Athens-Clarke County consolidation records

Athens-Clarke County consolidation records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Athens-Clarke County Unification Commission.
Title: Athens-Clarke County consolidation records
Dates: 1981
Quantity: 2.1 Linear feet 5 document boxes, 1 oversized folder
Coll. Number: ms2106

Biographical/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 Note

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.

Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Charter Commission Meetings and Activities

11Act creating the Charter Commission, Georgia Secretary of State, 1981 March
2Charter Commission- founding, work plan, roll call, schedule
3Charter Commission- Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1981 April
4Charter Commission- Meeting Agendas and Minutes, Summary of Activities, Public Hearing Agenda and Minutes, 1981 June
5Charter Commission- Meeting Agendas, Minutes, Public Hearing Agendas and Minutes, 1981 July
6Charter Commission- Meeting Minutes, 1981 August
7Proposed Charter of the Consolidated Government of Athens-Clarke County, 1968
8Proposed Charter of the Consolidated Government of Athens-Clarke County, 1981 August
9Summary of Charter for Consolidation of Athens and Clarke County
10Proposed Charter of the Consolidated Government of Athens-Clarke County (long version with article 1-8 and appendices A-C)
11Athens City Charter, Review Draft
12Preliminary Draft (unknown document), 1981 August
21Public Information Committee, 1981 April
2Transition Committee, 1981 June
3Government Organization and Structure Committee, incl. Public Services Subcommittee, 1981 June
4Budget and Taxation Committee, 1981
5Charter Decision Agendas
6Proposed organizational chart for consolidation and current organizational charts for Athens and Clarke County Governments
7Consolidation 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
2Forms of Consolidated Government (report)
3Consolidation research- Jacksonville, FL and Nashville, TN.
4Effects of consolidation on territories served by electric utilities (memo), 1981
5Maps of Athens and Clarke County
6Athens, Clarke County Census and demographic materials, 1980
7Employee Salary Schedules, 1980
8City of Athens- Charter and Related State Laws, Division I (report)
9Report: Changing Classic Community: Athens-Clarke County Community Social Analysis #3, 1979
10Press Releases, Public Questionnaires, Articles
11Memo to Nancy Denson re: Economics of Consolidation, 1981 January
12Memo from Camp Concrete Industries W. Camp to Randolph Holder, 1981 May
13Attorney James Burgess memo
14Fragments- Federal Register, Jan. 1981; apportionment report

3. Budget materials

41Clarke County Budget Fiscal Year 1981 (large report)
2Outline of Proposed Budget
3General Budget materials- Clarke County, City Athens, 1981-1982

4. Miscellaneous

51City of Athens, List of detailed transactions for each department
2District and Census Tract- Composition- Six Districts (originals)
3Census Tract Block Assignments- Six Districts (originals)

5. Oversized Maps

OS Folder
1C18 maps