The Mayor and City Council members got a rare treat during last week’s City Council meeting. Several residents gave them kudos for the city’s investment in stormwater improvements.
The city has targeted $2.5 million for stormwater infrastucture.
During a public hearing on the fiscal year 2013 budget, several residents went to the podium to say, "Thank you,” on the record. The meeting was held on June 5.
Bill Cleveland, of Sandy Springs Stormwater Coalition, has been vocal in the past about the city’s stormwater infrastructure and the environmental impact that stormwater has on creeks, streams and properties.
“I’m here to express my support and support of my neighborhood association,” said Cleveland, a Wright Road resident. “It’s the type of responsive action that we voted for, when we voted to incorporate Sandy Springs. And I congratulate you for keeping with the vision of the Sandy Springs community.”
Michael McGuinn, a member of the Watershed Alliance of Sandy Springs said, “This is on my own to say thank for recognizing the need…and paying attention to your citizens’ need to correct some of the stormwater problems that Fulton County decided to walk away from and abandoned.”
Mayor Eva Galambos said fiscal year 2013 will be the third consecutive year Sandy Springs has invested $2.5 million in stormwater improvmments.
“…We are gradually addressing all of our problems,” she said.
The budget also includes $10.2 million for transportation infrastructure, $2.5 million for park projects, and $2 million for public radio safety investment.
A final public hear on the budget will be held at the next City Council meeting on June 19. Visit the City of Sandy Springs website for details and agenda.