Porterdale City Council voted Monday to fill one of its open seats and scheduled a special election to fill another in the wake of two of its five council members’ resignations.
While this year has been challenging for cities to host their regularly scheduled holiday events, with a little bit of creativity and adaptation, the spirit of Christmas is very much present in Porterdale as the city prepares to carry on.
The part-time city council appealed to an organization accustomed to dealing with such challenges — the Georgia Municipal Association — after a former interim city manager resigned.
City Council members are moving quickly to put new leadership in place following the recent resignations of key employees. On Tuesday night, following a closed session discussion for personnel at a special called meeting, the council voted to hire Franklin Etheridge as interim city manager for an undetermined period of time.
Porterdale City Council on Monday, Aug. 2, cut in half a property tax increase planned to create funding to help pay off $1 million in debt the city has incurred since 2018.