Alpharetta Seeks Top Businesses To Recognize At March Event

For the past two years a primary goal for Mayor Belle Isle and the Alpharetta City Council has been economic development. And from the very beginning we understood that as our city works to attract new businesses it is crucial not to overlook the businesses that already make Alpharetta home.

So Director Peter Tokar and Samir  Abdullahi in our Economic Development Department have made it a high priority to recognize and facilitate the growth of our current employers. As the elected representatives of the people of Alpharetta we appreciate these businesses choosing to do business here and we understand that their success is good for our community.

One of the ways Alpharetta now demonstrates our appreciation and commitment to these businesses is by recognizing them at Alpharetta’s Annual Business Awards Breakfast. Below is the press release outlining the process for submitting nominations for this event.

This year’s event will be held March 25th from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the Metropolitan Club on Windward Parkway in Alpharetta. I hope you will take the time to join us in celebrating the businesses that make Alpharetta home and if you know of any businesses who have received special recognition please let us know.

Alpharetta Seeks Top Businesses To Recognize At March Event

Businesses located within the City of Alpharetta that received a significant award, accolade or recognition in 2013 are encouraged to send information to the City for consideration as part of Alpharetta’s 2nd Annual Business Awards Breakfast.  All submissions must be received by no later than Tuesday, March 18.

Submissions should be sent to the City’s Economic Development Manager, Samir Abdullahi, at sabdullahi@alpharetta.ga.us.

According to Abdullahi, the size of the business is not important; only the nature and quality of their achievement in 2013.

“The Business Awards Breakfast is about turning a spotlight onto those Alpharetta businesses that exemplify our drive for excellence; that seek to become the standard by which other companies in their field are measured,’ said Abdullahi.  “The event also provides opportunity for the leaders of Alpharetta’s elite businesses to network, seek common opportunities, and learn about initiatives being undertaken by the City of Alpharetta that will impact the local business community.”

According to Abdullahi, the City’s selection committee will review all of the submissions received to identify the businesses that are most deserving of further recognition.  To be considered, a business must submit the name of and information about the award or accolade that they received in 2013, the reason for which the award was received, a brief overview of their company (200 words or less), and a list of company representatives (limit 3) who they would like to attend the event if selected.

Only businesses located within the legal geographic boundaries of the City of Alpharetta are eligible for consideration.

Alpharetta Prepares To Open Shelters During Ice Event

February 11, 2014

With the threat of falling limbs and trees causing power outages during the winter storm that moves into the area tonight, the City of Alpharetta is prepared to provide shelter for those impacted.  The City will activate all of its fire stations beginning at 7:00 PM Tuesday night to receive those who have lost power and heat in their homes.

“We will be ready to assist our residents, especially the elderly and those with medical conditions, who need a warm place to wait out this event,” said Mayor David Belle Isle.  “They can go to any City of Alpharetta fire station for assistance, or for those who cannot safely travel to a fire station, we will come and pick them up.”

Alpharetta will use its Engineering / Public Works facility to house the majority of those in need of shelter and will transport them to that location from the fire stations.  According to Belle Isle, all of those facilities have backup generators that will ensure they remain powered and heated throughout the ice event.

Residents seeking shelter should ensure that they bring any medications they require with them.

“We will be prepared to provide them with a heated place to stay and a warm meal until power is restored to their homes,” Belle Isle said.

Alpharetta shelter locations during this winter storm event are:

  • Alpharetta Public Works – 1790 Hembree Road
  • Fire Station #1 – 2970 Webb Bridge Road
  • Fire Station #2 – 3070 Market Place Boulevard
  • Fire Station #3 – 9600 Westside Parkway
  • Fire Station #4 – 575 Park Bridge Parkway
  • Fire Station #5 – 1475 Mid-Broadwell Road
  • Fire Station #6 – 3275 Kimball Bridge Road

Those who are unable to travel on their own to one of these stations should call the City of Alpharetta at 678-297-6000 to request assistance.

