Following the retirement of longtime Parks and Recreation Director Elaine Corley, the Forest Park City Council is set to reconsider naming the facility in her honor at its July 15 meeting.
The company, hoping to boost its home delivery business in metro Atlanta, will build the 375,000-square-foot at Forest Park’s Fort Gillem Logistics Center so it can get food to customers who shop online more quickly.
Finance Director Ken Thompson, who took on the mammoth task of straightening out the city's finances last year, along with City Manager Angela Redding and Director of Support Services Christine Terrell, will hold interviews with prospective firms.
A standing-room-only crowd of local and county dignitaries, law enforcement officers and political activists turned out for the formal swearing-in of Forest Park Police Chief Nathaniel Clark at the Leonard Hartsfield Community Center May 28. Clark is the city's first permanent African-American police chief.
Participants will learn about crime scenes, criminal investigation, interacting with police, Internet safety and drug and alcohol abuse, plus see a special K-9 demonstration.
Under the old salary range, non-certified recruits in the academy were paid $35,146. As of April 15, they now get $40,591.98. For experienced officers with additional certifications, education, experience and in-demand skills, starting pay can top $60,000.
The city of Forest Park is proud to announce Nathaniel Clark as the sole finalist to be its police chief. Under the city’s charter, the police chief is nominated by the city manager and confirmed by the City Council.
Representatives of Waste Management addressed residents’ concerns about garbage and recycling pickups in Forest Park, saying communication is the main issue.
Chilly, damp conditions last Saturday did not stop the city of Forest Park from kicking off its first-ever Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade.
When the Forest Park City Council meets Tuesday night, due to Monday’s King Day holiday, it is scheduled to take up several new board appointments.