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Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs touts early success of first-in-Georgia false alarm law

July 18, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Nearly a month in, Sandy Springs says its first-in-Georgia false alarm ordinance has been working — meaning police officers are working less on responding to likely false alarms.

Sandy Springs’ Cultural Center seeks Holocaust education funds, draws debate on city mission

July 17, 2019

Reporter Newspapers

Sandy Springs is moving ahead on an $8.6 million “Cultural Center” project contingent on a big co-payment from a Holocaust education group that could bring a new state memorial to the city.

Peggy Merriss approved as Sandy Springs’ interim city manager

July 17, 2019

Reporter Newspapers

Peggy Merriss will be Sandy Springs’ interim city manager starting Aug. 3 after her nomination was approved by the City Council.

Sandy Springs approves hate-crimes ordinance

July 17, 2019

Reporter Newspapers

Hate crimes in Sandy Springs that violate local laws will come with enhanced legal penalties and stronger police data collection after the City Council unanimously approved a new ordinance July 16.

Decatur’s former city manager may serve in Sandy Springs interim position

July 15, 2019

Reporter Newspapers

Merriss was Decatur’s city manager from 1993 to December 2018, and served in other positions with the city starting in 1983, according to a resume included in the City Council agenda. She now runs a management and leadership consulting business.

Sandy Springs OKs $1M payout to Mercedes

July 1, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

As part of a package of incentives, the city promised to reimburse the company up to $1,027,000 for improvements including sidewalks, landscaping and street lights; bicycle and pedestrian facilities; access streets and roadway improvements.

Sandy Springs works with Gwinnett on Spalding, Holcomb Bridge projects

June 26, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The council approved an intergovernmental agreement with Gwinnett in which it takes responsibility for procuring easements and rights of way within Sandy Springs for planned improvements to the intersection of Spalding and Holcomb Bridge Road (Ga. 140).

Sandy Springs master plan proposal envisions 17 miles of trails

June 20, 2019

Reporter Newspapers

The master plan will include a recommended “model mile,” or pilot project, for the city to start with that will show what kind of benefits the trails could bring. It will also include cost estimates.

Sandy Springs City Council to vote on Ga. 400 toll lane recommendations

June 18, 2019

Reporter Newspapers

Paulson said the recommendations that will be presented include: Build the toll lanes underneath the Northridge Road bridge. Residents there are concerned the flyover lanes would change the character of the area and bring more noise and pollution.

Sandy Springs may add three ambulances to meet demand, suggests other cities consider tactic

June 14, 2019

Reporter Newspapers

The response time agreed to in the contract is 7 minutes and 59 seconds. According to a city presentation, AMR met that in 2018 94% of the time.

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