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City Manager's Message
COSF Proposed 2019 Budget
Police Chief Swearing-In
Mayor's Public Safety Campaign
Mayor's Walk in District 2
Grand Opening Cascade Mini-Precinct
Your City at Work
Council Meetings & Upcoming Events
Citizens Survey
Message from the City Manager

Greetings South Fulton,

As Summer 2018 comes to a close, South Fulton is gearing up for an eventful and productive Fall season with notable activities across the City. August has seen the City move a variety of key initiatives forward including the Mayor’s Public Safety Initiative, our fourth Mayor’s Community Walk, the hiring of our first permanent Chief of Police, the submittal of the City’s FY2019 proposed budget, and the opening of our second mini-precinct in District 1. The City of South Fulton continues to remain focused on key issues that affect our quality of life leveraging Mayor and Council’s five key priorities (1. Improve Parks and Recreation 2. Improve Public Safety 3. Economic Development 4. Updating Comprehensive & Land Use Plans 5. Create Branding & Messaging).

I remain encouraged by accelerated efforts to ensure our residents receive world class customer service and access to resources that support a safe, inclusive, innovative, and economically vibrant city. Please accept this offering as a monthly look into our progress towards supporting these five priority areas. #OnwardSouthFulton
Mayor William "Bill" Edwards
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COSF is proud to present the City of South Fulton’s Fiscal Year 2019 Proposed Budget. Thank you to our residents and businesses for your feedback during our Open Budget Houses and from our FY19 Budget Survey. Please click the link below to view our Proposed Budget.

Click Here   to view the City of South Fulton’s Fiscal Year 2019 Proposed Budget.

We are #MovingSouthFultonForward 
The City of South Fulton to Swears-in Keith Meadows as New Police Chief

Keith Meadows has been named the City of South Fulton's New Police Chief and the new head of South Fulton's law enforcement officers will be sworn in on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 6:15 p.m. at the Southwest Arts Center.

During the Ceremony, Chief Meadows and seven other new officers will be sworn-in by Mayor William "Bill Edwards.

Meadows comes to the City of South Fulton Police Department from the College Park Police Department where he served for three years after a 30-year career with the Atlanta Police Department. During his tenure as College Park's Police Chief, Chief Meadows worked with many leaders in the faith-based community to establish 1-C-1-P (One Congregation One Precinct), an initiative designed to strengthen police and community relationships.

Meadows has worked in several different capacities during his law enforcement career to include: Commander of the School Detective Section for the Atlanta Police Department, Precinct Commander for Zone Six where he led several community crime prevention programs, and he served as the Commander of the Major Crimes Section which includes Homicide, Special Victims, Major Fraud, Commercial Robbery, School Detectives Auto Theft and Fugitive Units.

Mayor William "Bill" Edwards said, "The Council is unified with the decision resulting from the national search. We are confident in Meadows' leadership and look forward to the City of South Fulton's Police Department and community working together to make our great city South Fulton Strong."
Mayor William "Bill" Edwards Kicks off Don't Be
A Target Campaign

Mayor William "Bill" Edwards has introduced a public safety campaign designed to help residents take action against becoming victims of car theft and car break-ins. Car theft and break-ins are the leading crimes in the City and the campaign is Mayor Edwards' first step toward partnering with the City of South Fulton's Police Department to address some of these issues. "These types of crimes are senseless. It's important for all of us as residents of the City of South Fulton to take precautions that can help make us safe while working closely with our local law enforcement. Together we can make our City one of the safest cities to live work and play," said Mayor William "Bill" Edwards. Click Here to view the Don't Be A Target campaign video.
Mayor's Walk Continues in District 2

Mayor William "Bill" Edwards, Councilwoman Carmalitha Gumbs, City Manager Odie Donald and City Staff continue to take government to the people with the fourth Mayor's Walk of the year.

This month officials visited the Shops at Camp Creek Village located at 3220 Butner Road.
The team talked with several business owners to learn and address their concerns in hopes to strengthen the relationships among government and areas businesses.

The Mayor's Community Walk is a monthly activity focused on increasing access to City services, improved community relations, and proactively addressing community issues in real time. Click Here to view the Initial report from the fourth Mayor's Walk of the year.
The City of South Fulton Opens Cascade Mini-Precinct

Members of the community, came out in numbers to support the Grand Opening of the Cascade Mini-Precinct. The precinct is located at 4121 Cascade Road and will be another closer option for residents to access City of South Fulton police services.

Residents will be able to pick up police reports and share their concerns with COSF Police in a closer proximity to their homes now that the precinct is open.

Police Chief Meadows said, "The opening of this precinct with our partners in the Fire Department is a great step towards providing comprehensive public safety services to our communities. We are extremely excited about the potential for this model moving forward as a city."

The City also opened the Cedar Grove Mini-Precinct in District 4 where Ms. Naeema Gilyard serves as Councilperson. The 1,800 square foot precinct is located at 6015 Lynmark Way Fairburn, GA 30213.
Residents can access the same services as they can at the Cascade Mini Precinct. The Cedar Grove Precinct will be open to the public from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. making it more convenient for residents to receive services after regular work hours.

