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Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs shrinks amount city manager can spend on contracts without council review

August 12, 2019

Reporter Newspapers

The purchasing policy provides the city manager the ability to approve city contracts up to a specified amount without prior approval from the council. Originally, the city manager’s spending maxed at $250,000.

North end townhomes receive approval from Sandy Springs

August 1, 2019

Reporter Newspapers

At the June 25 Planning Commission meeting, Gary Callicott, the developer, said he believes this price would attract first-time homebuyers, public safety and public service employees, like teachers.

Environment Sandy Springs receives grant to fund Marsh Creek clean up

July 31, 2019

Reporter Newspapers

A trail has been proposed in this area as a pilot project in 2018 that has now been folded in the city’s trail master plan. Some of the invasive plant species being removed include kudzu, English ivy, privet and other destructive greenery, ESS said.

Aloft hotel planned for Sandy Springs

July 26, 2019

Atlanta Business Chronicle

RevPAR Development paid $3 million for the site and will develop the hotel. It's planned at Barfield Road and Mount Vernon Highway, near the headquarters of Mercedes-Benz U.S. and the Sandy Springs MARTA station.

Sandy Springs OKs $2.5M streetscape project

July 24, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Vertical Earth submitted the lowest of four bids for the project, which extends from Hammond Drive to Mount Vernon Highway. Plans call for site grading, retaining wall construction, sidewalks, driveway aprons, curbs and gutters, on-street parking, pedestrian-scale lighting and erosion control measures.

Sandy Springs city school district would be financially feasible, study says

July 22, 2019

Reporter Newspapers

A study commissioned by a Sandy Springs group advocating for a city school district has found creating one would be financially feasible.

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.

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