Sunday, October 28, 2012

Say Yes to Investing in Roswell Through the Bond - in Roswell Patch

After casting your ballot for President on Nov. 6, please vote to approve Roswell?s request to borrow $14.7 million.

This loan will fund $6 million to reduce traffic congestion by improving the intersection of SR 400 and Holcomb Bridge Road, $2.7 million to build multi-purpose sidewalks on Holcomb Bridge Road and Eves Road so our children can walk to school and to the river, $2 million for turf fields for our children to play football, soccer and lacrosse, $2.5 million for a therapeutic pool for our seniors, and $1.5 million to replace the old fire station on Holcomb Bridge Road.

This is the second time in the 15 years I have served as Mayor that I have asked the citizens of Roswell for approval to borrow money to invest in their hometown. The first was in 2000, when the voters approved a $32 million bond. Of that, $30 million funded the purchase of 400 acres of parkland and $2 million was used to build a new Fire Station on Holcomb Bridge Road. That debt will be paid off in 2014 which allows the city to borrow $14.7 million without raising taxes.

Roswell is your city. The money borrowed will be invested to make your hometown a better place to live. This investment will reduce traffic congestion, give our children more places to play, provide care and comfort to our seniors, and improve public safety and emergency response.

Vote yes on Nov. 6 to investing in Roswell.

Jere Wood

Roswell Mayor


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