Past, present and future

Jim Squires, center, new president of the Sandy Springs Rotary Club, was joined by past and present Rotary leaders during an induction dinner at Dunwoody Country Club on June 15. From left, Blake McBurney, Cheryl Greenway, Ralph Thurmond, Squires, J. Barry Smith, Alicia Michael and Bob Hagan.

Andy Bauman

Bauman makes candidacy official

Andy Bauman has announced he will run to represent District 6 on the Sandy Springs City Council.

District 6 currently is represented by City Councilwoman Karen Meinzen McEnerny, who has decided not to seek re-election. District 6 is in the southwest corner of the city, south of I-285. McEnerny has been the district’s representative since the city incorporated in 2005.

The election will be Nov. 5.

Bauman is co-founder of the Sandy Springs Farmers Market.

“Whether advocating to increase and improve city green space and parks, or for street, sidewalk and infrastructure improvements in our neighborhoods, or initiating more civic events similar to the Farmers Market, I will do the hard work necessary to make things happen,”

Mayor is named to Holocaust group

Mayor Eva Galambos has been appointed to the 15-member Georgia Commission on the Holocaust by David Ralston, speaker of the state House of Representatives.

The commission was established in 1986 by then-Gov. Joe Frank Harris, and became a permanent state agency in 1998. It was created to educate Georgia residents about the consequences of hate, prejudice and discrimination through the lessons of the Holocaust. Members of the commission are appointed by the governor, lieutenant governor and speaker of the House.

Bauman said in his campaign announcement. “Proven leadership makes the difference.”

City approves budget

Sandy Springs City Council on June 18 approved the city’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget, which begins July 1. The city made no changes to the proposed budget.

The $87.85 million general fund budget includes $10.7 million for public works projects, $3.2 million for parks and recreation, and $33.8 million for public safety services, mainly the Sandy Springs police and fire departments.

The city’s single biggest expenditure this year is $23.8 million budgeted as “other,” the bulk of which will go to pay for the city’s downtown revitalization project.

Poll workers sought for city elections

City officials are taking applications from people who want jobs as poll workers during the Nov. 5 elections. Applicants must be at least 16 years old on Election Day and be U.S. citizens, according to the city’s website. Applications must be completed by Aug. 1, and poll workers must complete a three-hour training course, the website says. To apply, go to www.sandyspringsga.gov/pollworker.