Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Mayor Pro Tem Andrew Hixson and councilmen David McLeroy and Keith Shewbert were sworn in to office during the council's regular January meeting held Monday. Former councilman Ross Kaul was recognized for the past two terms he served.
Norcross welcomed three returning members to the city council Monday during its January meeting. Mayor Pro Tem Andrew Hixson and councilmen David McLeroy and Keith Shewbert were sworn into office in an inauguration ceremony led by Norcross Municipal Court Judge Kenneth E. Wickham II. McLeroy has been on the council for 10 years, Hixson has served two terms, and Shewbert served one term from 2006 to 2008. Shewbert, who owns 45 South Cafe in downtown Norcross, decided to run in the 2012 general election and won against then-Councilman Ross Kaul. "I want to thank everybody very much for the opportunity to serve here, and I look forward to hearing from each and everyone of you, because I really do believe we need citizen-led government," said…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Here's what Norcross Patch has covered so far in the local election.
Nov. 6 is Election Day, and to Norcross, it's a big one, especially for the Norcross City Council. Norcross Patch has covered the local election and its five city council candidates, one unopposed. Here's a shortcut to many of the pieces Norcross has done on the upcoming city election. Candidate profiles: Here are some other pieces on the upcoming council election: Don’t miss any Norcross news. Subscribe to Norcross Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Norcross Patch spoke with the incumbent on what he plans to do in Norcross for his next term.
In November, citizens of Norcross will cast their votes for three posts on the city council. In the weeks following up to the election, Patch will be covering all the candidates running for Norcross City Council. This week, we spotlight Ross Kaul. Norcross City Councilman Ross Kaul has been living in the city of Norcross since 2006, and he's been on the council since 2009. In the two terms he's been on the council, he's worked on a number of projects, including the annexation of southeast Norcross and the paperless initiative for Norcross City Hall. More recently, he also spearheaded a ban on tobacco use on city property, which the council voted in favor of in May and repealed two months later. In November, the incumbent will be running …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Andrew Hixson and Ross Kaul aim to stay on the Norcross City Council for another two-year term; Councilman David McLeroy, whose term also ends this year, has remained undecided on running again.
With Norcross' qualification period next week for the city council, Mayor Pro Tem Andrew Hixson and Councilman Ross Kaul have announced that they will seek re-election as their terms end this year. Councilman David McLeroy, whose term also ends Dec. 31, has said to Norcross Patch that he remains undecided if he wishes to rejoin the council next year. Both Kaul and Hixson have been on the council for two terms now, equaling four years. "I'd love to be re-elected," said Hixon, who's a banker. "We have a good-functioning city council right now, and I think, for the most part, I feel that the city is much better now than it was when I joined the council." "I love serving the citizens. I look at it like I'm giving back," said Kaul, who's …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Norcross and Gwinnett County.
Friday, June 15, 2012
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Norcross Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates. President Barack Obama: The president’s national campaign has an Atlanta-area headquarters, on historic Auburn Avenue. GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney: The former Massachusetts governor has visited Gwinnett in his quest to unseat Obama. Gwinnett County school board: A key seat on the board will go before voters for District V in the Norcross area. Incumbent Louise Radloff is up for re-election, and after 40 years of being on the board as a Republican chairwoman, Radloff is now on the…
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
With a vote of three in favor, one against and one abstaining, the Norcross City Council on Monday voted to amend its ordinances and city charter to prohibit elected officials from serving on boards, commissions and authorities.
Clocking in at just less than 40 minutes, Monday’s September city council meeting was short, sweet and to the point. It wasn’t until the end that a little controversy ensued. That’s when Councilman Ross Kaul made his motion to change the city charter and ordinances “so that the mayor and council members are expressly prohibited from service on any board, commission or authority.” Before the motion could be voted on, though, Councilman Charlie Riehm countered with a motion of his own, one which would permit elected officials to serve on boards, commissions or authorities. That motion failed with only Councilman Andrew Hixson voting in favor of it. “It’s the right thing to do,” Hixson said. Kaul’s original motion then passed with Councilmen …