Posts tagged with "Ed Rieker"

Former Avondale mayor drops bid for Euramex site

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 19, 2016

Former Avondale Estates mayor Ed Rieker has announced he is no longer seeking to put soccer fields on a site slated for a private development. In related news, the city’s current Mayor Jonathan Elmore said developer Euramex may be close to making its first official presentation to the public regarding its plans for the Fenner […]

Avondale’s former mayor proposes developing soccer fields on Euramex site

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 5, 2016

Ed Rieker, the former mayor of Avondale Estates and a local businessman, is trying to build support for a plan to build soccer fields on property that’s slated for a mixed-use development. There’s also a possibility Rieker might seek support from the city’s Downtown Development Authority, a body to which Rieker and other commissioners made appointments […]

Avondale’s former mayor seeking city property to build a boardwalk

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 18, 2015

Ed Rieker, the former mayor of Avondale Estates, is asking for the city to grant him an easement or a quitclaim deed so he can build a boardwalk next to his commercial property on Center Street. The city has tentatively agreed to explore the possibility with him and will consult with the city’s attorney. Under […]

Avondale Estates City Clerk resigns

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 5, 2015

Juliette Sims-Owens has left her post as the City Clerk of Avondale Estates. Sims-Owens, who has been with the city since 2008, resigned on May 4. City Manager Clai Brown could offer few details about why Sims-Owens has left the city. “Juliette did voluntary resign yesterday,” Brown said. “Being a personnel matter that is all […]

Interim Avondale mayor receives standing ovation at first – and last – State of the City address

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 31, 2015

Terry Giager didn’t want to be Avondale Estates’ mayor, and he’s glad to be turning the job over to the man who won the city’s most recent election, Jonathan Elmore. On Monday, Giager’s time as mayor officially wound down as he gave the Avondale Estates State of the City Address. Giager marveled at the level […]

Five qualify for Avondale mayoral election

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 16, 2015

This story has been updated.  The city of Avondale Estates has released the list of candidates for the March 17 mayoral election. Five qualified, including three on Friday, Jan. 16. The candidates are: – Paul Brown – Jonathan Elmore – Jim Hutchens – John Pomberg – Todd Pullen The city called the election after former […]

Local architect enters Avondale mayor’s race

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 13, 2015

This story has been updated.  A local architect has entered the race to become the Avondale Estates’ next mayor. Paul Brown was the first candidate to qualify for the special election to replace former mayor Ed Rieker. Qualifying began on Jan. 12 and will conclude Friday, Jan. 16. Brown is the owner of Brown Architects LLC […]

Qualifying begins for Avondale Estates mayoral election

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 12, 2015

Today is the first day for candidates to qualify to run for mayor of Avondale Estates in a special election that will be held March 17. The election is being held to determine the replacement for Ed Rieker, who resigned in October with about one year left on his term to take a university teaching […]

Study committee recommends waiting before allowing driver-less cars on Georgia roads

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 7, 2015

A committee charged with studying the possibility of allowing driver-less cars on Georgia roads is recommending a wait and see approach to the new technology. Avondale Estates was positioning itself to be one of the first cities to allow testing of the vehicles on its roads. The city’s mayor says the committee’s recommendations are progressive […]

Avondale hires Pine Lake official for ‘concierge’ job

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 3, 2014

Permit applicants in Avondale Estates now have someone they can call when they need help. On Monday, Nov. 3, the city announced it had filled its “Permitting Concierge Coordinator” job. The city has hired Phil Howland, who previously served for nine years as the administrator of Pine Lake, Ga. “Phil brings to the City an impressive […]

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