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'Say Yes to Investing in Roswell Through the Bond'

Roswell Mayor Jere Wood explains why he believes the upcoming bond referendum is vital to the city.

After casting your ballot for President on Nov. 6, please vote to approve Roswell’s request to borrow $14.7 million.

This loan will fund $6 million to reduce traffic congestion by improving the intersection of SR 400 and Holcomb Bridge Road, $2.7 million to build multi-purpose sidewalks on Holcomb Bridge Road and Eves Road so our children can walk to school and to the river, $2 million for turf fields for our children to play football, soccer and lacrosse, $2.5 million for a therapeutic pool for our seniors, and $1.5 million to replace the old fire station on Holcomb Bridge Road.

This is the second time in the 15 years I have served as Mayor that I have asked the citizens of Roswell for approval to borrow money to invest in their hometown. The first was in 2000, when the voters approved a $32 million bond. Of that, $30 million funded the purchase of 400 acres of parkland and $2 million was used to build a new Fire Station on Holcomb Bridge Road. That debt will be paid off in 2014 which allows the city to borrow $14.7 million without raising taxes.

Roswell is your city. The money borrowed will be invested to make your hometown a better place to live. This investment will reduce traffic congestion, give our children more places to play, provide care and comfort to our seniors, and improve public safety and emergency response.

Vote yes on Nov. 6 to investing in Roswell.

Jere Wood

Roswell Mayor

Lee Fleck October 28, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Mr. Lilley, Please allow me to add another concern. There is only one item on the project list that is actually spelled out in the language of the bond question and that is for a replacement fire station (#4) located on H. Bridge adjacent to the Martin's Landing subdivision. The total construction cost for a new fire station that will meet the needs of our VOLUNTEER fire depart is $3.6 million. Roswell Chief Spencer has been requesting a new facility for two years and the city has had $2.3 million set aside in their capital & impounds accounts for this new facility for two years also. The city currently has $7.5 million in the O & M fund readily available at this very moment. So why have they been waiting on this critical public safety need? Hum.......................Could it be the City government is attempting to hold the residents of East Roswell hostage to this bond question?
Roswell Voter October 31, 2012 at 07:57 PM
Lower city taxes would be wonderful!!!
Trident November 01, 2012 at 05:19 AM
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Allen Goodwin November 05, 2012 at 11:56 PM
These are worthy and achievable community goals. Review the city's project list here: http://martinslanding.s6.comwebhosting.net/admin/documentmodule/DocDisplay.aspx?q=ACJJ2yAvHRZ%2fHv0bWVxX1kM%2bjyK4wauwAgKHkvd%2fV1PmSFI1IRh3zw%3d%3d
Lee Fleck November 06, 2012 at 01:46 AM
Just read the bond question and you will realize that not one item on this fact sheet above is spelled out nor the associated investment. This is a "One Category" bond question and Council can spend the money as they see fit per the City Lawyer. It is English.

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