Around Town October

Hello Ball Ground!

Bids for the Valley Streetscapes project were opened at the October 11, 2018, City Council Meeting.
The apparent low bidder was Excellere Construction, LLC. The City Council voted to approve the bid.

The Valley Streetscapes project will establish a full sidewalk connection from Howell Bridge Road to downtown along Valley Street. It will also provide for the installation of curb, gutter and storm drain. Additionally, the area will be landscaped, and a pedestrian shade structure will be constructed at the intersection of Valley Street and Beck Street. The City has been awarded a federal transportation grant in the amount of $560,000 to accomplish this project. The anticipated start date of this project is early 2019.

The Groover Street railroad crossing is now 100% complete. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we had the road closed much longer than anticipated

We have also been awarded some safety grant dollars to plan for guardrail installation at two locations in the City. The first would be on Old Dawsonville Road in the vicinity of Calvin Farmer Park, the second would be on Old Canton Road at the intersection of Old Canton and Commerce Lane. CNC Fencing will be making assessment early next week to determine if guardrails are viable in these areas. One of the challenges for installation is the number of underground utilities in the area that will make setting the guardrail posts a challenge. Items underground include gas, water, sewer, and fiber, but we are hoping for a positive outcome.

Mayor Roberts and members of council have authorized submission of a grant application to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in the amount of $100,000 to acquire permanent green space.

Please put the following dates on your calendars for upcoming City Events:

October 11th Meeting of Mayor and Council (7:00 PM)
October 20th 5K Road race along Groover Street and Old Canton Road to support victims of domestic violence (Roads closed to thru traffic 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM)
October 26th Spooktacular (Community Building Area) (Starts at 4:00 PM)
November 30th March of the Toys for Toys for Tots Parade downtown

Have a great weekend!

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