Clemons, who was mayor pro tem chosen by Mayor Joe Jerkins, recently was inaugurated as mayor since Jerkins resigned after 30 years of continuous service as both the mayor and the city manager due to ongoing health problems.
The qualifying fee for mayor is $1,080 and for each of the three council members is $432 and must be payable by cash, check or money order to the City of Austell.
Ollie Clemons, formerly mayor pro tem, was sworn in as acting mayor July 1, taking over for longtime Mayor Joe Jerkins. Jerkins left office at the end of June after he said symptoms of his Parkinson’s disease made it no longer possible to serve.
Nearly 10 years after flooding destroyed homes and businesses in Austell, the city is celebrating the opening of a facility to provide young people with a chance to explore potential career interests.
To enhance the city’s new water fountains at the front of the Threadmill Complex, 5000 Austell Powder Springs Road SW, the city will spend about $73,000 to install irrigation and landscaping.
Public Works Department Director Bo Garrison said all of the resurfacing money has been used. However, he said Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) money still is available from other city funds.