March 16 & April 20 – Provide input on city services
The city of Sandy Springs’ contract with its current general services contractor, CH2M Hill, will expire soon. City officials are seeking input from citizens and businesses about city services. Share your thoughts through a survey available at www.sandyspringsga.org (under the header public-private partnership survey). You can also send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, the mayor and members of Sandy Springs City Council will hold two public input sessions at the March 16 and April 20 council meetings, which begin at 6 p.m. and are held at City Hall, 7840 Roswell Road, building 500.
March 16 – Comment on voting rights changes
The city of Sandy Springs is filing for an exemption from the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in order to simplify election-related changes like moving polling locations. Under the current requirements, the city must file for clearance from the federal government before implementing such changes.
“This just puts us more in control of our own situation, which is what Sandy Springs is all about,” city spokesperson Judy Parker said.
The exemption also serves as a first step in permitting the city to hold its own municipal elections. City officials discussed the idea last year as a cost-saving alternative to paying Fulton County $400,000 to conduct elections.
To secure the exemption, Sandy Springs must prove that the voting rights of its citizens are protected from unlawful discrimination. To comment on the voting rights changes, attend the March 16 City Council meeting at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 7840 Roswell Road, building 500.
For more information, call (770) 730-5600.
March 22 – Hear police, fire chief speak
The next Sandy Springs Civic Roundtable meeting will be held March 22 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and will feature Sandy Springs Fire Chief Jack McElfish and Chief of Police Terry Sult. The meeting will be held at the Dorothy Benson Center. To reserve a spot, email Gail Cohn at email@example.com.
March 31 – Learn about stormwater issues
The Sandy Springs Council of Neighborhoods will hold its annual meeting March 31 at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 7840 Roswell Road, building 500. The public is invited.
David Chastant, the city’s stormwater services manager, will be speaking on the stormwater issues facing the city. His presentation will include how the system works, the city’s improvement plans and how critical solutions are made. There will be time for questions.
A brief business meeting will precede the presentation, including the election of new directors.
For more information, visit www.sandyspringscouncil.org.
April 13 – Network with neighbors
Presidents of homeowners’ and neighborhood associations in Sandy Springs are invited to an April 13 meeting at City Hall, 7840 Roswell Road, building 500. The gathering will be held from 5 to 8 p.m.
The meeting will focus on neighborhood-related issues such as traffic calming, code enforcement, disaster preparedness, neighborhood watch and vacant properties.
Pre-registration is required and is accepted until April 7. To register, complete the online form at http://eventactions.com/ea.aspx?ea=Rsvp.
For more information, contact Community Services Coordinator Dan Coffer at firstname.lastname@example.org.