Senate Resolution 828
Senators Jack Murphy of the 27th
and Chip Pearson of the 51st
January 14, 2010
10 LC 94 1757
Recognizing and commending the Cumming City Council and Mayor Ford Gravitt; and for other purposes.
WHEREAS, the City of Cumming has a long history and tradition of talented and dedicated leaders, including Mayor Ford Gravitt and members of the Cumming City Council; and
WHEREAS, after serving on the Cumming City Council for four years, Mayor Gravitt took the oath of office as mayor on January 1, 1971; and
WHEREAS, the City Council has a wealth of experience with members having served the City of Cumming for decades, including Quincy Holton for 41 years, Rupert Sexton and Lewis Ledbetter for 39 years, Ralph Perry for 31 years, and John D. Pugh for 18 years; and
WHEREAS, the Cummings Fairgrounds were established in 1995 and host several annual events, including the Cumming Fair and Festival, an 11 day extravaganza with over 125,000 attendees; and
WHEREAS, in 1999, the city acquired the Cumming 1923 Historic School which was named to the National Register of Historic Places and provides a historic tour of Old Cumming through photographs, annuals, and historic artifacts; and
WHEREAS, in October, 2002, the City of Cumming dedicated a beautiful new 50,000 square foot city hall that was acquired with no outstanding debt; and
WHEREAS, over the past several years, the city has completed various projects that have improved water quality and efficiency for Cumming residents, including the expansion of a water reclamation facility, the completion of an elevated water tank, and the construction of a new water intake facility; and
WHEREAS, for the past 25 years, the City of Cumming has not assessed property taxes, making it the only chartered municipal government in this state to provide high quality services with no property taxes and stand debt free; and
WHEREAS, it is evident that the City of Cumming has prospered and become a model city of efficient government, and the diligent work of the city councilmembers and the mayor is worthy of recognition.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE that the members of this body commend the mayor of the City of Cumming and the city councilmembers on their selfless, effective, and dedicated public service.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate is authorized and directed to transmit an appropriate copy of this resolution to Mayor Ford Gravitt and the City of Cumming City Council.