A swearing-in ceremony in Watkinsville on Wednesday seemed anti-climatic as the new mayor and two council members quietly had their oaths of office validated.
City officials are refusing to accept Mayor Bob Smith’s Jan. 1 oath of office, citing a violation of state law.
The City Council of Watkinsville will gather Wednesday with new Mayor Bob Smith at the helm.
A mixed-used commercial and residential development will replace the defunct pipe plant at 1180 Greensboro Highway.
When a candidate is elected to office, that person’s campaign slogan becomes a promise.
Watkinsville Mayor-Elect Bob Smith is voicing opposition to the City Council’s upcoming attempt to codify the job responsibilities of the city administrator and change the name to city manager.
At the Nov. 20 Watkinsville City Council meeting, the only public support for Extra Special People’s Miracle League Complex, a proposed recreational area tailored to children with disabilities, came from within the council.
The city of Watkinsville last Wednesday banned the sale of most flavored vaping products, as well as the sale of all vaping items to anyone under the age of 18.
In the Watkinsville mayoral race, former state Rep. Bob Smith beat incumbent Mayor Dave Shearon by 2 votes, or 50.06 percent of the vote.
The amount to install a pedestrian bridge that will cross a creek on Harden Hill Road is now more than half the entire budget of the Harden Hill sidewalk project as estimated in September 2018.