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.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The mayor pro tem may be running unopposed, but he still kept Norcross Patch up with what he plans to work on for the next two years.
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 Andrew Hixson. Mayor Pro Tem Andrew Hixson has been a resident of Norcross for eight years. For four of those years, he served two terms on the Norcross City Council. His accomplishments include adding parks and greenspace to the city of Norcross, and annexing the newest parts of the city to Norcross. Hixson’s term, along with two other councilmen, officially ends Dec. 31, 2012, but he decided to run for a third term. Unlike the other councilmen, Hixson is the only member of the council running unopposed. …
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 …
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 …
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Councilmember takes the first step to gauge interest in Sunday alcohol sales in the City of Norcross.
Councilmember Andrew Hixson has added a discussion of the Sunday sale of alcohol to the agenda of the council work-policy meeting, set for next Monday, June 20. He said that it would be worthwhile to discuss it and to gauge the other Councilmembers' and Mayor's interest in the topic. "I think we're having an election anyway, so might as well let the citizens decide," said Hixson. An election will be held on Nov. 8 to elect a Mayor and fill two council seats. He said that some citizens have been contacting him to urge him to get the topic on the ballot for November. Hixson said that letting citizens put it to a vote was exactly what Gov. Nathan Deal had in mind when he signed the bill on April 28. A change in the law would mostly effect…