The Big Creek project is intended to relieve traffic congestion in the Holcomb Bridge corridor. The revised plan would upgrade and use the existing Old Holcomb Bridge Road west of Ga. 400, instead of building a new Big Creek Parkway.
The City Council approved seeking the grant to pay half the cost of the kiln. Matching funds of $7,500 apiece will be provided by the city and a private donor, according to a staff report to the council.
The Georgia Department of Transportation turned down a request to cover half of the additional cost, Roswell staff said. As a result, Roswell and Sandy Springs will have to contribute a total of $156,077.50 each.
Roswell police began research on this program in February this year and presented its findings and requests to the committee July 24. During that time, Roswell police looked at six school zones in Roswell and found that Hembree Elementary School and Holcomb Bridge Middle School had over 1,500 speeding violations each from drivers.
Conroy previously served with the DeKalb County Police Department for 28 years and as the Dekalb County Chief of Police since 2013.
Horton is a proponent of “Smart City Technologies,” which can help keep traffic moving, improve streetlight efficiency, allow for autonomous vehicles (including public trollies) and help define public safety staging areas.
Groer and his family will be moving to Chattanooga after Groer served on city council for two years. Groer served as the liaison to transportation and announced his family’s move a few months ago.
Roswell is wrestling over whether it should spend money to see whether it can save money.
Roswell’s FY20 property tax rate cleared its first hurdle by a narrow margin July 22, but it may change before the final vote.
The county stated that because Atlanta and Sandy Springs are not hosting elections this year, the cost will be distributed to other Fulton cities like Roswell.