Qualifying for the office of mayor and two city council seats in Hoschton will take place on Monday, Aug. 26, Tuesday, Aug. 27 and Wednesday, Aug. from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The offices that are up are Post 1 council seat held by Sandie Romer, Post 2 council seat held by Jim Higginbottom and the office of Mayor held by Theresa Kenerly. The cost is $11. The motion to accept the dates and times was made and approved at Monday’s Hoschton City Council meeting.
Also on July 1, the council approved the following voting items:
•two resolutions related to the Hoschton Fall Festival, which will be moved back to City Square this year from Towne Center. One resolution deals with the consumption of alcoholic beverages. Two vendors will sell beer and wine: Wing Slingers and One Blue Duck. This year, wristbands will be sold to people 21 and up who are imbibing in alcohol. The other approved resolution concerns the use of public roads during the festival. According to the resolution, the portion of Hwy. 53 from the West Jackson Primary School to Towner Center Parkway will be closed from 10-11 a.m. on Sept. 28 for a parade; White Street between West Broad Street and Bell Avenue will be blocked for no thru traffic from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 21-Oct. 5; Bell Avenue between Hwy. 53 and White Street will be closed form 12 p.m. on Sept. 27 to 5 p.m. on Sept. 29; and City Square will be closed from 12 p.m. on Sept. 27 to 5 p.m. on Sept. 28.
•a proposed wholesale water rate with Jackson County Water and Sewerage Authority of $2.70 per thousand gallons, provided a minimum of 1,000,000 gallons per month is used. The term of the agreement is three years. According to a letter written to Mayor Kenerly dated June 4 by JCWSA manager Eric Klerk, the decision must be formally approved by the JCWSA Board.