Posts tagged with "Avondale Estates City Commission"

Avondale City Manager’s contract up for renewal

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 22, 2016

The Avondale Estates City Commission will hold a special called meeting on Wednesday, March 23, following a work session. One of the items on the agenda is renewing the city manager’s contract. Clai Brown has been the city manager since 2008. He is the son of Dewey Brown, who was the city manager and police chief […]

Avondale Estates will hold Open Meetings and Open Records Act training

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 14, 2016

Avondale Estates officials will attend a training session on the state Open Meetings and Records Acts hosted by the state Attorney General’s Office. The training session will be held on Wednesday, March 16. It will be held at City Hall, located at 21 North Avondale Road, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. “All City boards, commissions […]

Avondale Estates still has an opening on its Downtown Development Authority

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 24, 2016

The city of Avondale Estates is looking for a downtown business owner to fill a vacancy on the city’s Downtown Development Authority. Here is the full announcement from the city: Currently, there is one opening for a owner or operator of a business located within the downtown area to serve on the Downtown Development Authority […]

Avondale City Commission, Downtown Development Authority meeting

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 8, 2016

The Avondale Estates City Commission and the city’s Downtown Development Authority are holding a joint meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at City Hall, located at 21 North Avondale Road. All meetings are open to the public. According to the agenda, the main item will be, “Discussion of […]

Avondale Estates calls special work session to discuss annexation, stormwater

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 28, 2016

The Avondale Estates City Commission has called a special work session to discuss annexation and storm water issues. A copy of the agenda can be found here. The Feb. 1 meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at Avondale Estates City Hall, located at 21 N Avondale Rd. There is currently not an information […]

Avondale Estates Downtown Development Authority violated Open Meetings Act

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 27, 2016

The attorney for the Avondale Estates Downtown Development Authority admitted that the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) violated the Open Meetings Act by holding a closed-door session to discuss vacancies on the board. DDA attorney James Monacell responded to an inquiry from the state Attorney General’s Office about the meeting. The AG was responding to a complaint […]

Study: Avondale’s annexation map would generate enough taxes to provide services

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 19, 2016

A study commissioned by the City of Avondale Estates found that the city’s proposed annexation would generate enough tax revenue to provide services, with about $1 million to spare. The study, conducted by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia, will be presented during the City Commission’s work session on Jan. 20. Currently […]

First City Commission meetings of the New Year will have lots of swearing

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 3, 2016

This story has been updated.  There will be lots of swearing going on at the first City Commission meeting of the year in Decatur and Avondale Estates. Both commissions will swear in newly-elected officials who were voted into office in the Nov. 3 elections. In Decatur there will be two new faces on the City […]

Departing Avondale Estates commissioners give advice to replacements

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 15, 2015

Commissioners John Quinn and Lindsay Forlines attended their last City Commission meeting on Dec. 14. Quinn was defeated in the Nov. 3 city elections after one term, and Forlines opted not to seek a second term. During their time on the commission they dealt with complex issues like downtown development and annexation. It wasn’t always easy […]

Avondale names education, green space committees

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 3, 2015

The city of Avondale Estates has recruited 10 residents to serve on committees to improve education and explore creating new green space in the city. Avondale recently accepted applications for the ad hoc green space and education committees. The members are: Education Mark Joyner Fred Avett Carol McCullough Susan Belmonte Pam Ryan Green Space Steve […]

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