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Park Could Be Renamed After Commissioner

The Paulding Board of Commissioners will consider Tuesday a measure that would rename White Oak Park after Post I Commissioner Larry Ragsdale.

One of Paulding County’s parks could soon be renamed if commissioners approve a resolution slated to come before them Tuesday.

The agenda for Tuesday’s 10 a.m. work session of the Paulding County Board of Commissioners include a resolution that, if approved, would rename White Oak Park in honor of Commissioner Larry Ragsdale, who serves Post 1 where the park is located.

Should commissioners pass the measure, Ragsdale would witness the approval at what will likely be his last meeting, as the board is scheduled to meet only once this month and Ragsdale’s term as commissioner is ending. Earlier this year, Ragsdale sought re-election as he qualified for his seat but dropped his bid right before the qualifying period ended and after two others had qualified.

Next month, David Carmichael will officially step in as Ragsdale’s successor. Carmichael won his Republican primary in July and faced no opposition for the seat in November’s general election.

Commissioners are set to discuss the park renaming resolution at Tuesday morning’s work session. They could vote on the measure during their 2 p.m. business session.

Other items on the commissioners’ agenda include:

  • Discuss action to adopt Resolution 12-46 approving an energy excise tax intergovernmental agreement with the cities of Dallas and Hiram regarding the allocation and distribution of proceeds from the energy excise tax and authorizing Commission Chairman David Austin to execute the same.
  • Discuss action to adopt Resolution 12-47 imposing an energy excise tax upon the sale, use, storage or consumption of energy used in the manufacturing of tangible personal property, to be phased in over the next four years as it is phased out by the State of Georgia.
  • Discuss action to enter into an engineering services agreement with Arcadis U.S. Inc. for preliminary engineering of the Richland Creek Reservoir Project at a cost of $1,526,465.
  • Discuss action to adopt Resolution 12-44 creating the Department of Government Services and approving the job description for the department director.
  • Discuss action to adopt Resolution 12-45 amending Section 6-33, 6-90, and 6-151 of the official Code of Paulding County regarding alcoholic beverages and revising the alcoholic beverage license and permit fee schedule.

The complete agenda is attached to this article in PDF form.

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Sue Wells December 11, 2012 at 02:47 PM
A COMPLETE waste of money! This shouldnt even be brought up.
Debra January 23, 2013 at 12:18 AM
PLEASE PLEASE don't change the name of White Oak Park. If you ever do change it's name, PLEASE DON"T name it after Larry Ragsdale!!!!! There is no valid reason to name it after him, to make a long story short. White Oak stands on it's own name just like it is. And I think it should stay that way.

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