The city moved to replace the old system to move the cameras from analog to digital, as well as add a couple new cameras, according to Jennifer Bennett, a spokesperson for the city.
City Councilman Tim Gould sponsored the measure, which Smyrna said was proposed after educators from one high school and two middle schools said they’ve seen an increase in the use of e-cigarettes among young people.
The Smyrna City Council voted 5-2 on Aug. 19 to award a $45,000 contract to the highest bidder for architectural design services for the Smyrna Community Center.
Mayoral candidates include Alex Backry, a retiree; Ryan Campbell, a business owner; Laura M. Mireles, a business owner/contractor; Mayor Pro Tem and Ward 1 Councilman Derek Norton, director of Governmental Affairs for the Medical Association of Georgia and Steven Rasin, a real estate consultant.
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.