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Oakwood council member’s foreclosure did not disqualify him from post

POSTED: February 8, 2014 12:09 a.m.

Oakwood City Council member Ron McFarland underwent foreclosure on his private residence in August, but remains within the municipal limits and legally qualified to continue serving on the council.

McFarland’s former home at 4216 Bob White Lane, in Oakwood, was advertised for sale by public outcry to the highest bidder for a security deed in the original amount of $130,000.

Questions have risen over McFarland’s continuing to serve on the City Council, since he now has a Flowery Branch mailing address. But City Clerk Tangee Pucket confirmed McFarland’s residence is still in the city limits.

The 20-plus year council member has spent more than 32 years as a resident of Oakwood and is retired from the U.S. Postal Service, according to his biography on the Oakwood website.

McFarland did not respond to requests for comment.


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