic violations - was tabled until March. Council member Cyril Mungal was not present. The council approved the following: a. Main Street from Memorial Drive to Mimosa drive b. East Mountain Street at Main Street c. West Mountain Street at Main Street d. Manor Drive at Second Street
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The council voted on a number of appointments and ordinances in its first meeting of 2013.
The Stone Mountain city council met Tuesday (Jan. 8) for its regular business meeting and voted on the following items: New Business - Consent Agenda Appointments by the City Council: Contract for Services Renewal - City of Stone Mountain and ART Station, Inc. Contract for Services Renewal and fee schedule - City of Stone Mountain and SafeBuilt Georgia Inc. Contract for service renewal - City of Stone Mountain and Professional Probation Services, Inc. Renewal agreement between the City of Stone Mountain and Downtown Development Authority Visitor's Center Agreement Renewal- City of Stone Mountain and Stone Mountain Memorial Association Agreement Renewal - City of Stone Mountain and Stone Mountain Village Visitor Center Lease Agreement - …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
At Tuesday's regular meeting, the city council also rescheduled dates for January meetings.
The Stone Mountain city council voted on the following items at its regular meeting on Tuesday (Dec. 4): New Business 1. Intergovernmental agreement between the city of Stone Mountain and DeKalb County - allocation and distribution of proceeds from the energy excise tax. Action: approved. 2. Downtown Development Authority board member appointment - Mary Beth Reed. Action: approved (mayor pro tem Chakira Johnson Sallee abstained). 3. Set date for the January 2013 regular city council meeting - conflict with the New Year's Day holiday. Action: approved. The rescheduled meeting date will be Tuesday, Jan. 8. 4. Set Date for the January 2013 work session - conflict with the MLK holiday. Action: Approved. The rescheduled meeting date will be …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Former City Manager Barry Amos was suspended from his position two weeks ago in a preliminary resolution because of what the counsel called "a failure to communicate."
The Stone Mountain City Council finalized the firing of City Manager Barry Amos in a resolution at a special called meeting Monday night. Amos was suspended from office in a preliminary resolution by the council two weeks ago for "failure to communicate in a reliable and consistent manner," as Mayor Pat Wheeler said at both meetings. Amos had five days to file a petition for a hearing after the first resolution, but he did not do so, Wheeler said. Council members delinced to discuss in detail the reason for Amos' firing, but member Steve Higgins said the council had about eight or 10 examples, some having to do with communication with city staff, including the police department. Amos' removal was effective immediately with the vote. …
Monday, November 19, 2012
On the agenda for Monday night's called meeting are personnel matters.
The Stone Mountain city council will hold a public hearing on the city's proposed 2013 budget, along with an executive session, a special called meeting and its regularly scheduled work session. Personnel issues are on the meeting agenda, as is an intrafund transfer. At its last regular meeting, the council suspended City Manager Barry Amos. He was replaced by Gary Peet, a former Stone Mountain mayor. City officials and council members weren't immediately available for comment on tonight's sessions. Here's the agenda for the committee/work session: CALL TO ORDER INVOCATION AND PLEDGE READING OF COMMUNICATIONS ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA OF THE DAY CITIZEN COMMENTS – NON-AGENDA ITEMS ONLY COMMITTEE DISCUSSION ITEMS 1. Gables Academy – Use of …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Gary Peet has been offered to take over the position for six months.
Friday, November 9, 2012
The council voted Thursday to offer Gary Peet a six month contract to be its interim city manager. The council suspended city manager Barry Amos from duty on Nov. 6.
Two days after removing its city manager, the Stone Mountain City Council voted on a proposal Thursday to offer its former mayor, Gary Peet, a six-month interim city manager contract. Five council members voted in favor of the proposal; councilwoman Nan Nash abstained because Peet is a neighbor and works for Nash Security, Inc., her husband's company. Peet "will be leaving us to take that job" as interim city manager, she said. "Gary did an outstanding job as mayor," city councilman Steve Higgins said. This past Tuesday, Nov. 6, the council suspended city manager Barry Amos at its regular business meeting. The city's current mayor, Pat Wheeler, said in the proposal to suspend Amos that the council had "lost confidence in Mr. Amos by reason…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
City Council will go into executive session at City Hall to discuss personnel during a special-called meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8. On Tuesday night, the city council voted 5-1 to suspend Barry Amos for "failure to communicate on a consistent and reliable
Updated 4:27 a.m.Nov. 9: The Stone Mountain City Council voted to offer former Mayor Gary Peet a contract to be interim city manager for six months. Check back later this morning for updates. Updated 4:47 p.m., Nov 7: There will be a special-called meeting on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Stone Mountain City Hall where council members will adjourn for an executive session to discuss personnel, councilwoman Susan Coletti told Patch. After the session the council will return to the courtroom (where the meetings are held) and either make a motion to vote on, or adjourn if there's nothing to vote on. Also, council members Steve Higgins and Coletti told Patch there is no interim city manager right now. Coletti said the city clerk, Denise Hicks, takes …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
It would cost $3,000 to pay for fireworks for the Christmas celebration in the city. Council members will revisit the issue in November.
The Stone Mountain City Council on Tuesday tabled the issue of funding fireworks for the area's Christmas celebration -- a $3,000 expense -- until it's clear whether the entity Main Street Stone Mountain has the resources to pay for the feature. Councilman Steve Higgins, who is opposed to funding the fireworks, said Main Street Stone Mountain has received a $2,000 donation from a chiropractor who used to be in the city, and that additional donations could be on the way, allowing Main Street to foot the fireworks bill itself (Main Street Stone Mountain executive director Susan Ryles was not present at the meeting). The item will be revisited at the council's November meeting. Resident Diana Roe Hollis, speaking during the citizens' comment …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Some city of Stone Mountain leaders have been eyeing a small area of land near the MARTA park and ride lot.
It would cost the City of Stone Mountain just over $4,500 a year to use a small area of land owned by MARTA that some city council members have been eyeing for a new dog park location. During Monday's council work session, city manager Barry Amos shared this recently-gathered information about the potential spot: according to state law, MARTA cannot allow anyone to use its property without paying fair market value for the use of that property. He said MARTA has determined a lease rate of $376.60 per month, or $4,519.20 a year, for the small wooded area south of the MARTA park and ride lot on Fourth Street. That amount doesn't include the work and materials involved to prepare the space for a dog park, Amos said. "It's not in the budget and…