Months of discussion among city leaders and local residents have led to Monday's vote by Roswell City Council, which will decide where to construct the new water plant's raw water storage tank.
All three of the final options - numbered one, two and four - will be visible from Waller Park.
- Option 1 - It's further way from the public park area and avoids the need to relocate the parks maintenance buildings. But it does have an impact on the city's current Water Resources Division facilities on Dobbs Drive. This option will cost between $846,500-$970,500.
- Option 2 - Located within Waller Park, adjacent to a softball field. Existing site elevation allows the tank to be 10 feet lower than the field. The city would have to relocate the parks maintenance buildings to Hembree Park. This option will cost between $532,000-$620,000.
- Option 4 - Similar to option 2, but shifted slightly away from the softball field toward the lower parking area, so as not to impact the parks maintenance buildings. However, it does impact some parking spaces and part of the soccer field. This option will cost between $296,000-$419,000.
Waller Park was chosen as the most viable location for the tank due to its proximity and elevated position over the water plant. The council approved taking out a $16 million loan from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority last October to pay for the new plant, which will replace the existing 80-year-old facility that city leaders say is failing.
The Roswell City Council meeting is Monday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in council chambers at Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill Street.