Athens-Clarke County consolidation records

Athens-Clarke County consolidation records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
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 C)
Abstract: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.
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)


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Athens-Clarke County consolidation records, MS 2106. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Series 1: Charter Commission Meetings and Activities

11Act creating the Charter Commission, Georgia Secretary of State, March 1981
2Charter Commission- founding, work plan, roll call, schedule
3Charter Commission- Meeting Agendas and Minutes, April 1981
4Charter Commission- Meeting Agendas and Minutes, Summary of Activities, Public Hearing Agenda and Minutes, June 1981
5Charter Commission- Meeting Agendas, Minutes, Public Hearing Agendas and Minutes, July 1981
6Charter Commission- Meeting Minutes, August 1981
7Proposed Charter of the Consolidated Government of Athens-Clarke County, 1968
8Proposed Charter of the Consolidated Government of Athens-Clarke County, August 1981
9Summary of Charter for Consolidation of Athens and Clarke County, undated
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), August 1981
21Public Information Committee, April-May 1981
2Transition Committee, June-July 1981
3Government Organization and Structure Committee, incl. Public Services Subcommittee, June 1981, undated
4Budget and Taxation Committee, 1981
5Charter Decision Agendas
6Proposed organizational chart for consolidation and current organizational charts for Athens and Clarke County Governments, undated
7Consolidation plan: organizational structure for City of Athens and Clarke County governments, undated

Series 2: Background Research

31Public Research and Management Inc. - proposal from contractor to Charter Commission, 1981
2Forms of Consolidated Government (report), undated
3Consolidation research- Jacksonville, FL and Nashville, TN., undated
4Effects of consolidation on territories served by electric utilities (memo), 1981
5Maps of Athens and Clarke County, undated
6Athens, Clarke County Census and demographic materials, 1980
7Employee Salary Schedules, 1980
8City of Athens- Charter and Related State Laws, Division I (report), undated
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, january 1981
12Memo from Camp Concrete Industries W. Camp to Randolph Holder, May 1981
13Attorney James Burgess memo
14Fragments- Federal Register, Jan. 1981; apportionment report

Series 3: Budget materials

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

Series 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)

Series 5: Oversized Maps

OS Folder
1C18 maps