Mayor Al Thurman provided a tie-breaking vote Monday night to approve a measure maintaining Powder Springs’ 9.5-mill property tax rate, though some property owners could still see tax increases in their bills.
“We are excited to finally begin construction on this important project for our community,” said Powder Springs Mayor Al Thurman. “We have waited a long time to break ground; but once complete, this project will bring increased safety and mobility to our city and our residents.”
Each Powder Springs household is expected to pay $12 more, during the next budget year from July 1 to June 30, 2020, for storm water management services.
Powder Springs said its event is expected to bring together a “multi-ethnic, cross-denominational group of participants.”
The only rate increase proposed Wednesday night was a $12 annual increase per household for the city’s stormwater enterprise fund.
Then the Council accepted an agreement with National Sign Plaza for manufacture and installation of an updated city wayfinding signage program in the downtown and on city trails.
K9 Kash’s vest is sponsored by Shaun Leiker of the Allen Lund Company and will be embroidered with “This gift of protection provided by Allen Lund Co.” The vest is expected to be delivered within eight to 10 weeks, Powder Springs police said.
The new downtown park will feature a bicycle trailhead connecting to the Silver Comet Trail and the city’s Lucille and Wild Horse trails, a splash pad, a performance space, outdoor ping-pong tables and more.
Following the cancellation of last year’s Fourth of July fireworks show in Powder Springs due to lack of funding, this year will be different as the city celebrates the Fourth of July with not only fireworks but also several new changes.
The new park will feature a bicycle trail head with connectivity to the Silver Comet Trail and the city’s Lucille and Wild Horse trails, signage, an interactive water feature, a performance space, outdoor ping pong tables, outdoor cafe tables and chairs, an earthen sitting berm and night lighting.