North Augusta City Council

The City of North Augusta has a Mayor-Council form of government. The City Council is composed of seven members elected at-large on a partisan basis. The Mayor is elected to a four-year term. Every two years, three Council members are elected to serve four-year staggered terms.

Major duties of the City Council include: adopting an annual budget; establishing property tax rates; enacting policies concerning the operation of the city; enacting local ordinances; and appointing the Municipal Judges, City Attorney, City Clerk, and members of the various boards. City Council also has the authority to call bond referendums in the city and enter into contracts.

City Council meetings are held the first and third Monday of the month at 7:00p.m. on the third floor of the Municipal Building, 100 Georgia Avenue.

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North Augusta council hears plan to link Greeneway, downtown

North Augusta City Council got a presentation on connecting its Greeneway to downtown and learned, in the words of North Augusta Forward Chairman Charles Martin, that "it's doable, it's feasible, ...
By James Folker | Monday, Aug 22, 2016

North Augusta to limit recycling bag distribution

North Augustans soon will get blue recycling bags only if they request them, based on a proposal that got the city council's OK on Monday night.
By James Folker | Monday, Aug 15, 2016

North Augusta renews indigent defense contract

The North Augusta City Council voted Monday night to enter into a new six-month contract with the Aiken County Public Defender's Office to represent people charged with Municipal Court offenses ...
By James Folker | Monday, Aug 1, 2016

North Augusta leaders address gym funding

City council members dealt with their city's business Monday night, but their minds were on Baton Rouge and Dallas as well.
By James Folker | Monday, July 18, 2016

North Augusta to pay in Project Jackson suit

City Administrator Todd Glover has said the city spent about $250,000 fighting the suit. 
By James Folker | Sunday, June 26, 2016

NA council approves series of ordinances

The North Augusta City Council gave final approval Monday night to a series of ordinances governing farmers markets, food trucks and the boundaries of its downtown.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

North Augusta OKs downtown measures

The ordinances adopted Monday night deal with the boundaries of the downtown overlay district and its rules, as well as food trucks and farmers markets. They were approved by the city Planning ...
By James Folker | Monday, June 6, 2016

New gyms cost more than city can spend

The North Augusta City Coun­cil found out Monday night that it has about half the money it needs to add two gyms to the Riverview Park Activities Center.
By James Folker | Monday, May 2, 2016

North Augusta boards parse details of downtown rules

North Augusta city council members and planning commissioners got down to the brass tacks of starting to rewrite their rules for downtown development Thursday night, identifying areas that needed ...
By James Folker | Thursday, April 28, 2016

North Augusta officials to discuss downtown rules

A joint study session of the North Augusta City Council and the planning commission will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday to discuss and review proposed amendments to zoning rules in the downtown ...
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Project Jackson cost estimates cut

The latest Project Jackson cost estimates show the city has cut its share by about $12 million.
By James Folker | Monday, April 18, 2016

North Augusta City Council hears dog park proposal

City Council heard a presentation Monday night from the most recent Leadership North Augusta class about locating a dog park at Waterworks Park.
By James Folker | Monday, April 4, 2016

Guidelines for downtown on agenda for N. Augusta

City council is scheduled to discuss and possibly vote tonight on a measure that would make downtown development rules guidelines instead of requirements. The amendment, backed by North Augusta ...
By James Folker | Sunday, April 3, 2016

N. Augusta boards agree on Greeneway, restaurants

They quibbled over the meaning of the word "vision" and disagreed on whether Geor­gia Avenue could or should be narrowed to two lanes, but North Augusta's city council and planning commission ...
By James Folker | Thursday, March 31, 2016

North Augusta to hold downtown summit

North Augusta's city council and planning commission will meet Thursday night to hash out their differences over downtown development.
By James Folker | Wednesday, March 30, 2016

North Augusta still aiming for baseball in 2017

The city is finalizing negotiations with developers and will be bringing a proposed agreement to the city council in the near future, according to City Administrator Todd Glover.
By James Folker | Saturday, March 19, 2016

Groups disagree on vision for North Augusta downtown

It has taken years, but this week construction will begin on North Augusta's newest commercial building in its downtown district.
By James Folker | Saturday, March 12, 2016

N. Augustans can get deal from city on composting bins

The city council voted to start a backyard composting program by selling bins it got through a grant from the state Department of Health and Environmental Control to residents for $35.
By James Folker | Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

Agency hiring plan goes beyond officers this year

The department has hired four officers since 2014 but will hire only one officer in 2016. The money set aside for the second officer will instead be spent to hire a new records clerk and a ...
By Travis Highfield | Friday, Jan. 8, 2016

City council adds $3 million to debt service bond

Ci­ty council members voted Monday to extend a temporary debt service bond that funded the construction of a parking garage for the Medac building, adding $3 million as a line of credit for ...
By James Folker | Monday, Jan. 4, 2016
 
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