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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Council modifies parking for Hammond's Ferry

The amendments require additional parking for homes with more than two bedrooms, and require garages be placed in the rear of homes built on front-loaded lots.
By Mike Rosier | Monday, July 6, 2015

SC high court backs Project Jackson

The South Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the validity of a North Augusta ordinance being used to finance a new stadium development for the Augusta GreenJackets
By Meg Mirshak | Wednesday, June 17, 2015

North Augusta, business settle zoning dispute

Attorneys representing North Augusta reached a settlement with Wyndham Enterprises in a longtime zoning dispute over potential fireworks sales Tuesday, but refused to give details or say how much ...
By Mike Rosier | Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Panel OKs Hammond's Ferry modification

Members of the North Au­gus­ta Planning Commission extended a 5-1 vote of confidence in the future success of riverfront development at Ham­mond's Ferry.
By Mike Rosier | Thursday, May 21, 2015

Brooks unseats councilwoman; Adams, McDowell re-elected in North Augusta

Former city employee Bob Brooks will replace longtime City Councilwoman Carolyn Baggott in May, according to North Augusta election results.
By Nikasha Dicks | Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

New renderings of proposed stadium released

Augusta GreenJackets fans could catch a long home run ball from the Savannah River if North Augusta's plans for a riverfront stadium survive litigation pending in South Carolina Supreme Court.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

North Augusta picks Project Jackson contractor

With litigation still pending, North Augusta City Council selected Brasfield and Gorrie LLC as general contractor for the city's $144 million Project Jackson.
By Nikasha Dicks | Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

North Augusta city council passes 2015 budget on first reading

North Augusta residents can breath a little easier for now, knowing they might not be paying more in taxes next year.
By Travis Highfield | Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

North Augusta city council to discuss budget Monday

The current proposed budget includes no tax increase; however, two possible tax increase options were presented during study sessions in September.
By Nikasha Dicks | Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Homeowner appeals Project Jackson ruling

The North Augusta homeowner challenging the Project Jackson development has appealed a judge's ruling, according to Aiken County online court records.
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Project Jackson judge asked to reconsider

A South Carolina judge has been asked to reconsider his ruling in favor of North Augusta's Project Jackson development, which includes a new baseball stadium for the Augusta GreenJackets.
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Project Jackson order filed

North Augusta did not have to prove new findings of blight in the area where it plans to build a new GreenJackets stadium, according to the judge who ruled in favor of the city in a lawsuit ...
By Meg Mirshak | Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Judge rules in favor of Project Jackson

North Augusta's Project Jackson is moving forward. Judge Ernest Kinard ruled in favor of the city in a lawsuit that includes a new stadium for the Augusta GreenJackets.
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

No ruling on Project Jackson trial

A South Carolina judge won't rule this week on the fate of North Augusta's Project Jackson after the plaintiff failed to submit a written proposed order by Thursday.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, July 24, 2014

Schools prepare for influx of students

Langford Middle School and Sue Reynolds Elementary are some of the most densely populated schools in Richmond County, and both could be affected by the relocation of Cyber Command to Fort Gordon.
By Sean Gruber | Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Baseball stadium architect chosen

The North Augusta City Council passed a resolution Monday night selecting Odell Associates “to provide design services for the development of a multipurpose stadium to include minor league baseball.”
By Nikasha Dicks | Monday, Feb. 17, 2014

Homeowners file suit over Project Jackson

North Augusta resident Stephen Donohue and the River Club Homeowners Association filed a civil suit Monday against the city, mayor and City Council in Aiken County.
By Nikasha Dicks | Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

Project Jackson clears final hurdle

The North Augusta City Counsel voted 6-1 Monday for third reading approval on the ordinance that will allow the city to create a Tax Increment Financing district to fund the $144 million public ...
By Travis Highfield | Monday, Nov. 18, 2013

Much work remains before Project Jackson deadline

Project Jackson leaders say there are many steps ahead, casting doubt on the goal of opening a new GreenJackets park for the first day of the 2015 baseball season.
By Meg Mirshak | Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013

Project Jackson vote expected in 'next few weeks'

Nearly two months after North Augusta officials presented a new financial model for Project Jackson to the Aiken County school board, Mayor Lark Jones said voting is expected "within the next few ...
By David Lee | Sunday, July 14, 2013
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$80,000 severance for director who quit

Columbia County commissioners voted unanimously to approve more than $80,000 in severance pay to former Community and Leisure Services Director Barry Smith.
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