The project was conceived by the Smyrna Tree Board to raise awareness and advocate for the care and beauty of the city’s urban forest.
This committee will plan and conduct local educational initiatives, publicity and promotional activities to increase community awareness and participation in the 2020 Census.
The qualifying fee for mayor is $756 and for each of the seven Council members is $567 and must be payable by cash, check or money order to the City of Smyrna.
State representatives and senators are set to attend, along with Cobb commissioners, members of the Smyrna City Council and executives from Sterigenics.
Stanley Hook, who served as police chief from December 1989 until December 2012, died Tuesday, the police department and city confirmed.
“Though the Sterigenics plant has a Smyrna mailing address it is outside of the jurisdiction of your municipal government, but your elected officials — who have learned of this as you have learned of this — are working with others on it,” the city posted on its social media Monday.
In May, Bacon said he’d seek re-election, but health concerns made him reconsider. Bacon, 70, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he had two heart attacks in 2016 and “that took a toll on me.”
Anulewicz said moving the graves or developing the cemetery were never part of the city’s discussion, as officials believed it was imperative to preserve the area’s history. “These are names that represent the early families of Smyrna,” she said.
The ordinance approved by the council makes it illegal to provide dockless devices to use in the city, leave them standing or lying in the right-of-way or on public property and to ride them in the city.
As for whether Smyrna should allow them, Mayor Bacon cited the Marietta City Council’s vote to ban the scooters, but said he could get behind a limited allowance of the scooters’ operation in the city.