City of Cumming Council Meeting
100 Main Street, Cumming GA 30040
Council Chambers 3rd Floor
October 17, 2017, 6 p.m.
00:00 Cumming City Hall
11:44 I. Call Meeting to Order – H. Ford Gravitt, Mayor
12:06 Pledge Allegiance to the Flag
12:36 II. Mayor’s Comments
13:21 III. Consider Agenda for Adoption
14:25 IV. Consider for adoption the following meeting minutes:
14:30 A. Regular Council Meeting of September 19, 2017
14:49 V. Acknowledgements, Proclamations, Resolutions, etc.
14:59 A. Poppy Day – American Legion Ladies Auxiliary
18:40 B. Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Forsyth Family Haven, Inc.
24:04 VI. Old Business
24:11 1. Marketplace Commons – Committee Report
28:50 2. Curbside Recycling
31:05 3. Junior Achievement Discovery Center – Sponsorship (postponed)
31:11 VII. New Business
31:15 A. Administration
31:16 1. University of North Georgia – Bonita Jacobs and Ben Jarrard
39:09 2. Employee Pay Increase
40:47 B. Planning & Zoning
40:50 1. Alcohol License Renewals
42:15 2. Transfer of Ownership – Alcohol License
46:28 C. Utilities
46:30 1. Award Bid – West Side 36-inch Waterline
48:56 VIII. Announcements
48:58 A. Upcoming Playhouse Shows
1. “Fiddler on the Roof” – Oct. 19 to Nov. 5; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays
2. “Sanders Family Christmas” – Nov. 24 to Dec. 10; 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays
49:42 B. Upcoming Fairgrounds Events
1. Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Trunk or Treat Event – Oct. 21, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
2. Fast Pace Race for Prostate Cancer Awareness – Oct. 28 and 29
50:08 IX. Executive Session (If needed)
50:12 X. Adjourn.
UNG Foundation Board of Trustees Chairman and large landowner Mary Helen Mashburn McGruder (left) and University of North Georgia President Bonita Jacobs, holding an award to present to Mayor H. Ford Gravitt.
Cumming council members (left to right) Quincy Holton, Linda Ledbetter, Mayor H. Ford Gravitt, Chuck Welch, Lewis Ledbetter, Christopher Light, Clerk Jeff Honea, and Planning Director Scott Morgan pledge the flag.
University of North Georgia President Bonita Jacobs presents an award to Mayor H. Ford Gravitt and gifts to council members (left to right) Quincy Holton, Linda Ledbetter, Lewis Ledbetter, Chuck Welch, and Christopher Light.
UNG Foundation Board of Trustees Chairman Mary Helen McGruder (left) and UNG President Bonita Jacobs, after presenting an award to Mayor Gravitt.
Incumbent Ford Gravitt is running for re-election — again — after half a century in office — on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. His challenger at the polls is Troy Brumbalow. Early voting is underway at Cumming City Hall.
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Mary Helen McGruder, video by Bryan Nicoll, January 27, 2011.
Mary Helen McGruder, property owner, Top Stakeholder, City of Cumming Comprehensive Plan, December 2016.