News Line for Johns Creek

New city manager: Hutmacher ready to don Johns Creek spurs
Warren Hutmacher, Johns Creek's new city manager, was in the city April 2 to be introduced to the Rotary Club of Johns Creek/Fulton, and took a few minutes to sit down with the Johns Creek Herald at the Atlanta Athletic Club to talk about his new job.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Sign task force ready to make ordinance changes
The Johns Creek sign task force will shortly bring forward recommendations to update sign ordinances designed to make local businesses more visible for customers, allowing them to thrive.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Johns Creek business owners want sign relief
The Johns Creek sign task force held a public hearing March 26 to get community feedback on city sign ordinances — and the business community took full advantage.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Drab, dimly lit tunnel to get facelift
Leadership Johns Creek unveiled plans at the March 24 City Council work session for their 2014 project — beautifying a popular, but poorly kept tunnel that's used by families and joggers at Newtown Park.
Source: NorthFulton.com

New Johns Creek city manager appointed
There's a new city manager in Johns Creek. Warren A. Hutmacher, the current Dunwoody city manager, was unanimously appointed as the new Johns Creek's city manager at the Monday night, March 24, regular meeting.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Johns Creek public asked to weigh in on sign laws
For some time, the Johns Creek business community has voiced problems with the city's sign ordinances, saying some are arbitrary and others are too restrictive. That led to the creation of sign ordinance committee.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Johns Creek Council takes up mayor's challenge
When Mayor Mike Bodker laid down a challenge to his City Council, it only took them until the March 10 City Council meeting to take him up on it.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Johns Creek council races filled with qualified candidates
The May 20 special election to fill the two vacant Johns Creek City Council seats will not lack for candidates.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Arun Misra announces for Johns Creek City Council post
Ammersee Lakes resident Arun Misra, Ph.D., has announced his candidacy for one of the open seats on the Johns Creek City Council.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Reinecke has hat in council ring again
A second familiar face has stepped up to run for one of the vacant Johns Creek City Council seats.
Source: NorthFulton.com

70+ applicants sign up for Johns Creek city manager job
City Manager John Kachmar officially steps down March 1 in the negotiated settlement of his contract, but city officials have been busy gathering resumes to fill the top leadership position of city staff.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Broadbent enters race for Johns Creek City Council
Steve Broadbent, the current chairman of the Johns Creek Planning Commission, declared Feb. 17 he will seek the City Council Post 4 seat left vacant after the resignation of Ivan Figueroa.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Johns Creek City Councilman Figueroa bows out, receives accolades
City Councilman Ivan Figueroa said goodbye at the end of his last City Council meeting Jan. 27, and many residents came forward to say goodbye to the last of "The Originals," those members of the City Council who had served since the city's inception.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Johns Creek's desire for shared rec services meets with nods
With the blessings of the new City Council, Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker is pursuing more bilateral or multilateral partnerships with other North Fulton cities for mutual benefit, and the top of his list is recreation and parks.
Source: NorthFulton.com

City personnel get jump on storm
While Jack Frost took the metro area by surprise last week blasting the region with snow and ice and paralyzing Atlanta, Johns Creek personnel were out in force early Tuesday morning, hours before the storm hit, said Johns Creek Communications Manager Doug Nurse.
Source: NorthFulton.com

New City Council to revisit charter changes
Under the home rule powers of local municipalities, the Johns Creek City Council had stripped the mayor of the power to fire the city manager and the city attorney. With a new City Council empaneled, Mayor Mike Bodker is looking to get those powers back.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Johns Creek Council mulls 1 mill tax cut
City Councilmen Brad Raffensperger and Ivan Figueroa started the new year with a call to reduce the city millage rate by 1 mill. Fellow councilmembers said they were willing to study the proposal, but wanted to see what effect such a move would have on the city's budget.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Johns Creek's Figueroa resigns
Johns Creek City Councilman Ivan Figueroa has announced his resignation giving the city clerk his notice Jan. 9 of his resignation of City Council Post 4 seat, effective Feb. 1.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Davenport wins council runoff
Political newcomer Cori Davenport has defeated Councilwoman Karen Richardson in the Dec. 3 runoff for Post 3 outpolling the incumbent by a 2-to-one margin.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Johns Creek Candidates get lesson on JC human trafficking
The Oct. 20 meeting was billed as a candidate forum for the seven candidates for the three City Council seats up for election this November. But as one of the organizers of the event candidly said, its purpose was more to inform the candidates about the proliferation of illicit massage parlors than to get their position on curbing them.
Source: NorthFulton.com