Jose Igle­sias ap­pointed to Cedartown Plan­ning Com­mis­sion at Septem­ber meet­ing

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Cedartown res­i­dent and busi­ness­man Jose Igle­sias was unan­i­mously ap­proved dur­ing the Septem­ber city com­mis­sion meet­ing to serve on the Cedartown Plan­ning Com­mis­sion.

The ap­point­ment was made of­fi­cial by Cedartown com­mis­sion­ers dur­ing their reg­u­lar monthly meet­ing on Mon­day, Sept. 14, re­plac­ing for­mer mem­ber Charles El­lis.

Igle­sias, owner of Main Street busi­ness Taxes de Amer­ica, will start on the board im­me­di­ately.

One of the main func- tions of the plan­ning board is the con­sid­er­a­tion of ap­pli­ca­tions for re­zon­ing a par­tic­u­lar dis­trict within the cor­po­rate lim­its of the city. The com­mis­sion also has the power to make rec­om­men­da­tions to the city com­mis­sion con­cern­ing re­zon­ing re­quests and or­di­nance amend­ments.

Igle­sias be­came in­volved with the City of Cedartown as a stu­dent in the 2014 Cedartown Biz Builders pro­gram.

The pro­gram, geared to­ward lo­cal en­trepreneurs, fea­tured a com­pe­ti­tion among stu­dents based off of the tele­vi­sion show, “Shark Tank.”

Igle­sias pre­sented his idea for busi­ness ex­pan­sion be­fore a panel of judges and was de­clared the win­ner of the Cedartown Biz Builder Shark Tank com­pe­ti­tion.

Cedartown City Man­ager Bill Fann touted Igle­sias as a “per­fect choice” to serve on the plan­ning com­mis­sion.

“He is an ac­tive busi­ness owner, he’s asked all the right ques­tions and he’s in­volved in our com­mu­nity,” Fann said. “We are very happy to have him to fill this role in our City.”

Aimee Mad­den/City of Cedartown

Cedartown City Com­mi­si­son Chair Dale Tuck and Plan­ning Com­mis­sion mem­ber Jose Igle­sias. Igle­sias, who owns Taxes de Amer­ica, won the 2014 Biz Builder’s Shark Tank com­pe­ti­tion. He takes over on the plan­ning board for Charles El­lis.

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