Alpharetta City Council Meeting January 27 ,2014

There has been a great deal of public interest in the first zoning item listed on the agenda so I suggest you get there early if you plan to attend.

Alpharetta City Council

Public Hearing & City Council Meeting

Monday, January 27, 2014 7:30 PM

Location: Alpharetta City Hall – Council Chambers

I. CALL TO ORDER
II. ROLL CALL
III. PLEDGE TO THE FLAG
IV. CONSENT AGENDA A. Council Meeting Minutes (Meeting of 01/06/2014) B. Financial Management Report (Month Ending 12/31/2013) C. Alcohol License Applications
1. PH-14-AB-01  Annie’s Italian Kitchen Owner: Annie Scoles 3070 Windward Plaza – Suite X-1 Consumption: Liquor / Beer / Wine / Sunday Sales
2. PH-14-AB-02  Balance Restaurant Group, LLC d/b/a Kickshaw Grill Owner: Balance Restaurant Group 800 North Main Street – Suite 130 Consumption: Liquor / Beer / Wine / Sunday Sales
3. PH-14-AB-03  SK Empire, LLC d/b/a Kahn’s Food Mart Owner: SK Empire, LLC 3955 Old Milton Parkway Package Store: Beer / Wine
V. CITY CENTER     (Bob Regus / Mike Hall) A. Workshop And Project Update
VI. PUBLIC HEARING A. Community Development   (Richard McLeod / Kathi Cook)
1. MP-13-02 / CLUP-13-09 / V-13-22: Windward Pod 66 Consideration of a request to amend the Windward Masterplan in order to permit single family “for-sale” residential.  A request to change the Future Land Use Plan from “Corporate Campus Office” to “Medium Density Residential” is also requested and a variance from the required 50’ undisturbed buffer required between commercial/office uses and residential property. The property is located between Edison Drive and Webb Bridge Road and legally described as being located in Land Lots 1113, 1180, 1176, 1243, 1179, 1242 2nd District, 1st Section, Fulton County, Georgia
2. V-14-04: Top Golf Consideration of a height variance to allow 138’ poles at building grade elevation that are used to hold netting to trap golf balls. The property is located on Westside Parkway and legally described as being located in Land Lots 639, 654, 2nd District, 2nd Section, Fulton County, Georgia
3. V-13-21: Peachtree Residential Consideration of a variance to reduce the minimum building setback from 20’ to 10’ for a townhome building located within Victoria Square. The property is located on Orchid Lane within Land Lot 1270, 2nd District, 2nd Section, Fulton County, Georgia
4. V-14-03: Dania Drive Consideration of a variance request to remove the City’s required 75’ non-impervious buffer and 50’ undisturbed buffer in order to construct a home at 240 Dania Drive. The property is legally described as being located in Land Lot 1177, 2nd District, 2nd Section, Fulton County, Georgia
VII. BUSINESS MEETING A. Administration     (Bob Regus / Sam Thomas) 1. Resolution: North Fulton Community Improvement District A resolution of the Alpharetta City Council consenting to the expansion of the North Fulton Community Improvement District
2. Resolution: Hotel / Motel Tax Rate A resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Alpharetta pursuant to O.C.G.A. Section 48-13-51(b) to specify a new excise tax rate (hotel / motel tax); to identify the project for tourism development purposes; to specify the allocation of proceeds, and for other purposes
VIII. Reports

IX. ADJOURNMENT

Alpharetta City Council Meeting December 16, 2013

Monday night’s city council meeting is the last one scheduled for 2013 so it promises to be a busy one. I am late getting this posted because there was a last minute change to the agenda when the applicant for the rezoning of Pod 66 on Webb Bridge Road submitted a new site plan and then subsequently decided to take it back through the planning commission because of the substantial changes.

Please note that prior to Monday night’s meeting there will be a reception to honor Judge Jim Matoney. Jim is one of the finest men to ever live in the City of Alpharetta and he has been a dedicated public servant here in the truest sense of the word for the past two decades. If you have the opportunity please join us Monday at 6:00 p.m. to honor a wonderful man who has played a big role in making Alpharetta the greatest place in Georgia to live, raise a family and do business.

