Sunday, February 24, 2013
Roswell City Council will vote on three location options during their meeting, Monday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.
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. 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, …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The meeting will take place at Roswell City Hall, Monday, Jan. 28, in room 220 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The city has yet to finalize a specific location for the new water treatment plant that is to be built.
Despite recent concerns from the Grimes Bridge Parkways community over a third, more prominent site, for the city's proposed new water plant near Waller Park, Roswell city staff say nothing is final yet. Roswell City Council hired Jacobs Engineering Group for $1.2 million during its Monday, Dec. 17 meeting. The firm will handle the design and construction oversight services of the new plant. According to the city, six engineering firms responded to the request for proposals and three firms were shortlisted. Jacobs was recommended to council for its "greater breadth" of similar project experience, Public Works Director Stuart Moring told council. Speaking to the issue of currently proposed sites, Moring also noted that the firm will …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Responding to public feedback, the city of Roswell proposed two new locations for a new water plant. In either scenario, the plant would still be in Waller Park, but would be separated from ball fields and houses.
Two new locations for a proposed water plant in Roswell were shown to the public Thursday night, June 14. After hearing public feedback from two open house meetings in March, the city of Roswell changed the proposed location. In either scenario, the plant and water tank would still be in Waller Park, but would no longer back up to houses on Meadowood Drive. Instead, the two potential locations are: (See maps in the attached PDF) Several residents said they liked the new locations better. “It’s a vast improvement over what they were going to do,” said Laura Wiggins, who has lived on Meadowood Drive for more than 20 years. “The original option was going to back up to our neighborhood and look horrendous.” She said she preferred a plan to …
Sunday, May 27, 2012
The meeting will be held Thursday, June 14.
Having taken public input to rework prior plans, the city of Roswell is nearly ready to reveal its second draft of plans for a potential new water plant. Two prior public open house meetings held during March lead the city to refine its original plans. The new plans will be the focus of an informational open house June 14. According to the city, Roswell’s current water plant is nearly 80 years old and needs to be replaced. Without the new plant, the city’s water production costs will continue to increase at a faster pace than if a new plant was built. City staff have said a new water plant will save Roswell $11.6 million over a 20-year period in water purchases from Fulton County, as well as repair and refurbishment costs needed for the …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
At one of two public hearings Monday, Roswell residents came out to learn about a proposed water plant. The big concerns were the plant's location by Waller Park and the financing.
The city of Roswell presented specifics about a proposed new water plant during two public meetings Monday, March 19; but some city residents expressed concerns, saying they were opposed to its location by Waller Park and questioning of the financing. The city is proposing a $15.9 million new plant to replace an existing one that officials say is outdated and in need of costly repairs. By building a new plant, the city estimates saving $11.6 million over 20 years. To finance the plant, the city proposes borrowing $14.5 million from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA). An additional $1.3 million would come from money already set aside from water customer revenues. And a water rate increase of $1 per month is being considered …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The city will hold two public meetings to discuss a potential new water plant on March 19.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Roswell city staff will soon hold two informational open house meetings about the potential of building a new water plant. The meetings, to be held March 19, will allow city staff to make a brief presentation on water service improvements and answer questions about the new plant from the public. Roswell’s current water plant is nearly 80 years old and needs to be replaced, according to the city. City staff has said an unimproved water plant will mean more swiftly rising production costs than if a new plant was built, which equates to higher water bills for the 5,600 water customers. The city has released an analysis which forecasts a new water plant, costing $15.9 million to build, will actually save Roswell water ratepayers $11.6 million …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
City leaders, staff and council met Tuesday to break ground on a groundwater well site off Willeo Road.
Roswell Water Utility is currently trying to improve and expand its ability to provide a sustainable water supply to local customers, says city staff. The city officially broke ground at a new groundwater well site off Willeo Road on Tuesday, March 6, making Roswell - in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - one of the first metro area water suppliers to follow through on a state request to tap into water resources other than the Chattahoochee or Big Creek. The well will add approximately 360,000 gallons of water per day to Roswell’s water supply, according to the city. The project will construct two water lines: one from the groundwater well to the water treatment building near the intersection of Highway 120 and Willeo Road…
Friday, March 2, 2012
City staff is proposing a potential new water plant, but some are opposed.