Over the weekend, attendees will enjoy two different types of fast paced cycling—criterium racing using the historic streets of the community in Hapeville and College Park, and on the steep banks of East Point’s velodrome, track cycling, one of the oldest and wildest forms of bike racing.
On May 21, 2018, the City made available a draft Fiscal 2018-19
Proposed Budget. The City advertised the public hearing in the South
Fulton Neighbor newspaper. A copy of the draft budget is posted to the
City website along with a copy of the detailed line items supporting the budget
proposal. City Manager and staff has made itself available to discuss
budget in overall concept and in detail. This budget calls for
approximately $12.4M in General Fund revenues and a net add to Fund Balance of approximately
Of significant notes for the
2018-19 fiscal year, the Georgia legislature approved a change to the City
Hotel Motel tax classification. With the change the City, expects to
complete the restoration of the theater in Fiscal 2019. The City expects the
completion of the Holiday Inn Express in the current year and expect ground
breaking on an Embassy Suites Hotel. The Dogwood streetscape project is
expected to be completed shortly and long-awaited projects on the railroad are
The budget is an estimate
and our projection of the next 12 months. Should assumptions or actual
circumstances significantly change, Mayor, Council and staff will revisit our
plans to best steward the resources of the City.
The first reading of the Budget Ordinance was at the June 5, 2018 Mayor and Council Session. This is the second reading.
Mayor and Council Comment:
A "Spin the District" presentation was given earlier by ATL Airport District which went over the logistics for the event scheduled for September 22, 2018. ATL Airport District is requesting the road closures below, to hang banners on City property, and the use of City Services (garbage, electricity and bleachers) during the event. Currently, the location to hang the banners are unknown; however, ATL Airport District is working with City Staff on the details of closures and banner hanging.
Proposed Road Closures on September 22, 2018:
KaBOOM! awards $13,000 to the City of Hapeville as part of their Play Everywhere Challenge. The project, “King Play”, will aid KaBOOM! in their efforts to incorporate play into the daily lives of kids by reimagining what and where a play space is and can be.
MILAGROS Collective will transform two crosswalks (corner of North Fulton Avenue and King Arnold Street; crosswalk North Fulton Avenue and Scout Street) to vibrant, eye-catching, kid-friendly crosswalks. All money spent through this project will come from grants already funded to the City.
The draft resolution has been updated and attached for review and further discussion.
At this time, the Mayor opens the floor to comments from the audience. Comments should relate to a specific agenda item, not listed on the agenda for a Public Hearing, or to a concern within the jurisdiction of the City. Mayor and Council meetings serve the purpose of conducting city business and are not a forum for the unlimited expression of opinion. The Mayor reserves the right to limit comments to matters germane to city business and may refer speakers to the City Manager or other staff for resolution.