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, September 5, 2012
More than half the funds will be placed in reserve, while the rest will go into the city’s general fund.
Hiram officials will soon cash a nearly $600,000 certificate of deposit to help fund the city as it continues to operate under its fiscal year 2012 budget. The Hiram City Council during a called meeting Tuesday voted to cash in the United Community Bank CD worth $595,643.38, plus interest earned minus an early withdrawal penalty. Of those funds, $250,000 will be deposited into the city’s general fund account, with the council required to vote on how those funds are spent; the remaining balance will be deposited into a money market account aimed at holding those funds in reserve. “It’s to help with our current budget,” Mayor Doris Devey said of the measure following Tuesday’s meeting. “We’re still under last year’s budget, and that’s …
The Hiram City Council on Tuesday approved the hire of Robbie Rokovitz, who most recently served as Cedartown’s city manager.
Robbie Rokovitz had already put some hours into his new job when the Hiram City Council confirmed his hire Tuesday. Councilmen during a called meeting Tuesday evening approved a contract between the city and Rokovitz for the position of city manager. Rokovitz, who most recently served as Cedartown’s city manager, was tapped for Hiram’s city manager spot last month pending a contract between him and the city; he had been one of six candidates named as a finalist for the job. Rokovitz, who took his oath of office after his contract was approved, succeeds interim City Manager Billy Beckett, who began serving on a temporary basis in June. Beckett’s contract was set to run through Thursday after it was extended last month to allow for a …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Thirteen votes separated the two candidates who sought to become Hiram’s mayor.
Both candidates for Hiram’s mayoral race were on hand at the Paulding County elections office Tuesday to see firsthand the results of their race. At nearly 8 p.m., just under an hour since the polls closed, it was Doris Devey that had edged out Don Brown—13 votes made the difference. “Right now, I can tell you I’m very shocked,” Devey said. “It was a great race—Don ran a great race right there along with me—we stood down there today side by side. I think either one of us that would’ve won would do well for the citizens of Hiram.” Devey earned 97 votes to Brown’s 84; three write-in votes were tabulated. Election-day polling favored Brown, as he took 46 votes to Devey’s 37. But the latter was boosted by absentee-in-person and absentee-by-…
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Doris Devey became Tuesday the second person to seek the vacant office in Hiram. Qualifying ends at noon Wednesday.
With Hiram residents having only one more morning to qualify for the city’s vacant mayor seat, voters next month are set to have a choice when they head to the polling machines. Doris Devey qualified Tuesday for the March 6 special election to fill the unexpired term of former Mayor Jack Paris, who resigned at the Jan. 3 meeting as several councilmen began reducing and consolidating city positions and passing other measures. Devey joins Don Brown, a former Hiram councilman who qualified for the mayor’s race on Monday. City Clerk Cynthia Geyer said Devey has never sought elected office in Hiram. Qualifying for the mayor’s race concludes at noon Wednesday. Any Hiram resident who has resided in the city for 12 months prior as of election day…