|Notice of Moratorium|
|Posted: 2013-04-09 14:58:23|
|The Mayor and Council of the City of Fairburn at their January 28, 2013 City Council Meeting established a 90-Day Moratorium on accepting sign permit applications, variance applications from the sign ordinance and any and all other permits and or applications as it related to Chapter 80, Article XII Sign Regulations. |
This Moratorium was scheduled to end on April 28, 2013. At the April 8, 2013 City Council Meeting, Council voted to extend the Moratorium forty-five (45) more days which would end on June 12, 2013.
|Mayor Mario Avery and Members of Fairburn City Council Attends Mayors’ Day Conference|
|Posted: 2013-02-02 08:59:17|
|ATLANTA – February 1, 2013 - Mayor Mario Avery and members of Fairburn City Council were among nearly 800 city officials to attend the Georgia Municipal Association’s annual Mayors’ Day Conference in Atlanta Jan. 26-28. The annual conference provides city officials with an opportunity to learn more about legislation under consideration at the Georgia Capitol, attend training sessions, and hear from state leaders.|
|A special pre-session conference on the role of city government in education was held on Friday afternoon. State School Superintendent John Barge outlined some of the opportunities and challenges facing schools and the state, and participants engaged in breakout sessions to establish ways cities can help schools before hearing from an panel of experts on the subject.|
Training classes on Saturday, Jan. 26, where attended by Mayor Avery, Mayor Pro-Tem Alex Heath and Council members Ron Alderman, Elizabeth Hurst, Marion Johnson and Jean Barkley Russell. Classes taken by the group included Municipal Law, Social Media for Elected Officials, Council-Staff Relationships, Human Resources and Building Hometown Connections.
During the conference, officials had the choice of attending concurrent sessions on becoming more globally competitive, engaging changing populations or learning more about designing retirement plans for cities and upcoming changes to accounting standards. They also participated in GMA’s six policy committees and heard from the governor, lieutenant governor and speaker of the house on their plans for the legislative session. In addition, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood addressed transportation spending in Georgia and projects the federal government is funding.
“Attending Mayors’ Day gives us an opportunity to hear about legislation affecting our cities so we can then discuss these issues with our legislators, and it also gives us a voice in shaping GMA’s legislative policies,” said Mayor Mario Avery.
|Posted: 2012-03-16 14:10:56|
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|Save on Prescription Drugs...With our new Prescription Discount Card!|
|Posted: 2011-11-16 10:42:41|
|EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 26, 2011|
The City of Fairburn has a new program to offer savings on prescription drugs to residents who are without health insurance, a traditional benefits plan, or have prescriptions that are not covered by insurance.
|The Prescription Discount Card is made available to residents by the City of Fairburn in collaboration with the National League of Cities (NLC) and is made possible through the City of Fairburn membership in NLC.|
The card is FREE to all Fairburn residents, regardless of age, income or existing health insurance. By using this card you may save an average of 20% off the regular retail price of prescription drugs at participating pharmacies.
To discover the savings and learn more about the program, go to www.caremark.com/nlc to access the program online and print a card, check drugs prices and locate participating pharmacies.
Residents may also pick up a card at the following locations:
- Fairburn City Hall
- Fairburn Library
- Fairburn Senior Center
- CVS Drug Store
- Fairburn Municipal Court Building
- City of Fairburn Police Station
- Or for more information, call toll free: 1-888-620-1749.
This is not insurance. Discounts are only available at participating pharmacies. By using this card, participants agree to pay the entire prescription cost less any applicable discount. Savings may vary by drug and pharmacy.
|Homestead Exemption Forms Available at City Hall|
|Posted: 2009-12-30 11:45:25|
|You may qualify for a homestead exemption from City of Fairburn Property Tax. Should you qualify, the taxable value of your property will be reduced by $10,000.|
To quality you must:
1. Be 65 or older by April 1st of the year in which the exemption would apply.
2. Live in the home (primary residence)
3. Meet the income requirements (no more than $15,800 over Social security if single; $31,600 if married) and present a Federal Income Tax return as proof of income.
To request an application or for more information, contact City Hall at 770-964-2244 x115.
|PUBLIC COMMENT CHANGES|
|Posted: 2010-09-09 09:50:22|
PUBLIC COMMENTS CHANGES: Thirty (30) minutes shall be available for public comments. Persons wishing to address the Mayor and Council must submit a speaker’s card to the City Clerk within one (1) hour of the start of the meeting. From 6:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. Cards will not be accepted after the meeting has commenced. Speakers will be permitted to speak in the order the cards are received; however, residents and business owners of the City of Fairburn will be permitted to speak prior to speakers not residing within the City of Fairburn. Each speaker shall be limited to three (3) minutes; however a speaker may transfer his or her three (3) minutes to another speaker, but no speaker shall be permitted to speak for more than six (6) minutes; further in the event more than ten (10) speakers desire to speak, each speaker shall be limited to two (2) minutes and no speaker may speak more than four (4) minutes. Issues raised at this time are generally referred to the City Administrator for review. Responses will be provided at a later date.
|Fairburn City Hall|
56 Malone Street, Fairburn, Georgia 30213
Phone 770-964-2244 Fax 770-969-3484