CITY OF ALPHARETTA
Public Hearing and Council Meeting for December 16, 2013
City Hall Council Chambers
7:30 PM

This meeting will be preceded by a special reception in honor of Judge Jim Matoney.
The reception begins at 6:00 PM and will end at 7:15 PM.

I. CALL TO ORDER
II. ROLL CALL
III. PLEDGE TO THE FLAG
IV. PROCLAMATION & PRESENTATION
A. Judge Jim Matoney: Retirement Following 20 Years of Service
B. Battalion Chief Raymon Stancel: Retirement Following 38 Years of Service
C. Police Athletic League: Presentation to the City
V. CONSENT AGENDA
A. Council Meeting Minutes (Meeting of 12/09/2013)
B. Monthly Financial Report (Month Ending 11/30/2013)
VI. CITY CENTER
A. Workshop and Project Update
B. Consideration of Change Order Requests
VII. PUBLIC HEARING
A. Community Development
1. MP-13-02/CLUP-13-09/V-13-22 Windward Pod 66
CASE DEFERRED: This item will not be heard or considered during this meeting. The case has been remanded to the Planning Commission and placed on that body’s January 08, 2014 agenda.
Consideration of a request to amend the Windward Masterplan in order to permit single family “for-sale” residential. A request to change the Future Land Use Plan from “Corporate Campus Office” to “Medium Density Residential” is also requested and a variance from the required 50’ undisturbed buffer required between commercial/office uses and residential property. The property is located between Edison Drive and Webb Bridge Road and legally described as being located in Land Lots 1113, 1180, 1176, 1243, 1179, 1242 2nd District, 1st Section, Fulton County, Georgia.
2. CU-13-10 Massey Pest Control
Consideration of a conditional use request for a pest control business at 418 North Main Street. The property is located on the west side of North Main Street and is legally described as being located in Land Lot 1180, 2nd District, 2nd Section, Fulton County, Georgia.
3. MP-13-01/CLUP-13-05/Z-13-03 Preston Ridge/Greenstone Properties
Consideration of a request to change the Preston Ridge Master Plan by adding “for-sale” residential use (attached and detached)to Pod G. A request to rezone from O-I to CUP is requested as well as a change to the Future Land Use Plan from “Corporate Campus Office” to “High Density Residential”. The property is located at the northwest corner of Webb Bridge and Morris Road adjacent to Georgia 400. The property is legally described as being located in Land Lots 1259, 1262, 1263, 2nd District, 2nd Section, Fulton County, Georgia.
4. PH-13-13 Unified Development Code
Consideration of amendments to the Unified Development Code in order to add R-4D detached residential zoning designation (for-sale housing).
5. PH-13-03 Unified Development Code
Consideration of amendments to the Unified Development Code in order to make technical corrections throughout the document such as references to the “Director”.
VIII. NEW BUSINESS
A. Administration
1. Memorandum of Understanding: Alpharetta Technology Center
2. Temporary Moratorium: Special Events Application
IX. PUBLIC COMMENTS
X. WORKSHOP
A. Community Development
1. Main Street Projects Update
XI. REPORTS
XII. ADJOURNMENT

Alpharetta City Council Meeting November 18, 2013

After a week off we will have a busy meeting next with a full public hearing agenda as well as our regular council meeting.

As you glance through the items you will see that Alpharetta’s recent housing boom is in full swing with three new applications for high density residential townhomes near downtown and a change requested from Office/Industrial to Medium density residential on Webb Bridge Road near GA 400.

If you have any questions or comments on the items listed below please let me know.

