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Athens-Clarke County consolidation records

Athens-Clarke County consolidation records

Descriptive Summary

Title: Athens-Clarke County consolidation records
Creator: Athens-Clarke County Unification Commission
Inclusive Dates: 1981
Language(s): English
Extent: 2.1 Linear Feet 5 document boxes, 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms2106
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

"In 1981, the General Assembly established a third charter commission based on the 1966 constitutional amendment. The charter commission held five public meetings to obtain citizen input for the charter and enlisted the help of a governmental consulting firm to aid in the charter writing process. The charter was very detailed and included a budget for the proposed consolidated government... A referendum was held on February 16, 1982. Although support in the city and county had increased since the 1972 vote, the consolidation referendum failed again. While 55% of the city votes were for consolidation, only 45% of the county voters supported it." -- "Unification history." ACC Online. (Retrieved April 24, 2009)

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the proposed charter, summary, draft, FY 1981 budget, census information, committee reports, various maps, minutes of Charter Commission, and City of Athens detailed transactions.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Athens-Clarke County consolidation records, ms2106, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Articles of incorporation.
Athens (Ga.) -- Records and correspondence.
Athens-Clarke County Unification Commission -- Records and correspondence
Census records.
Charters -- Georgia.
Clarke County (Ga.)
County government records.
Minutes (administrative records)
Municipal government records.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Charter Commission Meetings and Activities

11Act creating the Charter Commission, Georgia Secretary of State , 1981 March
12Charter Commission- founding, work plan, roll call, schedule
13Charter Commission- Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1981 April
14Charter Commission- Meeting Agendas and Minutes, Summary of Activities, Public Hearing Agenda and Minutes, 1981 June
15Charter Commission- Meeting Agendas, Minutes, Public Hearing Agendas and Minutes, 1981 July
16Charter Commission- Meeting Minutes, 1981 August
17Proposed Charter of the Consolidated Government of Athens-Clarke County, 1968
18Proposed Charter of the Consolidated Government of Athens-Clarke County, 1981 August
19Summary of Charter for Consolidation of Athens and Clarke County
110Proposed Charter of the Consolidated Government of Athens-Clarke County (long version with article 1-8 and appendices A-C)
111Athens City Charter, Review Draft
112Preliminary Draft (unknown document), 1981 August
21Public Information Committee, 1981 April
22Transition Committee, 1981 June
23Government Organization and Structure Committee, incl. Public Services Subcommittee, 1981 June
24Budget and Taxation Committee, 1981
25Charter Decision Agendas
26Proposed organizational chart for consolidation and current organizational charts for Athens and Clarke County Governments
27Consolidation plan: organizational structure for City of Athens and Clarke County governments

2. Background Research

31Public Research and Management Inc. - proposal from contractor to Charter Commission, 1981
32Forms of Consolidated Government (report)
33Consolidation research- Jacksonville, FL and Nashville, TN.
34Effects of consolidation on territories served by electric utilities (memo), 1981
35Maps of Athens and Clarke County
36Athens, Clarke County Census and demographic materials, 1980
37Employee Salary Schedules, 1980
38City of Athens- Charter and Related State Laws, Division I (report)
39Report: Changing Classic Community: Athens-Clarke County Community Social Analysis #3 , 1979
310Press Releases, Public Questionnaires, Articles
311Memo to Nancy Denson re: Economics of Consolidation, 1981 January
312Memo from Camp Concrete Industries W. Camp to Randolph Holder, 1981 May
313Attorney James Burgess memo
314Fragments- Federal Register, Jan. 1981; apportionment report

3. Budget materials

41Clarke County Budget Fiscal Year 1981 (large report)
42Outline of Proposed Budget
43General Budget materials- Clarke County, City Athens , 1981-1982

4. Miscellaneous

51City of Athens, List of detailed transactions for each department
52District and Census Tract- Composition- Six Districts (originals)
53Census Tract Block Assignments- Six Districts (originals)

5. Oversized Maps

1C18 maps