In the past, the city has discussed floating bonds to pay for downtown parking, but Tumlin said he thinks the project could be funded by a 2022 1% Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, which would need to be approved by voters.
The biggest projects listed on Smyrna’s preliminary five-year SPLOST list include $15 million toward a municipal services annex, $6 million toward road resurfacing, $4.5 million for a downtown parking deck and $8 million toward an aquatic gymnastics and family learning library.
Over the next few months, the greens will be changed from bentgrass to TifEagle Bermuda, she said. With TifEagle being a warm-season grass, it will significantly improve the playing conditions year-round, she added.
Marietta residents could be in for a pleasant surprise the next time property taxes come due.
The ambassadors patrol the city in bright yellow uniforms, driving silver vehicles with amber lights on top. Their job is to perform some of the more routine tasks of police work so officers can dedicate more time to fighting crime.
Members of the City Council balked at a proposal to bring free Wi-Fi to the city’s downtown after learning the plan’s price tag at the city’s Tuesday committee meetings. The lowest bid for the service was just under $65,000 for the first year.
Thanks to a partnership between Marietta Police, Marietta Fire, Metro Ambulance Service and Davis Direction, a Marietta-based organization dedicated to fighting opioid addiction. The group is called ASSIST, short for the Active Substance Support Intervention Solutions Team.
But citing the receipt of “additional information” on the issue, Mayor Max Bacon asked the council to consider tabling the measure until their June 17 meeting, with all seven members favoring the delay.
Lidl has plans to go into the vacant property, Marietta Mayor Steve Tumlin announced at his annual State of the City Address at the Mansour Center on Wednesday.
Mayor Tumlin will be joined by other City officials, community members and the family of Chief Justice Hines. The bridge is located near Monarch Park, 246 Kennesaw Avenue NW in Marietta.