Friday, May 17, 2013
The city approved the restaurant's requests for a sidewalk cafe.
One of the newest Canton Street restaurants will start seating more patrons outside this summer since the Roswell City Council approved a sidewalk cafe applications for Mac McGee on Monday. Mac McGee will construct a chain barrier between the existing porch columns to enclose its new cafe space, which will include four to six tables. Salt Factory, which already has several tables along the sidewalk, asked to extend the outdoor seating area by filling in the tree well and relocating the light post. They would also want to execute a redesign of the sidewalk and ADA ramp along Canton and Webb streets. (See attached picture of how the new sidewalk would appear.) However, council deferred the request until the May 29 meeting so that staff could…
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Roswell City Council will meet at city hall at 7 p.m.
Included on tonight's Roswell City Council agenda are the following items (see attached PDF for the full agenda): Following the regular meeting, council members will hold a special work session to go over the Downtown Development Authority's master plan. The city council will meet in council chambers at Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill Street, at 7 p.m. Click here to see meeting details when they're posted.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Students were honored for their "outstanding achievements."
Centennial High School’s Model UN was recognized for their outstanding achievements by the Roswell City Council recently. In the last year alone, Centennial’s Model UN has garnered several local, regional and national awards, including: — National High School Model UN—Award of Distinction – First Place — Southern United States Model UN—Award of Distinction – First Place — Harvard Model UN—Best Small Delegation – First Place — University of Georgia Model UN—Best Delegation – First Place — Georgia Tech—Best Delegation – Honorable Mention Student representatives from Centennial’s Model UN explained that while winning awards is certainly a testament to the team’s passion, focus and synergy as a group, their true motivators are "building …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Developers wants Roswell City Council to approve a proposal for 27 homes on Etris Road, Monday, April 8.
After Roswell City Council turned down an Etris Road proposal by Edward Andrews Homes (EAH) for R-3A zoning classification - also known as "multi family residential" - last August, developers sued the city. But now they've offered to drop the lawsuit if council approves changing the existing R-1c zoning to R-1 and R-2 for a 27 lot single family development, with 29 conditions, on Monday, April 8. Last summer, neighbors told city council that the original proposal for 38 single family homes on the 16 acre property was not consistent with the surrounding area, which is marked by estates and large-platted neighborhoods. Council agreed and instead rezoned the property to an R-1 zoning classification, with the addition of 16 conditions for EAH …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Mayor Jere Wood was pleased with the ratings by two different agencies.
Monday, March 4
Roswell’s sound financial management practices have earned it the highest possible bond rating from two of the nation’s financial rating services, say the city. Both Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s have recently assigned Roswell the AAA bond rating, according to information provided by the city. In their findings, both agencies cited Roswell’s strong financial position and good management practices in awarding the AAA bond rating. In awarding the rating, the agencies also mentioned Roswell’s very strong residential community and sound commercial base, strong wealth and income levels, low unemployment, the its low overall debt, written financial policies and historical practices and a well-funded defined benefit pension for employees. "We …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The least intrusive location option was chosen for Roswell's new water plant raw water storage tank.
Roswell City Council finalized the site location for the city's new raw water tank to a space behind Waller Park recreation facility buildings and partially within the current Water Resources Division property on Dobbs Road - the least visible of all the options considered. The modified location, dubbed Option 1.5, was the most favored by the community, despite its more expensive price tag in comparision to Option 2. "The headlines for us likely look like we've spent more here, but the reality is, longterm, I don't think that there's any question that this is in the best interest of our parks, our neighborhoods and our value," said Councilwoman Nancy Diamond. Having narrowed down the options to just two by the time council met Monday …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
A new sidewalk will be built on Old Roswell Road and a wireless monopine will be constructed on Swaybranch Drive.
Roswell city leaders approved a contract with a company to build a sidewalk along Old Roswell Road during its meeting on Monday. The City Council approved awarding a bid and signing a construction contract with PE Structures and Associates, LLC for $105,481.01. The company was the lowest bidder for the project. The city received 15 bids ranging between $88,357.55 to $217,824.80 and four were either rejected or disqualified. The project will build a sidewalk to close a cap at a culvert on the west side of Old Roswell Road, about 500 feet north of Commerce Parkway. The Council also:
Friday, February 1, 2013
A city planning retreat was scheduled for Jan. 31-Feb. 2.
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The ordinance amendments will go back to a March work session for further review.
As Roswell looks to make minor changes to its discharge of firearms ordinance the matter has stirred up renewed dissatisfaction with the city's handling of weapons permitting, causing the city to send the potential ordinance amendments to a March work session for further review. The city first adopted its discharge of weapons ordinance in 2005, which some thought to be unnecessary since the state regulates hunting and a permit is not needed to discharge a firearm at an indoor firing range or to defend self or property. But acting Police Chief Rusty Grant says more clarity on the ordinance is needed due to the fact there have been 175 permits granted since the ordinance was passed and the city has no way of knowing how many are still active…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Despite receiving lesser quotes for artificial turf fields, the city chose a vendor they deemed more capable of installing the best product for Roswell.
Roswell City Council has approved signing a nearly $3 million contract with Medallion Athletics for seven synthetic turf fields that are to be installed by early spring. To watch the whole presentation, discussion and vote, click here. After a lengthy discussion and public hearing at the Monday night council meeting, five council members voted in favor of approval, while Councilwoman Betty Price voted against signing the contract. Price questioned the city's process for selecting its recommended vendors, considering cost only factored in at 20 percent of the equation for making a recommendation. The majority of how a committee of five staff members came to their decision on the best vendor for the job was based upon specific qualifications…