City of Alpharetta

Public Hearing and Council Meeting for November 18, 2013

City Hall Council Chambers

7:30 PM

I.              CALL TO ORDER

II.            ROLL CALL

III.           PLEDGE TO THE FLAG

IV.          PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS

  1. Will Gurley: Retirement From Planning Commission – 13 Years Of Service
  2.     Alpharetta Firefighters: FLAMES Program
    1. Captain Jeff Garreau
    2. Firefighter Nicholas Marlin
    3. Captain Greg Pickren
  3.     Recreation And Parks Department: GRPA Agency Of The Year
  4.     Community Development Department
  5.     Manchester At Mansell Apartments: Crime-Free Housing Program

V.            CONSENT AGENDA

  1.     Meeting Minutes
    1. Meeting of 11/04/2013

VI.          WORKSHOP

  1.     City Center Update

VII.         PUBLIC HEARING

  1.     Old Business
    1. Z-13-10 / CLUP-13-10: Wills Road at Rucker Road

NOTE: This item was Tabled on November 4, 2013

Consideration of a request to rezone approximately 8.65 acres from R-15 to R-8D (for-sale detached) in order to develop 28 single family homes.  A request to change the Comprehensive Land Use Plan from “Low Density Residential” to “Medium Density Residential” was also requested.  The property is located at the southwest corner of Wills Road and Rucker Road and legally described as being located in Land Lots 599, 646 1st District, 2nd Section, Fulton County, Georgia.

              B.       New Business

  1. Z-13-14: Olmsted Park Townhomes

Consideration of a request to rezone 2.39 acres from R-15 to R-10M HD (for-sale detached, Historic District) in order to develop 21 for-sale single family attached homes. The property is located at the northeast corner of Canton Street and Church Street and legally described as being located in Land Lot 1252, 2nd District, 2nd Section, Fulton County, Georgia.

2.  PH-13-11: The Georgian (KM Homes)

Consideration of a request to change a previous condition of zoning in order to develop 54 attached for-sale homes attached with a common wall.  Approval of a previously approved site plan is also requested. The property is located at the northwest corner of School Drive and Canton Street and legally described as being located in Land Lot 1252 2nd District, 2nd Section, Fulton County, Georgia.

3.   MP-13-01 / CLUP-13-05 / Z-13-03: Preston Ridge / Greenstone Properties

Consideration of a request to change the Preston Ridge Master Plan by adding “for-sale” residential use (attached and detached)to Pod G. A request to rezone from O-I to CUP is requested as well as a change to the Future Land Use Plan from “Corporate Campus Office” to “High Density Residential”. The property is located at the northwest corner of Webb Bridge and Morris Road adjacent to Georgia 400. The property is legally described as being located in Land Lots 1259, 1262, 1263, 2nd District, 2nd Section, Fulton County, Georgia.

4.   Z-13-08 / CLUP-13-07 / V-13-05: Vaughan Drive Townhomes

Consideration of a request to rezone approximately 4.45 acres from C-2 to R-8A in order to allow “for-sale” single family attached homes. A change to the Comprehensive Land Use Plan from “Professional Business Office” to “High Density Residential” is also requested. The property is located on Vaughan Drive and legally described as being located in Land Lots 1109, 1124, 2nd District, 2nd Section, Fulton County, Georgia

VIII.        BUSINESS MEETING

  1. Administration
  2. Brand And Identity Development Services: RFP 14-102
  3. Employee Handbook Update
  4. Consideration Of Offer For Sale Of City-Owned Property
  5. City Center
    1. Recommendation: City Hall Furniture Vendor
    2. Consideration Of Street Names
  6.  Grants Administration
    1. 2013 Assistance To Firefighter Grant
    2. 2013 Land And Water Conservation Fund Grant
  7.  Recreation And Parks

A.  Purchase Of Truck

  1.   City Clerk
    1. Off-Site Records Storage Contract
  2.   Public Safety

Ordinance To Amend Sprinkler Code

NOTE: Second Reading

An Ordinance Amending City of Alpharetta  Ordinance 220  and, By Reference, Chapter 9, Section 9-12 of the Code of the City of Alpharetta, Georgia to Amend and Restate Sprinkler Requirements for Certain Modular Classrooms; to Provide for an Effective Date; to Repeal Conflicting Ordinances; and for Other Purposes

  1. Finance

A.   Adoption Of Amended And Restated 457 Plan

IX.          REPORTS

X.            ADJOURNMENT

Alpharetta City Council Meeting October 28,2013

Aside

Monday night the mayor and council will be touring the City Hall site to view the current progress and will hold a special workshop to discuss some architectural details before our regularly scheduled meeting. If you have any comments or questions please let me know.

