THE SOUTH FULTON MONTHLY
MESSAGE FROM THE CITY MANAGER

MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
YOUR CITY AT WORK
 
JUNE BUDGET OPEN HOUSE RECAP
 
STAY CONNECTED!

IN THE NEWS: COSF JUSTICE SYSTEM
 
COSF EVENT RECAP: MAYOR'S COMMUNITY WALK LAUNCH
MESSAGE FROM THE CITY MANAGER
Greetings South Fulton ,

I am honored to serve the City of South Fulton under the leadership of the Honorable Mayor William “Bill” Edwards and the seven dynamic members of our City Council. Together, we are pleased to present the June edition of the South Fulton Monthly, the City’s official e-newsletter. South Fulton is one of Georgia’s five largest cities, with a population estimated at more than 100, 000 residents, home to more than 1,300 businesses, covering a diverse geographic area of more than 85 square miles. Leveraging 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) for the City, our staff is committed to ensuring 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

Please click HERE to view the City Manager's Report.

In Service,

Odie Donald II

COSF MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL
MAYOR WILLIAM "BILL" EDWARDS
Mayor William "Bill" Edwards

The opportunity to serve the citizens and businesses of the City of South Fulton continues to be my primary motivation shared by both the City Council and City staff. Together, we are focused on sending a strong and positive message to residents, businesses, and developers. "We Are On the Rise."

I am excited about the array of City activities around public safety, community outreach, and fiscal responsibility. Promises made, should be promises kept. I thank you all and give you my commitment to uphold our leadership. Together with the City Council, I will continue to move our City forward, and remain excited for what we will accomplish together.
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UPCOMING
EVENTS
MAYOR'S COMMUNITY WALK - COMING TO AN AREA NEAR YOU!
JULY
CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS

Dates & Times:
July 10, 2018-7:00pm
July 24, 2018-7:00pm

Location:
Fulton County South Service Center
5600 Stonewall Tell Rd #219B, College Park, GA 30349

Click HERE to view the Calendar
COMMUNITY ZONING INFORMATION MEETING (CZIM)

Date & Time:
July 12, 2018 6:00-7:30pm

Location:
COSF City Hall
5440 Fulton Industrial Blvd SW,
City of South Fulton, GA 30336

Click HERE to view the Calendar
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS MEETING

Date & Time:
July 19, 2018 1:00pm-3:00pm

Location:
Fulton County South Service Center
5600 Stonewall Tell Rd #219B, College Park, GA 30349

Click HERE to view the Calendar


PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

Dates & Times:
July 17, 2018-6:30pm

Location:
Fulton County South Service Center
5600 Stonewall Tell Rd #219B, College Park, GA 30349

Click HERE to view the Calendar
FULTON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING

Dates & Times:
July 11, 2018-10:00am

Location:
Fulton County Government Center Assembly Hall, 141 Pryor Street SW, Atlanta, Georgia

Click HERE to view the Calendar
OLD NATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

Date & Time:
July 14, 2018-12:00pm-5:00pm

Location:
Pinetree Park Baptist Church
2855 Bethsaida Rd, Riverdale, GA 30296
WAKANDA IN THE PARK

Date:
July 20, 2018 7:00pm-11:00pm

Location:
Welcome All Park
24255 Will Lee Road, College Park, GA 30349 

BUDGET OPEN HOUSE
COSF encourages residents and business owners to have their say in how the City allocates its resources. Your invited to "Budget Open House," an interactive event that involves participants in the City's budget process. Below are the two dates and locations for the Budget Open House. RSVP for the one closest to you!


Thursday, July 12, 2018  
Southwest Arts Center (Black Box Room) 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA 30331 Doors Open: 6:00pm
Event Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm 

Click HERE to RSVP:



Tuesday, July 17, 2018  
Welcome All Park Gymnasium
 4255 Will Lee Road, College Park, GA 30349 
Doors Open at: 6:00pm
Event Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Click HERE to RSVP

Also, please take a few moments to take our FY19 Budget Survey by clicking HERE 


YOUR CITY AT WORK
CITY HALL
We are proud to announce our new "City Hall" sign located right in front of the City Hall building. The new sign serves as a landmark for the City allows visitors to easily locate COSF headquarters while traveling on Fulton Industrial Blvd. Please come visit us an take a picture in front of the new sign while your here! Use #COSFNEWSIGN on social media!

5440 Fulton Industrial Blvd SW, City of South Fulton, GA 30336
POLICE
Detective Henry received the "Good Neighbor" Award for the work he has done for communities affected by two different significant weather events; the overturned bus tragedy last year and this year’s response to the Tornado which hit the Chestnut Ridge Community in March.

Detective Henry, who is also a Pastor, opened the doors of his church, Kingdom of God International, to the families affected and agencies providing assistance, including the Red Cross.

For all emergencies, please call 911

Please click HERE for our Police Department Contact List.
FIRE
On Tuesday, June 5th, Southern Natural Gas Company, a Kinder Morgan operated company, contributed $10,000 to the City of South Fulton.