Our Transportation Team
Moving South Fulton Forward
The installation of new South Fulton city limit signs has begun! The Transportation Team installed three signs today at the following intersections: Cascade Road and Fulton Industrial Blvd, Camp Creek and Fulton Industrial Blvd, and Camp Creek and Tell Road. Mayor William "Bill" Edwards said "We are excited about the sign installations, we are using different colors for different areas and this helps us to let the world know that we are South Fulton Strong and these are our City Limits."

The installation of these signs helps visitors and residents know exactly where their new City begins and ends. City Manager Odie Donald II said, "This is another example to let everyone know that South Fulton is moving forward. Now visitors and residents will see when they are entering and exiting the City, and that is a big deal for us."

Click the video below!
During Phase I of the installation a total of 20 signs will be installed strategically across the City.

City of South Fulton Police Make Key Arrest In Connection Heinous Crime and Car Thefts

On August 21st, Detectives in the Special Operations Division arrested Adrian Chappell, Montavious Powell, and a Juvenile (age 16) at a home located inside the Three Lakes Subdivision around 8:00 p.m. in the evening.

Chappell was wanted by the South Fulton Police Department in connection with a double homicide in the subdivision in May of this year.

All three suspects were wanted on burglary charges from Fulton County School Police. Powell and Chappell were transported to the Fulton County Jail. The Juvenile was transported to the Atlanta Regional Youth Detention Center.

Mayor Bill Edwards said, "The constituents of the City of South Fulton have clearly told us that their highest priority is public safety. Our aim is to continue this type of outstanding work so that all South Fulton residents can feel safe and secure. This sends the message that we will not tolerate crime in our city.”
City of South Fulton Fire & Rescue Showed Its Support at Community Back to School Events

City of South Fulton Firefighters provide first class emergency services, successfully fight fires, provide smoke detectors and save lives, but members of the COSF Fire Rescue Department also give back to the youth in its community.

Firefighters participated in Back to School events, one sponsored by the Atlanta Housing Authority and another at the Community Day/Back to School event at the Hickory Park playground.

Firefighters gave demonstrations and distributed in fun back to school supplies like crayons, colored pencils, coloring books and COSF Fire and Rescue Department stickers.

The City of South Fulton Fire & Rescue Department's mission is to protect the life and property through public education, prevention and the appropriate response to fire, medical emergencies, and other hazardous situations while serving our community in the most fiscally way possible.
City of South Fulton Parks and Recreation Partners with V103 to Hold Recreation Center Summer Take Over

It was fun in the park from sun up till sun down at Welcome All Park for the annual Recreation Center Summer Take Over. The annual event is sponsored by V103 in conjunction with the City of South Fulton's Parks and Recreation Department.

V103's DJ's Big Tigger and Greg Street broadcast live throughout the day while more than 300 kids from the community enjoyed participating in outside activities and game truck fun. It wasn't a fun time just for kids, parents were able to watch local celebrities participate in a friendly game of kick ball.

The Atlanta Hawks also participated in the take over by giving more than 300 backpacks away for kids to use as they prepared to wrap up their summer and return to school. "We were excited to partner with V103 to provide an interactive summer take over as the culmination of another fantastic summer in the City of South Fulton. We look forward to hosting the event next year. It was a great way to send our kids off to start another school year," said Tony Phillips, Director of Parks and Recreation.
For more information about the City of South Fulton's Parks and Recreation Department visit the City's website by Clicking Here or call (470) 809-PARK.
Keep Clean: Access the Merk Road Transfer Station & Recycling Center
The Merk Miles Recycling Center currently accepts recyclables as listed on the flyer.

Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Closed Wednesday and Sunday. Please have all loads completed by 4:50 pm.

Click Here for full page view of flyer.


September City Council Meetings
Friday, September 7, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.

Location: Fulton County South Service Center
5600 Stonewall Tell Road
College Park, GA 30349

Click Here to view the meeting calendar

Click Here to view the September 7th Agenda


Click Here to view the meeting calendar


Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m.

Location: Fulton County South Service Center
5600 Stonewall Tell Road
College Park, GA 30349

Discussion Items:
Use Permit – U18-004
6375 East Stubbs Rd
Use permit for a group home for 5-8 children


Tuesday, September 18, 2018 @ 6:30 P.M.

Location: Fulton County South Service Center
5600 Stonewall Tell Road
College Park, GA 30349

Click Here to view the Agenda


September Events
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Mayor's Community Walk
S unday, September 29, 2918 Yeek Event

October Events
Friday, October 26, 2018 Burdett Fall Festival - Burdett Park
Saturday, October, 27, 2018 Family Fun Fall Festival - Welcome All Park 
The City of South Fulton is committed to serving our residents. That is why we created an Emergency Management Taskforce (COSF EMT) to respond to significant weather events within City limits after the tornado damaged the Chestnut Ridge Subdivision.

The purpose was to provide support to families and individuals impacted by these significant events and to connect them with the necessary resources. Now, we are seeking to expand our support of South Fulton residents even further by offering relief in the form of a Resident Emergency Response Grant.

We need your help in determining how we might develop criteria for such a grant for our citizens.

Please take this brief survey. Your input is valuable to us.

Click Here to take the survey

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