Marietta City Council reappointed Ray Buday, Mark Gibbs, Ron Francis, Terry Lee and John Schupp to the Marietta Redevelopment Corporation (MRC) board for two-year terms expiring April 10, 2012.
The purposes of the MRC are to strengthen the economic and residential base of the city of Marietta by revitalizing neighborhoods, commercial areas and other distressed properties. The MRC’s primary roles are to advise the City Council on redevelopment matters, to facilitate efforts by the private sector to invest in the community, to make strategic real estate investments in blighted areas, and to assemble properties for redevelopment where needed.
In other news, Council appointed Terry Lee to the Board of Lights and Water board of directors to fill an expired term.
The mission of the BLW is to provide high quality, reliable and competitive utility services to customers and a fair return to the citizens of Marietta.
In other business, Council reappointed Kenneth Carter to the Planning Commission (Ward 5) for a three-year term expiring on March 12, 2013.
The Planning Commission reviews and recommends for adoption to the appropriate governing authority or authorities a comprehensive plan and amendments for the development of its political jurisdiction, reviews and recommends for adoption to the appropriate governing authority or authorities a zoning ordinance or resolution and map for its political jurisdiction and reviews and recommends for adoption to the appropriate governing authority or authorities regulations for the subdivision of land within its political jurisdiction, and to administer the regulations that may be adopted.
In addition, they reappointed Rev. James O. Speed to the Ethics Committee for a two-year term expiring April 9, 2012, and reappointed Jerry Gentry to the Ethics Committee for a two-year term expiring May 8, 2012, as recommended by the Ethics Committee.
The Ethics Committee helps ensure the city’s elected officials maintain an effective code of ethical behavior, a goal City Council established as part of Marietta’s vision statement.
Positive citizen involvement in decision-making, through boards, community organizations, and community meetings is a goal City Council established as part of Marietta’s vision statement.
For more information, call Marietta’s City Clerk’s Office at 770-794-5526.