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Moving the City Forward

City Manager, Michael Harris and Account Manager Audrey Mays deposited the city's first check on Monday, July 17, 2017, immediately after the Stonecrest mayor and council voted to use BB&T for the city's banking services.

In the same council meeting, Mayor Jason Lary appointed Michael Sheridan as Stonecrest's first municipal judge and Jonathan Weintraub as the judge pro tem; however, the city council chose to defer these appointments until the August 7th council meeting.

"These are the two best qualified people," Lary said. "These attorneys would serve the city best as judges. They have been working in the DeKalb County for years," Lary added. Sheridan, a graduate of Howard University, has practiced law for 11 years. He is a partner in the law firm, Davis & Sheridan, LLC. Jonathan Weintraub is a former county attorney with DeKalb County government. His education background includes degrees from Syracuse University, Georgia State University and a Juris Doctorate from Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. Weintraub has more than 38 years of government, local, and municipal law experience.

In other city business, the mayor and council agreed on a resolution for membership in the Georgia Interlocal Risk Management Association. Membership allows the city to purchase general and property liability insurance as well as insurance for city document errors and omissions. The annual premium will cost the city $14, 050 which will be prorated for 2017. The mayor and council also voted unanimously to accept a new city logo and to approve the use of QS/1 Governmental financial software to help the tracking of business licenses and budgeting. Council and mayor also voted the appointment of Grey, Pannell and Woodward, LLP as the special counsel for the city's tax anticipation note.

Topping off the week's activities was the arrival of the first two city vehicles. The 2017 Ford Focus models arrived Friday and will be used for city administrative services and initial code enforcement.

BB&T Vice President, Dana Clark accepts the city's first check from Michael Harris and Audrey MaysBB&T Vice President, Dana Clark accepts the city's first check from Michael Harris and Audrey Mays.