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Fairgrounds exhibit hall named after longtime former employee
Finances, alcohol licences among items at city council meeting
Dave Horton
Members of the Cumming City Council voted to name the exhibit hall at the Cumming Fairgrounds after longtime former employee Dave Horton. The new name will be Horton Hall.

There was much to be discussed at a recent Cumming City Council meeting.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Cumming City Council and Mayor Troy Brumbalow discussed a number of matters, including looking at the city’s finances, handing out alcohol licenses and awarding bids for utilities. 


Members of the council voted 5-0 to rename the exhibit hall at the Cumming Fairgrounds the “Horton Hall,” in honor of recently retired Fairgrounds Administrator Dave Horton.

“As of Dave’s retirement, I thought it fitting that we name the exhibition hall Horton Hall,” Brumbalow said.

Horton retired in March after more than four decades with the city, including serving as fairgrounds administrator since 1998. 


At a work session two weeks ago, members of the council were given a copy of an independent audit for the city’s 2017 finances performed by Le Roy, Cole and Stephens, LLC for review. On Tuesday, the council accepted the report.

Charles Cole, with the firm, said on Tuesday all city departments were in good financial shape.

“No departments spent more money than they had revenue,” he said. 

The city had a net total of about $249 million in assets.

In December, the city council approved a total balanced budget for the city of $35.2 million.


Those looking for a drink in the city will have two new options.

During the meeting, alcohol licenses were approved for Movies 400 and Big D’s BBQ, which is planned to open on Atlanta Highway at the former site of The Station House restaurant.

The theater’s license was approved 4-1, with Councilman Lewis Ledbetter opposed. The restaurant’s application was approved unanimously. 


The Council approved the following bids for the city’s utilities department:

• Townley Construction was awarded a bid worth $86,273.360 for the relocation of an 8-inch water line on Karr Road.

• On Kemp Drive, Applewood Services Inc., was awarded the bid to install a low-pressure server line for $137,974.

• Jacky Jones Ford was awarded $42,760 for a RAM 5500 service truck to be used by the department, and West Georgia Mobile Hydraulics received $70,872 for a service body with a crane for the truck.