Tuesday, March 6, 2007
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Gwinnett Daily Post
NORCROSS - Mayor Lillian Webb of Norcross delivered her annual state-of-the-city address Monday night, praising city workers for their hard work and dedication in 2006.
Webb complimented City Clerk Susan Brooks for bringing that office up to date and into compliance with city and state requirements.
The mayor also said the city began working on its 2030 Comprehensive Plan as well as redevelopment plans that will continue into 2007.
With the population and demographic changes that have taken place in Norcross, including a burgeoning Latino population, Webb said all city services have been challenged to accommodate the growth.
"I think you'll find that, for the year, we've all earned A's."
Lovelady urges council to adopt ethics ordinance
Former councilman Michael Lovelady urged Webb and council members to adopt an ethics ordinance.
Lovelady said that since City Administrator Warren Hutmacher was hired last year, calls for council members are routed to Hutmacher rather than to elected officials.
Lovelady also said false claims regarding educational credentials have been made during campaigns and that allegations have been made concerning illegal "secret meetings" of elected officials.
"Norcross has a checkered past that we shouldn't be proud of. It's a city prone to corruption," said Lovelady.
Town Hall meeting
Local business and civic organizations are sponsoring a Town Hall meeting Thursday from 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Cultural Arts and Community Center. The meeting, titled "What you pay for and what you actually get," is intended to give residents the opportunity to ask questions about city services.
City administrator Warren Hutmacher will be the featured guest and will answer questions on the topic of paid city services.