Thursday, November 8, 2012
Roswell Mayor Jere Wood has instructed city staff to begin work on projects that will be funded by the bond approved by voters on Tuesday.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
On November 6, two-thirds of Roswell voted to approve the city’s borrowing $14.7 million dollars. [Wednesday] morning, I directed staff to begin the work to be funded by this loan – 400/Holcomb Bridge Road interchange improvements ($6 million), multi-purpose trails along Holcomb Bridge and Eves Road ($2.7 million), 4 athletic turf fields for our children ($2 million), a therapeutic pool for our seniors ($2.5 million), and replacement of the old fire station on Holcomb Bridge Road ($1.5 million). Despite a struggling economy and vocal opposition, the voters of Roswell approved these investments by a wide margin in every precinct across the city. The regional sales tax for transportation failed to pass earlier this year because the voters of…
Friday, April 13, 2012
Todd Long takes offense at Mike Lowry's claim the regional sales taxes will set up a GDOT slush fund.
Mike Lowry was wrong in his blog implying that the GA Department of Transportation was planning to move federal dollars out of a region that passes the transportation sales tax, said Todd Long, GDOT's director of planning. "He was saying this is all a big slush fund for GDOT," Long said. "Nothing can be further from the truth." Money raised from the transportation sales tax would be banked. The agencies are reimbursed for expenses, sending invoices to be paid back. "We deliver the road project and GRTA delivers the transit project," he said. "Another thing is, all the money coming to the region is allocated to projects," Long said. The GDOT official said Lowry's argument was that if TSPLOST passes, it frees federal dollars allocated for …
Saturday, February 11, 2012
We asked, Roswell Patch readers answered. Monday we asked you about your thoughts on November's bond referendum. Here's a sampling of your responses.
From the ambitious to the readily achievable, from upscale aspirations to the socially conscious, Roswell residents always offer some interesting and sometimes controversial ideas. Here's what you said in response to this week's Community Agenda survey. Do you support the bond referendum proposed by the city of Roswell? Why or why not? Which projects received the highest support by Roswell residents who took the survey? (Editor's note: Only projects, which recieved multiple affirmative responses are recorded below.) Which, if any, of the projects above is your favorite? Why? Which, if any, of the projects above is your least favorite? Why? Do you agree or disagree with these answers? Have more to say? Tell us in the comments below! Don’t …