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Alpharetta OKs $300K for updated emergency traffic signal system

July 15, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Alpharetta City Council has approved spending up to $300,000 on an updated system that automatically turns traffic lights green for an approaching fire apparatus with its emergency lights activated.

City Councilman Merkel announces re-election bid

July 3, 2019

“There’s a lot of great things happening in Alpharetta,” Merkel said. “I’m proud to have worked with a very proactive city council, exceptional city staff, and, most importantly, our residents during these past four years. It is essential we continue to move Alpharetta forward in a way our citizens can be proud of.”

Alpharetta OKs $24K to buy sculpture that topped Facebook poll

June 27, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The sculpture, by artist Mike Wasol, has been on temporary loan to the city as part of the Miscellany outdoor sculpture program. The work is interactive, “allowing the viewer to step inside the sculpture to see a nighttime sky filled with stars,” according to a staff report.

Alpharetta streets rate good, but could be better

June 19, 2019

he current Pavement Condition Index scores for Alpharetta roadways stands at 68.6 on a scale of 1-100. That’s better than average, Sewczwicz said, but it’s below the city’s stated goal of a 75 rating.

Alpharetta council members announce re-election bid

June 7, 2019

Two sitting members of the Alpharetta City Council have announced their bid for re-election this fall.

Johns Creek, Alpharetta offer Waze ride-matching app

June 6, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Commuters choose their driver or rider based on a user’s personal profile and can filter for gender, co-worker or classmate, proximity to the preferred route and other factors, according to an announcement of the service.

Alpharetta Fire turns 75 today, celebrate with food and a bounce house

June 6, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

It can be impolite to talk about age, but the Alpharetta Fire Department has invited folks to celebrate its 75th birthday today.

Alpharetta OKs $80K design proposal for Windward Park

May 29, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Mayor Jim Gilvin recommended that the city explore a new name for the park, as a new mixed-use development also named Windward Park is under construction at Windward and Northpoint parkways.

Alpharetta mayor announces he will run for re-election

May 28, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Gilvin is running again so soon because he is finishing out the term of David Belle Isle, who resigned for an unsuccessful bid in the Georgia Secretary of State Republican primary.

Alpharetta takes first step toward banning e-scooters

May 23, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Staff said they were committed to improving mobility but that it had to be safe. And scooters don’t appear to be safe enough, according to the report.

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