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Smyrna mayor won’t seek re-election

July 12, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.”

Smyrna tends small piece of past, an old black cemetery

June 26, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

Smyrna leaders vote to ban e-scooters

June 19, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

Smyrna ban on scooters on agenda

June 14, 2019

Marietta Daily Journal

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.

Smyrna okays first outdoor burning law

June 12, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Now Smyrna city officials will allow only the burning of “clean wood” through issuance of free Residential Burn Permits from Oct. 1 to March 31, Jones said.

Smyrna relaxes another alcohol restriction

June 6, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Now there no longer is the requirement for an enclosure around the outdoor seating areas of licensed pouring establishments in the city’s five restaurant districts.

Smyrna to collect more tax revenue, fees

June 5, 2019

Marietta Daily Journal

The budget calls for the millage rate, the number the tax collector uses to determine a resident’s property taxes, to remain the same as it has been since 2007 at 8.99 mills.

Smyrna splits but OKs expansion of carry-out alcohol

May 28, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Voting 5-2, the Smyrna City Council agreed on May 20 to expand the boundaries for the serving of alcoholic beverages in open containers by adding and expanding “Restaurant Districts.”

Smyrna budget changes total $79K

May 28, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

$40,000 for books for the Smyrna Library - nearly $32,500 from under-budget Capital Improvement Plan projects and $7,505 from the contingency fund.

Smyrna considering banning electric scooters

May 20, 2019

Marietta Daily Journal

The ban is on the agenda for Smyrna’s City Council meeting on Monday and would apply to rentable electric scooters and bicycles, which are rented through a smartphone app.

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