The City is proud to partner with Southern Natural Gas Company as we work to further public safety initiatives.

The donation was presented at the City Council Meeting on June 5th.


For all emergencies, please call 911

Please click HERE for our Fire Department Contact List.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Comprehensive Planning Dates

COSF is currently evaluating the 2035 Comprehensive Plan. The following timeline will guide the process:

June 5th
Council receives Comprehensive Plan file

June 5th - 15th
Council Reviews File and Note Questions

June 18th – 29th  
Individual Meetings with Council Members with continued review of file

July 2nd -20th
Public Involvement Process (Initiated by Council with Staff’s attendance) with furthered review of file

August 3rd
Deadline for Council to send all edits back to Staff

August 6th – 17th
Staff’s review of Council’s comments

August 28th
Work Session to discuss Staff’s review of comments (Suggested Language and Edits will be presented)


Phone: 470-809-7200
PARKS & RECREATION
Click above to watch the video!
The newly COSF transitioned Parks & Recreation Department is happy to announce the use of "Civic Rec," as its new program registration platform.

We encourage all park program participants to register through this program. Click HERE to log-in or create an account. Click the link below for a How-To Guide on using Civic Rec.


Phone: 404-612-PARKS (7275)

MUNICIPAL COURTS
The Municipal Court hosted its first 2nd Chance South Fulton - Diversion Program" community meeting on May 24th. The Court is currently working to partner with organizations to offer a variety of diversion services in the South Fulton area, including: 

  • Existing Diversion Programs and Companies
  • Community Service Organizations and Non-Profit organizations with ongoing community service opportunities
  • Mental Health Professionals and Treatment
  • Education and Tutorial Service
  • Substance Abuse Education and Counseling
  • Job Skills Training
  • Family Counseling
  • Recreational and Organized Sports Programs
  • & More!

For more information contact the City of South Fulton Municipal Court

Phone: 470-809-7400
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
City Manager Odie Donald II presented the City's economic development goals at the Economic Development Summit on June 20th. State Representative William Boddie hosted his quarterly Town Hall on June 20th at the Wolf Creek Library with a focus on Economic Development in the City of South Fulton. Special guest speaker Shannon James, Executive Director of the Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance, shared with constituents the work of the Alliance and their focus on economic development for all cities within the Aerotropolis CID. Attendees were able to ask questions of their City Council members, Helen Willis and Carmalitha Gumbs, as well as Fulton County Commissioner Marvin Arrington, and Fulton County Schools Board Member Kimberly Dove. 
JUNE BUDGET OPEN HOUSE
The June Budget Open House was full of healthy conversations and debate surrounding the City's budget and how to distribute funding across the major priorities.

Take a look at the pictures from this weekend's Open House and don't forget to RSVP for the one closest to you. We only have two more!

Thursday, July 12, 2018  
Southwest Arts Center (Black Box Room) 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA 30331 Doors Open: 6:00pm
Event Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm 

Click HERE to RSVP:



Tuesday, July 17, 2018  
Welcome All Park Gymnasium
 2400 Union Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30331
Doors Open at: 6:00pm
Event Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Click HERE to RSVP
STAY CONNECTED!
#MYCOSFBUDGETFY19 - SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN

The City of South Fulton is hosting a series of Budget Town Hall Meetings in efforts to involve residents and business owners in the FY19 budget process.

Please join us in our #MYCOSFBUDGET19 social media campaign by letting us know what is most important to you! Click HERE to find the "My Budget Priorities" sheet, print it out, write your most important priority and post it on social media with “ #MYCOSFBUDGET19 ”. 

Take a look at the picture below of our Fire Chief's budget priority as an example!

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IN THE NEWS: COSF JUSTICE SYSTEM
COSF is proud to be the first city in American history where every criminal justice department head is an African American woman. Our Justice System team is led by dynamic professionals who have a passion for justice and the community.

Progressive components of our justice system include:

"Second Chance South Fulton," a pre-trial diversion program that allows offenders to keep a clean record in exchange for community service, education, and counseling.

The City also provides a Public Defender for any offender that cannot afford a private attorney.

Kudos to our amazing Justice System Team!
Photographer: Reginald Duncan
Cranium Creation
COSF EVENT RECAP:
MAYOR'S COMMUNITY WALK LAUNCH
CASCADE CORRIDOR
On Thursday June 7th, the City launched the Mayor's Community Walk initiative. Mayor's Community Walk is a monthly activity focused on increasing access to City services, improved community relations, and proactively addressing community issues.

The purpose of each walk is to introduce the community to administrative leaders and identify key issues and concerns of the community. 

At the end of the walk, participants listened to a roll call that listed issues or needs identified during the event. The City will publish a report that summarizes the problems, their status and what departments are responsible for resolution. The report will then be sent to each department or agency for follow up. 

Many thanks to our walkers and participants!

Click HERE to view the initial report.

Click HERE to view the Mayor's Community Walk Calendar
Watch the Mayor's Walk Launch video below!
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