Box 8, Folder 25, Document 4

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Box 8, Folder 25, Document 4

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Sandy Springs Area Annexation
AREA
ROADS
AREA
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IMPROVED
110 MI.
UN-IMPROVED
9
MI.
TOTAL
119 MI.
ACRES
SQ. MILES
POPULATION
HOUSING UNITS
15,446
24
19,036
5,908
7
2,380
7
2,380
B
17
7
24
4,679
C
25
9
34
4,449
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738
738
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TarAL
152
ts
177
24,574
38
23,796
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7,384
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Schools - Dr. Darwin Wom.ack . . . . Atlanta School System
Existing Facilities
The area is presently served by the Fulton County School Board
which is having its financial problems. Both the City School
System and the County School System have some shortage of high
school facilities on the north side.
Needs
If Sandy Springs is annexed, the annexation should extend far
enough north to include the North Springs High School and the Morgan
Falls Elementary School. To do this, a suitable boundary would be
the power line running east and west along the north side of Land
Lots 21, 31 , 75 and 85. The Atlanta School Department favors the
annexation of Sandy Springs.
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Parks Department - A. P. Brindley
Existing Facilities
None.
Needs
One community park between twelve (12) and thirty (30) acres.
Estimated cost of land, $250,000 (25 acres at $10,000 an acre).
Development of this park would cost from $200,000 to $300,000. It
is possible that federal funds may be available up to 50% for both
acquisition and development. No estimate is made at this time of
the need for neighborhood parks and playgrounds.
If the Community park is acquired and developed some additional
personnel will be necessary to carry on the recreation program.

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Sanitary Service - Mr. Roy Wood - Sanitary Department
Existing Service
Garbage collection is presently performed by the City under contract
with the County for residence in the area north to Abernathy Road.
This area is designated as a sanitary district and homeowners are
taxed by Fulton County for this service. Businesses are charged
on a sliding scale up to $1,000 for collection.
Needs
If the area is annexed, some improvement would be necessary over
the present level of sanitary service. A sanitary landfill and a bulldozer would
have to be acquired and a bulldozer operator provided. There would
be two additional garbage trucks needed with crews if the area
north of Dalryrne Road (Area Band C) is included. To serve Area A
two street sweepers and six trash trucks with crews will be needed.
Areas B and C will require one sweeper and three trash trucks.
An additional animal truck will be needed in the event of any annexa-
tion in the area.

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Sewer Division, Construction Department - Bob Morriss
Existing Facilities Area A The basic system of trunks and treatment plants are in existence
as this area is served within the Nancy Creek drainage ba sin.
Area B Developed areas are served by the Marsh Creek treatment plant
and trunk.
Undeveloped areas presently do not have sewers
or treatment available.
Area C Consists of many small drainage basins of 500 acres or l ess.
Served only by septic tanks.
Needed Facilities Area A The problem here is the development of laterals and outfalls,
however, very little difficulty or excessive expense is a nticipated in the long run.
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Area B For the developed areas, the need for outfalls and laterals
exists to some extent but does not present a major difficulty.
No treatment facilities are available at present for undeveloped
areas, however, it is anticipated that when necessary sewage


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could be pumped to a Fulton County plant on the north side
of the Chattahoochee River.
Area C The treatment of sewage in this area presents nothing bu t
problems due to the rough topography. · The only probable
solution is a · low density of development with septic tanks.
General Comment The annexation of Areas A and B would facilitate a comprehensive
approach by the City to the sewer problems of the area and th e
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surrounding metropolitan area also~
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Police Department - Chief Jenkins
Existing Facilities The Atlanta Police Department under contract with Fulton County now
serves the entire area in question enforcing State laws~
Needs In the event of· annexation, City Ordinances would come into e f fect,
which might require additional personnel.
If the precinct system were to be ·e stablished, this area would need
a precinct station, otherwise , existing facilities would suffi ce.
Distance from City Hall and Police Station to center of Sandy
Springs is approximately 13 miles'; to the Chattahoochee, 19 miles.
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Fire Department - Chief Hildebrand
Existing Facilities One station--substandard--which is not well located.
engines which need . replacement.
Two existing
Service now provided by City under
contract.
Needs (Approximate) 3 new stations--one of which would be a replacement for existing
one.
1 new engine and ladder truck.
Replace two existing engines.
Hire 28 additional men, 3 supervisors and 1 batallion chief.
General In the final analysis, a survey would have to be made by the Southeastern Fire Underwriters.
We would have to follow their recommen-
dations to maintain our Class III rating; therefore, the above is
subject to revi11ion.
The Underwriters would not undertake this study
until annexation became a reality.
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Building Inspectors Department - Mr. Moon ·
Existing Service Fulton County presently administers construction codes in the area
and issues building permits .
Needs Upon annexation by the City, the Building Inspectors Department
estimates and two and perhaps three new building inspectors would
be necessary because of the large area (approximately 40 squar e
miles) and distance from the City Hall.
An additional plumbing ·
and elec t rical inspector would also be required.
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Library - Mrs. Soul ••••. Extension Service
Existing Facilities - .
The City -of Atlanta operates a branch library for Fulton Coun t ~
in Sandy Springs.
area.
There are also two bookmobiles that serve t he
_Service now provided by City under contract.
Needs The area is adequately served and there would be no immediate need
to increase the level of service.
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Street Lights - George Timbert - Traffic Engineers Department
Existing Facilities Fulto·n County presently provides ninety high level illumination street
lights arr portions of the twenty-seven miles of arterial streets.
One hundred and twelve lights are provided on residential streets.
All are of the mercury vapor type.
$9,000 annua}ly.
Cost to the county is app r oximately
There are eight traffic signals now in operation.
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To bring the area up to the 'desirable standard which is being strived
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$181,000 annually at the end of five years.
On this basis, approximately
1350 street light units s~itable for arterials or 2800 units s uitable for
residential streets would be installed .
Street signs and marking would cost approximately $12,000 annually.
need for additional traffic signals has not been determined.
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Hospitals - Mr. Taylor ••••• Community Council of Atlant~Area, Inc.
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Existing Facilities
None.
Needs
A hospital is needed to serve this area and North DeKalb, Wes t ern
Gwinnett and all of north Fulton County as well.
The hospita l
should have a minimum of 150 beds and 200 is the recommended f igure.
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Northside Hospital As·s ociation has acqui r ed a very convenient site
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at the intersection of I-285 and Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, however,
money appears to be a problem.
The development of the old V. A• .
Hospital site on Peachtree Road for a hospital is a possibili t y and
such a facility could serve Sandy Springs fairly well.
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