Nearly 200 bicycle advocates, industry representatives, planners and elected officials will roll into Carrollton for the 2020 Georgia Bike Summit, September 18-19.
“We are very excited to bring the 11th Annual Georgia Bike Summit to Carrollton,” said Georgia Bikes Executive Director Elliott Caldwell. “With the Bicycle Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) also coming to Carrollton this summer, 2020 is shaping up to be a big year for bicycling in the area.”
Georgia Bikes is a state-level affiliate of League of American Bicyclists, an organization that advocates for bicycling as a safe and healthy form of transportation and recreation. They work to improve conditions for bicycling by focusing on state policy, bicycle education and developing local advocacy organizations. In 2017, the League designated Carrollton as a Bicycle Friendly Community (one of 12 such communities in Georgia as of 2020) and the University of West Georgia as a Bike Friendly University.
Each year, Georgia Bike Summit brings together a diverse group of stakeholders to share best practices, disseminate information and collaborate in building a bicycle-friendly Georgia. A secondary purpose of the summit is to showcase the bicycle culture and amenities of communities throughout the state.
“Carrollton has really focused on being a great place to ride a bicycle,” said Caldwell. “The dedication of many community members, the local government in creating the GreenBelt, as well as better on-road infrastructure, is bearing fruit with these kinds of events coming to Carrollton.“
The Bike Summit is Georgia’s only statewide gathering for bicycle advocates. This is the first time the event is being held in Carrollton after being held in larger cities and on the coast for its first 10 years. Caldwell said the 2016 Georgia Trails Summit in Carrollton, which several Bike Summit organizers attended, positively influenced the decision to award the city the 2020 event.
Dads and moms, enjoy a fun night with your special girl or boy at the Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Daddy/Daughter/Mother/Son dances, February 10, 11 and 13. The dances at the Depot on Bradley Street will feature hors d’oeuvres and desserts, door prizes and a gift for every child.
Daddy/Daughter Dances February 10 and 11, 2020, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm February 10: Pre-K through 3rd Grade. February 11: Grades 4-8.
Mother/Son Dance February 13, 2020, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Pre-K through 8th Grade
The City of Carrollton Mayor and Council will hold a work session on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 11am in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of City Hall, 315 Bradley Street, Carrollton, GA.
The purpose of the Work Session is to discuss alcohol downtown, budget retreat, traffic policies, license plate readers, GMA conference, City building maintenance. No action will be taken. The public is invited to attend.
Anyone requiring special needs should contact Faith
Pullen at City Hall at 770-830-2000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
within 3 business days prior to the work session.
Carrollton’s mayor and city council honored the former educators, alumni and descendants of the students and staff of George Washington Carver High School on the 65th anniversary of the school’s first graduating class. The council proclaimed 2020 “George Washington Carver High School Year” at the January 6 council meeting and presented former Carver students with the proclamation.
Carrollton’s new mayor and councilmembers spent the first week of the new year getting sworn in and conducting their first business meeting as a council.
Mayor Betty Cason and Ward 4 Councilmember Bob Uglum were sworn in at a January 2 ceremony at the Center for the Arts. Ward 2 Councilmember Brett Ledbetter was sworn in in November to fill the unexpired term of Rory Wojcik. Re-elected Ward 3 Councilmember Jim Watters was sworn in at the first regular council meeting of the year, January 6.
During the meeting, the mayor and council expressed their gratitude to former Mayor Walt Hollingsworth and Councilmember Met Lane for their service.
Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 21-2-540, a special election shall be held in the City of Carrollton to fill the unexpired term in the office of City Council Ward 1, caused by the resignation of Gerald Byrd. The special election will be held on May 19, 2020.
Qualifying for the special election will take place in the office of the Carrollton City Clerk, Carrollton City Hall, first floor conference room, 315 Bradley Street, Carrollton, GA, beginning Monday, March 2, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. and ending on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. Daily hours for qualifying are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The qualifying fee shall be $108.00. Qualifications to hold a city council seat are set forth in the city’s charter, a copy of which can be obtained from the city’s website: www.carrolltonga.com.
All persons who are not registered to vote and who desire to vote in the special election may register to vote through the close of business on Monday, April 20, 2020. Early voting will be held April 27, 2020 – May 15, 2020, at the office of Carroll County Election Supervisor Greg Rigby, 423 College Street, lower lobby, Carroll County Administration Building, Carrollton, GA, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. The special election will be held in all regular polling places in City Council Ward 1, Carrollton, GA. The polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.
Should a runoff election be required, it will be held on July 21, 2020.
This call is issued by Jim Triplett, City Clerk, City of Carrollton, Georgia.