News Line for Stockbridge

City mayors visit with Henry County students as part of CIS program
As part of Mayor’s Day of Recognition for National Service, city leaders are visiting with Henry County’s youth.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Interim county manager accepts Stockbridge city manager position
Interim county manager Michael Harris has accepted the Stockbridge city manager position despite being a final three candidate for the county manager position.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Stockbridge shuffles money to pay for police
The Stockbridge City Council amended its fiscal year 2014 budget Monday night to redistribute funds for public safety, along with several other items.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Stockbridge appoints new city manager
After a four and a half hour meeting with an hour-long executive session, the Stockbridge City Council voted to appoint the current interim county manager as the city’s new manager.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Stockbridge amends budget to allow for police services
The Stockbridge City Council voted to amend its budget Monday night to redistribute funds for public safety, along with several other items.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Stockbridge Mayor says city was left in shambles
Mayor Tim Thompson said his predecessor’s administration left the city of Stockbridge in a state of ruin during his state of the city address Monday night.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Stockbridge considers amending sign ordinance
The Stockbridge City Council is considering an amendment to its sign ordinance that would include a provision allowing for neighborhoods located in both city and county jurisdictions to follow county policies.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Stockbridge Dog Park set to open Monday
The city of Stockbridge will be opening a much-anticipated off-leash park for dogs Monday.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Stockbridge council hits undo button on DDA
The first half of the city’s first regularly held council meeting was devoted to undoing the backroom deals with the Downtown Development Authority that were originally cloaked in secrecy.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Mayor Thompson convenes first meeting
Mayor Tim Thompson, who campaigned on the basis of city transparency, conducted his first special-called council meeting Friday which included a brief executive session.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Thompson sets New Year resolution for Stockbridge
The new year generally brings about promises of change with an eye on the future, and the city of Stockbridge is no exception.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Lame duck mayor poised to pick ethics board
Outgoing Stockbridge Mayor Mark Alarcon is convening an eleventh-hour special called meeting Friday evening for the purpose of making appointments to the city ethics board, purchasing land and entering into a binding agreement with the Downtown Development Authority.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Stockbridge moves forward with Spyglass audit
The Stockbridge City Council voted to move forward with a Spyglass telecommunications audit Monday night, despite two councilmen’s objections and voting to table the project last month.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Stockbridge renews water tower agreement with Sprint
An empty water tower in Stockbridge won’t be coming down, despite previous threats from the city.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Stockbridge park will go to the dogs
City council members approved an amendment to city code Monday night to allow a dog park within the Stockbridge city limits with off-leash areas, similar to the Bark Park at North Mt. Carmel Park in Hampton.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Stockbridge hands city manager David Milliron a 5 percent raise
City leaders voted to give Stockbridge City Manager David Milliron a 5 percent raise this week.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Stockbridge debates fate of empty water tower
Stockbridge council members are threatening to tear down an empty water tower across from city hall because of an expired contract, but one council member proposed holding all decisions until the new city administration can be involved.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Stockbridge to propose excise tax, voting districts
Three pieces of local legislation for the City of Stockbridge will be introduced to state lawmakers in the next legislative session in January.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Stockbridge officlas approve a sign ordinance despite objections
The Stockbridge City Council voted to trudge forward with a re-adoption of its sign ordinance Monday night, despite community complaints.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Stockbridge city officials halt a proposed contract with Spy Glass Monday night
Stockbridge city officials voted to hold off on moving forward with an agreement with a phone audit system, saying they would like to leave the big decisions to the new administration.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Stockbridge officials gift city employees with a holiday bonus
Stockbridge council members voted to give city employees a holiday bonus equivalent to one week’s pay at Monday night’s regular meeting
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Stockbridge Police Department plans at stand-still
Having been recently voted out of the office he took over just last year, Mayor Mark Alarcon announced Monday that he will no longer pursue the formation of a Stockbridge Police Department.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Stockbridge officials defend budget availability
Following a lack of public comment on the proposed Stockbridge FY2014 budget at Monday night’s regular city council meeting, Councilman Alphonso Thomas suggested people didn’t have access to the public document online.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Thompson ousts Alarcon in Stockbridge mayoral bid
Following a record number of votes, Tim Thompson will be Stockbridge’s new mayor.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Stockbridge North Berry Streetscape project completed
Stockbridge residents will soon have safe access to their downtown area on foot.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Mayor pulls Chief appointment from public agenda
The appointment of a chief of police for the much-debated Stockbridge Police Department was pulled from the city council’s Monday agenda, but the mayor says he still plans to appoint one of five remaining candidates to the post before by the end of this month.
Source: Henry Daily Herald