Roswell City Council to Discuss Potential Bond
The council will meet Monday, Aug. 6, at 5 p.m. in room 220 of Roswell City Hall.
Despite it being an off week for Roswell City Council, the elected body will meet Monday, Aug. 6, for a special called work session regarding a possible bond referendum to be placed on the ballot this November.
The referendum would presumably ask local residents whether or not they would approve two $12 million bonds - or $24 million in total - to be used toward capital fund projects.
In a letter addressed to Roswell Mayor Jere Wood and Roswell City Council members, the city's Director of Finance Keith Lee said the focus of the meeting would be to go over Roswell's project list priorities, which were presented to residents in an open house earlier this year. The city will be paying off its current bonds in 2014 and 2015. Funding large projects to encourage and improve economic development within Roswell, was among the reasons some council members backed a capital improvements bond during an open forum held at Country Club of Roswell in January.
In a February survey, Roswell Patch asked residents whether they were in favor of a bond and what they would like to see money go toward. The response was mixed. Those who were in favor mostly supported the following projects:
- Holcomb Bridge Road at 400 Improvements
- Sun Valley-Old Ellis Connector
- Holcomb Bridge Road Multi-Use Trail
- Eves Road Multi-Use Path
- Riverwalk Phase V
Performing Arts enhancements were listed among the least supported of the proposed projects.
The council will meet Monday, Aug. 6, at 5 p.m. in room 220 of Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill Street, to discuss the referendum.