The City of Porterdale has a historic past tied to its mill, plants and mill homes.
The Porterdale City Council outlined its 2014 plans Saturday as the mayor and her council members met for the city's annual retreat.
Porterdale will add two new vehicles to its fleet and possibly a few businesses to its streets.
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Porterdale may take advantage of several small city-owned lots to install "pocket parks" that will feature a couple pieces of playground equipment for young children.
Caretakers for a property owned by a deceased Oxford man missed a Covington hearing last month for failing to secure a vacant property.
Porterdale cited an Oxford landlord for 10 code violations possibly totaling thousands of dollars in fines for a Spruce Street house where, among other things, the toilet and bathtubs would not drain and the doors would not latch.
Porterdale has received or is set to receive several grants totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars and is applying for more than $1 million more - the reward for complying with state requirements for development planning.
Porterdale's city storm water system has deteriorated in many parts of the city to the point that the old clay pipes are nearly or totally nonexistent, city officials said Tuesday.
Porterdale city officials decided Tuesday to eliminate the four-hour weekly furlough on all its employees, meaning the city will have 24-hour police coverage for the first time since last summer.
A former Georgia attorney general visited Porterdale Monday night to swear in a former colleague as mayor of the small city.
Several volunteers gathered Friday morning at a small house on Washington Street just inside the Porterdale line. The paint on the house had been sanded previously.
The Porterdale Police Department this month was awarded a $10,000 technology grant, money police officials said would be used to replace old computers and servers.
In 1981, Bobby Hamby and his wife Deborah moved into 35 N. Broad St., a house that had served as home to senior management at the textile mill owned by the Bibb Manufacturing Co.
Porterdale called a meeting for Thursday to adopt a stand-in budget for 2012 after a short public hearing last week.
Porterdale City Council agreed Monday night to pass a placeholder budget this month to meet state deadlines with the explicit intention of revisiting the entire spending plan when the new mayor and council are seated next month.
The initial proposed 2012 budget for Porterdale anticipated a nearly 17 percent drop in revenue compared with the budget passed last year.
"Anything worth doing is worth doing well." Everyone has had a parent or relative tell them that, often repeatedly.
Porterdale may have to refinance a one-year tax anticipation loan next year as falling property vaues have withered the city's budget and totally depleted its reserves.