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Roswell Celebrates Public Works, Holds Touch-a-Truck Event

The city will hold a special Touch-a-Truck event to celebrate National Public Works Week, which takes place next week.

To kick off National Public Works Week, May 20 – 26, the city of , and departments will host a Touch-A-Truck event at this Saturday.

The Touch-A-Truck event provides the opportunity for citizens of all ages to see firsthand the equipment used to provide necessary services to their families. Bring the kids and explore the mysterious workings of the street sweeper, or watch up close just how the sanitation truck works. There will be something for everyone to learn at this event, Saturday May 19.

But the fun doesn't end there.

The second annual National Public Works Week Truck Rodeo will be held Tuesday, May 22 at 7 a.m. at Roswell City Hall. Drivers will compete by driving backward around the circular drive, maneuvering through an obstacle course and emptying trash cans into dumpsters all while being timed.

In addition, the Public Works Department is hosting a Forklift Rodeo/Challenge on Thursday, May 24 at 8 a.m. at 1810 Hembree Road and a Trackhoe Rodeo/Challenge which will be held on Friday, May 25 beginning at 10 a.m. at Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Drive. Two teams, one from Transportation and one from Public Works/Environmental, will test their skills in handling materials. They will be judged on time and accuracy. 

National Public Works Week honors the men and women who work in the Community Development, Transportation, and Public Works/Environmental Departments, and the men and women in the Building Operations Division.  This year’s theme is: Public Works – Creating a Lasting Impression.

The event will be held Saturday, May 19 from 9:30 a.m. – noon. For more information, please call 770-594-6420.

lee Turner May 18, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Yawn......And while the city is working on the budget, why not privatize garbage service? Since I escaped from Roswell and moved to Cobb County, my garbage bill is $12 a month and I have my pick of several private companies, and they even pick up the occasional piece of furniture without making the customer alert them ahead of time. The city could save a ton of money by eliminating this from the budget - why don't they? Of course, this might mean the end of these terribly exciting events described in the above article. I'm gonna get to city hall EARLY Saturday morning and BEAT THE CROWDS!! Yawn.................
Lee Fleck May 18, 2012 at 11:41 AM
And for FY 2013 the Roswell Solid Waste Fund shows $6.7 million in reserves from overcharging customers. So not only have they been overcharging water customers they have been doing the same to it trash customers. No wonder they can spend our money on "Dog & Pony" shows! And in November they will ask for another $24 million in a bond referendum, Go figure.

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