Friday, January 4, 2013
Unless you want to help them move, you probably won't want to be at the old offices on Friday.
Friday, January 4
Next week Alpharetta will relocate its Community Development Department offices to a new location at 217 Roswell Street, a short distance from its current site. The move will occur on Friday, Jan. 11, and customers will begin receiving services at the new location on Monday, Jan. 14. “Due to the large volume of customers that we receive each day, we wanted to make most of the move occur over a weekend to avoid inconveniencing the public,” said Richard McLeod, Alpharetta’s director of Community Development, in a news release. “Unfortunately, customers should anticipate limited services being available on Friday, Jan. 11.” Alpharetta’s Community Development Department provides a wide array of public services including enforcement of zoning …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Amana Academy's expansion plans in the shopping center that also houses the Alpharetta department is forcing the move.
Amana Academy plans to spend $10 million to buy the shopping center that houses not only its existing charter school location, but also the Alpharetta Community Development Department and several other businesses. so the city department has to find another office space even though it will move into the new City Hall in the downtown City Center in about 18 months. The Community Development Department isn't moving far. Office space has been found in an office build just behind the Satay House restaurant in that same shopping center. The new space is at 217 Roswell Street, and the department will be moved in this January 2013. Community Development director Richard McCleod said it's unfortunate that they will have to move twice in 18 months…
Monday, July 16, 2012
Diana Wheeler said she left a well-established city behind after her 18 years of work.
Diana Wheeler said in an email interview today that she left the Alpharetta Community Development Department because with the city so well established, "so, after 18 years, it was time for me to move on to new opportunities and challenges." She has no immediate plans except to help her son, John, get his first book published. He is working on getting a literary agent and could use her help with administrative support. Wheeler tendered her resignation July 13. Alpharetta City Council is scheduled to accept that resignation at a meeting at 7:30 p.m. today, July 16, at Alpharetta City Hall. Wheeler was hired when the city anticipated growth coming with the development of North Point Mall. In 1992, the year before she came to Alpharetta, the …
Friday, July 13, 2012
The 18-year veteran of the city department quit her post effective today, July 13.
UPDATED 6:40 p.m., with a third City Council member's comments, plus contacts for the public in Community Development. Alpharetta's Community Development Director has resigned as of today, July 13. Diana Wheeler, who had been the department's director for the past 18 years, turned in her resignation effective July 13, confirmed Assistant City Administrator James Drinkard. He said the city does not discuss personnel matters. Drinkard said the Mayor and City Administrator Bob Regus will have to sit down with City Council and plot out the department's future. In the meantime, the three prime contacts in Community Development are: Some City Council members offered their thoughts on Wheeler's tenure. "I think over her tenure we went form a city…