City commissioners are expected to discuss a proposed panhandlers ordinance when they meet in an open work session tonight.
Cedartown City Manager Bill Fann will present the proposal to the full commission during the session tonight.
The idea of a comprehensive ordinance dealing with the issue of panhandling has been tossed around various city commissioners over the past few months. This is the first time the issue has made it to an official meeting.
However, commissioners will not be taking any action on the matter this week.
Commissioners will also hear from the city manager on the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing. According to the State of Georgia government website, the Initiative offers communities a three-year program of collaboration and technical assistance related to housing and community development. The objective of the Initiative is to help communities create and launch a locally based plan to meet their housing needs.
The city commission meets in their work session tonight at 6:00 p.m. in the commission meeting room at Cedartown City Hall on East Avenue. The meeting is open to the public.
According to organizer Jennifer Hulsey, people who attend the concert and cruise-in are asked to bring a new toy to donate.
“We thought we would start early this year and have some new toys that people can give,” said Hulsey. “Polk County gives back all the time and we thought it would be a good time to do that.”
The cruise-in begins at 6:00 p.m. on Prior Street, with a cruise down Main Street happening just before that.
Mr. Sinai Baptist Church and Galilee Baptist Church youth ministries will be providing food and drinks at the cruise-in and concert.
The live music begins at 7:00 p.m., says Hulsey.
“If you had fun last time, you’re going to have even more fun this time because we are adding another band,” said Hulsey. “Prior Station will be playing for us and Khaotik will be back by popular demand.”
Again the Fourth Friday Concert and Cruise-In begins at 6:00 p.m. this Friday with the cruise-in and the live music with Prior Station and Khaotik begins at 7:00.
The City of Cedartown Fire Department, along with the Junior Service League and The Exchange Club will be sponsoring a fan give-a-away this Friday and Saturday – June 29th and 30th. Due to the predicted temperatures of 104, these organizations have joined forces to help those who will suffer most during this extreme weather.
A limited number of fans will be available, so we ask only those who have no air conditioning, the elderly and families with small children request this assistance.
Fans will be available starting at 10:00am Friday, June 29th till 5:00pm and 10:00am Saturday, June 30th till 3:00pm or until supplies are exhausted.
You must bring with you: identification and the address the fan will be used at. There is a limit of one per household.
If you are an elderly individual who can not make it down to the Fire Department, or have an elderly relative who can not make it, you can call the Fire Department with the individual’s name and address and a crew will deliver the fan to them.
For additional information, you can call the Cedartown Fire Department at 770-748-1113.
The Polk County Board of Education will be accepting letters of interest or resumes for the purpose of selecting a qualified individual to fill the unexpired term of Crystal Sproull, District 6, until a successor is elected during the November general election.The person elected to fill the vacancy in November will take office immediately after the election and serve through December 31st, 2014.
Interested parties must be a current resident and registered voter in District 6. They must also meet all other qualifications set forth by law to serve on the Board of Education. For more information about the qualification, contact the school district office.
Letters of interest of resumes may be mailed, emailed, sent by fax, or delivered in person to:
Ms. Barbra Casey
Polk School District
612 South College Street
Cedartown, Georgia 30125
Letters of interest or resumes will be accepted until 4:00 PM on Friday, March 2, 2012.
Former WCW superstar and three-time world heavyweight champion Diamond Dallas Page – DDP – is coming to Cedartown on Saturday, January 2, 2010. DDP will be wrestling at The Purks as he teams up with his friend Air Paris to take on the Purks Heavyweight Champion “The Butcher” Bobby Hayes and Alexander the Great. Bell time is at 7:30 p.m. Call Purks today at 770-748-9276 to get your tickets in advance.
Well this weekend, Polk County residents will have the opportunity to watch some great rodeo action at the fairgrounds. The International Professional Rodeo Association (IPRA) and the Southern Rodeo Association (SRA) will be competing together today and Saturday, June 5-6 in Cedartown as the 32nd annual Cedar Valley Shrine Club Rodeo will be held at the Cedar Valley Shrine Arena at the Fairgrounds. The event will start at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and will feature bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, cowgirl barrel racing and team roping.