Friday, April 20, 2012
The First Alive After 5 of the Season brought out Roswell residents to enjoy the nice weather, restaurants, shops and lots of activities.
Historic Roswell was filled with people Thursday night, April 19, as people came out for the first Alive After 5 event of the year. There was live music, outdoor vendors, dogs for adoption and snowcones. Here is a look at some of the festivities.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Roswell residents can watch mayor and council meetings on RCTV beginning April 24.
Beginning April 24, Roswell residents will be able to view mayor and City Council meetings on Roswell City TV (RCTV). It broadcasts on channel 22 on Comcast and channel 23 on Charter. RCTV is also available on AT&T U-verse on channel 99. Meetings will begin airing the Tuesday following a meeting to allow staff time to upload the meeting footage. Air times are: The meetings will also be viewable on the city’s official website at www.roswellgov.com/citymeetings beginning the Wednesday following each meeting.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Roswell City Council voted 4-1 Monday night to keep the current millage rate at 5.455 mills. Councilwoman Betty Price voted against the measure.
The Roswell City Council voted 4-1 to approve the city's 2012 budget of $99,204,219 Monday night, but added an amendment to keep the current millage rate of 5.455 as is. The $500,000 in unexpected revenue will go toward road resurfacing. Roswell Mayor Jere Wood had proposed to lower the millage rate to 5.345. It was a measure championed by Councilwoman Betty Price, who voted against the motion to keep the current millage rate. "I love a tax break as much as anybody," Councilwoman Nancy Diamond said. "Last year, I got a $600 reduction just in my home and I have to wonder how that will affect all of us across the board. If I'm getting that, it's got to be pretty dramatic all across our city." Diamond voted to keep the millage rate as is …
The groceries purchased during the Mayor's Grocery Showdown showed the local impact of tourism and benefited North Fulton Community Charities.
Even though Roswell Mayor Jere Wood technically beat out Alpharetta Mayor Arthur Letchas during the first annual Mayor's Grocery Showdown, the real winner was North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC), which received more than $1,000 in donated groceries as a result of the event. "The real winner is North Fulton Community Charities," said Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau President Janet Rodgers, at the end of the event. To show the impact of tourism on the local economy, the Roswell and Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureaus challenged the mayors to purchase exactly $498 worth of groceries in order to emphasize the figure the tourism industry saves each Georgia household. According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s…
Monday, December 13, 2010
Roswell Patch editor, Christine Foster, finds out some of what Mayor Jere Wood considers the city's best qualities and the direction it's headed in by going straight to the source.
As a lifelong resident and mayor of Roswell since 1997, Jere Wood, knows a thing or two about the city. An avid cyclist, Wood can tell you about the best places to ride a bicycle. Or perhaps he might share stories of a boyhood spent roaming forests and fields when the city's population was only 2,000. How times have changed. Today, Roswell is approximately 41 square miles, it's home to around 85,000 residents and oversees more than 900 acres of parkland. Under Wood's mayorship, the city has consistently been named one of the top places to live, raise a family and retire by a plethora of different organizations. Within these past 13 years, the city's police and recreation departments have received accreditation, Roswell has been awarded …