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.
Porterdale City Council again did not have enough members at its regular meeting Monday to conduct business, canceling the fourth out of the last five meetings and putting off major budget decisions with the end of the fiscal year looming.
Officials from the Georgia Secretary of State's office met with Porterdale officials Thursday to discuss an elections complaint filed by the outgoing mayor about improper ballot handling.
Porterdale city officials have drawn up an ordinance that would require owners of vacant lots to maintain them as if those lots were developed, a response to the overgrown condition of several lots in arrested development because of the housing crash.
Porterdale officials last week backed an application for a grant of up to $100,000 to build a trailhead and river access at the Yellow River, part of an ongoing city and county effort to develop a natural recreation center there.
Porterdale is hosting a series of community holiday events this year, starting the day after Thanksgiving and going deep into December.
Porterdale city officials swore in one of its newly elected city councilors Thursday, filling a vacant seat and making it easier for the council to muster enough members to conduct business.