Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Vendor spots are now for sale for the community's first-ever Pickin' in the Park Yard sale to be held June 8 in Hiram.
The City of Hiram is having the first-ever Pickin' in the Park community yard sale at Ben Hill Strickland Sr. Memorial Park on Saturday, June 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The City will be renting the Alexander St. Parking lots, more than 75 spaces, to folks who want to sell their treasures and make some summer fun money. Spaces are only $20 for a 9 foot by 15 foot space. The rain make-up date will be June 22, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The information is also on City of Hiram website and applications can be emailed to folks if they call 770-943-3726 x212 or 201. For more information, contact Heather K. Peacon Corn, City of Hiram Community Services Representative, at 770-943-3726 x 201.
Friday, April 12, 2013
The City of Hiram will be celebrating Earth day by offering recycling on Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 855 Hiram-Douglasville Highway.
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Friday, April 12
The City of Hiram will be celebrating Earth day by offering recycling on Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 855 Hiram-Douglasville Highway. Items Accepted: Laptops Printers Fax Machines Copiers Stereos /VCR/ CD- Players Typewriters Test Equipment Networking Equipment Modems UPSBatteries Cell Phones Phones Scanners Microwaves Cabling Televisions ($10 additional charge each) NO Console or Projection TV's Items Not Accepted: Car Batteries Toaster Ovens De-Humidifiers Gas Powered Tools Tires Battery Powered Tools Dryers Freezers Blenders Household Trash Mixers Ovens For more information contact Marilyn Everett at 770-943-3726, x-218, or visit the City website at http://www.cityofhiramga.gov/.
Monday, November 19, 2012
The sign is expected to be completed by spring 2013.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Hiram officials will hold a ground breaking ceremony Tuesday evening at the site where a sign will one day greet visitors to the city. The 5 p.m. event will be held on the north side of Highway 278 just east of Poplar Springs Road. The “Welcome to Hiram Sign” is a replica of the signage in front of the Ben Hill Strickland Sr. Memorial Park on Highway 92. Dean Morgan is credited for the design. The new sign also will feature a LED display to scroll messages to those coming into to the city of the first time, coming home from work or simply passing through. “Hiram is an extraordinary place to live, work, shop and visit,” Mayor Doris Devey said in a release last week. “We not only want our welcome sign to be a communication tool, we want to …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The Hiram City Council meets tonight at 6 p.m.
Hiram Council Members are expected to have a first reading on the city's proposed budget for fiscal year 2013 tonight. The city's $4.76 million budget includes $1.6 million in expenditures for the police department; $691, 272.90 in expenditures for the administrative department; $504,854.10 in expenditures for public works; $405,343.47 in expenditures for municipal court; and 111,148.38 in expenditures for the mayor and city council. The council also is expected to have a public hearing on the city's 2012 tax digest and 5-year tax levy history. Hiram doesn't have a property tax, and the proposed millage rate of 2.479 mills is expected to be rolled back to zero, as it has been since 2007. The city council meets will hold its work session …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
A public hearing on the proposed budget is set for Oct. 10.
Hiram councilmen during their regular session Tuesday focused primarily on the city’s proposed fiscal year 2013 budget that could be approved by the end of the month. City Manager Robbie Rokovitz presented council members with a preliminary budget draft, which he explained was a work in progress and mostly to help council members prepare for a budget work session next week. The council likely will approve a final budget later this month. Next week’s work session is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. in the Hiram Community Center/Council Chambers and will be followed by a public hearing on the proposed budget. The public starting today will be able to obtain a copy of the FY2013 draft budget at Hiram City Hall. Following the budget…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Councilmen tonight will see a preliminary version of the city’s fiscal year 2013 budget. Return to Dallas-Hiram Patch on Wednesday for coverage of tonight’s council meeting.
Hiram’s fiscal year 2013 could begin to take shape tonight, as councilmen are slated to review a draft budget. That preliminary budget, along with the 2012 tax digest and 5-year history of levy information also set to be presented to the council tonight, will be made available for public review on Wednesday, giving citizens a week to review it before the council’s next meeting—a work session has been scheduled for Oct. 10 at 6 p.m., with a public hearing on the budget beginning immediately after the work session. In other business, councilmen are slated to: The Hiram City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Hiram Community Center/Council Chambers at 217 Main St. The meeting is open to the public.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Robbie Rokovitz could become Hiram’s city manager if the city council approves his contract during tonight’s called meeting.
Hiram could soon end the months-long process of obtaining a city manager if city councilmen approve a contract tonight. The city council is holding a 5:30 p.m. called meting with an agenda that includes a vote on a contract to hire Robbie Rokovitz as city manager. Rokovitz, who is currently Cedartown’s city manager, was tapped for the job last month pending a successful execution of a contract between him and the city; he had been one of six candidates named as a finalist for the job. An approved contract would end officials’ pursuit of a city manager. In February, the council approved a measure to amend the city charter to allow for the addition of a city manager to the payroll. The amendment to the city charter then was required to be …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Robbie Rokovitz could assume the new position if he and the city agree on a personnel contract in the coming days.
Hiram officials Monday night made their move to bring a government leader from Polk County over to serve the city in its newly created city manager position. City councilmen spent nearly an hour and 45 minutes discussing personnel issues in closed during Monday’s special called meeting. When they returned to open meeting, they voted unanimously to hire Robbie Rokovitz as city manager pending a successful execution of a contract between him and the city. Rokovitz was one of six candidates who were named earlier this month a finalist for the job. Rokovitz currently serves as Cedartown’s city manager, a position he was named to in October 2010, according to Cedartown’s website. He has served in local government since 1993, when he began as a …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Six finalists for the new position were named earlier this month.
City of Hiram officials could name tonight the person they intend to offer the position of city manager—a move that would bring the months-long process of establishing the position of city manager very close to its end. City leaders earlier this month announced the names of six finalists for the job—Karen Degges, Raymon Gibson, Richard D. Hampton, Jack E. Miller, Angela D. Montgomery and Robert T. Rokovitz. One of them could receive the Hiram city council’s approval during a called meeting set for tonight at 6. Tonight’s meeting will see the council enter closed session to discuss personnel issues. According to the meeting’s agenda, that personnel business includes discussing the hiring of the “Executive Head of an agency”—the city manager…
Friday, August 17, 2012
Cobb citizens with Paulding addresses could see their correct residency on letters and packages.
Cobb residents with Paulding addresses will soon be able to decide by a group vote on whether to switch their ZIP code to reflect the county they actually live in. Since April 2011, when one of the affected residents asked the Powder Springs City Council for support, the city has requested that the Postal Service change Hiram's 30141 in Cobb to Powder Springs' 30127. “They finally, last month, sent a letter saying they would accommodate the request on certain conditions," Community Development Director Pam Conner said at Wednesday's work session. The city must provide a hot line for people to call in and ask questions, as well as host a meeting on the matter. The meeting is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the Coach Ford Center's …