City of Alpharetta

Special Called Council Workshop for October 28, 2013

City Center Construction Office

50 South Main Street

Alpharetta, GA 30009

6:00 PM – 7:15 PM

NOTE: While this is not an official meeting of the Alpharetta City Council,

all Council Members have been invited to attend.  This notice is provided

due to the possibility for a quorum of members being in attendance.

  1. Observations From Construction Site Tour
  2. Discussion Of Architectural Elements

A. Brick and Mortar

B. Council Chambers

  1. Adjournment

City of Alpharetta

Public Hearing and Council Meeting for October 28, 2013

City Hall Council Chambers

7:30 PM

  1. I.              CALL TO ORDER
  2. II.            ROLL CALL
  3. III.           PLEDGE TO THE FLAG
  4. IV.          CONSENT AGENDA
    1. A.    Meeting Minutes
      1. Special Called Meeting of 10/16/2013
    2. B.    Alcoholic Beverage License Applications
      1. PH-13-AB-25                 P.J.’s Food, Inc.

d/b/a Mama’s Kitchen

5950 North Point Parkway, Suite 100

Consumption on Premises

Beer and Wine – No Sunday Sales

  1. PH-13-AB-26                 Haiku in Alpharetta, Inc.

d/b/a Haiku Sushi and Steakhouse

5966 North Point Parkway

Consumption on Premises

Liquor, Beer and Wine – Sunday Sales

  1. V.            WORKSHOP
    1. A.    City Center Update
  2. VI.          PUBLIC HEARING
    1. A.    Community Development
      1. MP-13-05 / V-13-14: Parkway 400

Consideration of a request to amend the Parkway 400 Masterplan in order to increase Pod C density to 630,000 square feet of office space (currently permitted 265,737 square feet) with structured parking and one 10,000 square foot restaurant. Applicant also requests to add additional uses to the Master Plan. A variance to the required buffer adjacent to residential property is requested as well as a parking variance. The property includes 17.95 acres and is located at the south end of Amberpark Drive, and legally described as being located in Land Lot 804 1st District, 2nd  Section, Fulton County, Georgia.

  1. Z-13-10 / CLUP-13-10: Wills Road at Rucker Road

Consideration of a request to rezone approximately 8.65 acres from R-15 to R-8D (for-sale detached) in order to develop 28 single family homes.  A request to change the Comprehensive Land Use Plan from “Low Density Residential” to “Medium Density Residential” was also requested.  The property is located at the southwest corner of Wills Road and Rucker Road and legally described as being located in Land Lots 599, 646 1st District, 2nd Section, Fulton County, Georgia.

  1. PH-13-15: City of Alpharetta Capital Improvement Element

Consideration of adopting the Capital Improvement Element update.

  1. VII.         BUSINESS MEETING
    1. A.    Public Safety
      1. Consideration of Intergovernmental Agreement with Fulton County: Use of Emergency Radio System
  2. VIII.        REPORTS
  3. IX.          ADJOURNMENT TO EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

City of Alpharetta

Executive Session Agenda for October 28, 2013

City Hall Council Chambers

Immediately Following Council Meeting

  1. I.              REAL ESTATE
  2. II.            PENDING LITIGATION
  3. III.           ADJOURNMENT

Agenda for Special Called Alpharetta City Council Meeting October 16, 2013

Yesterday afternoon I received notice that Alpharetta City Council will be holding a special meeting Wednesday night. The only item on the agenda is one referring to the Local Option Sales Tax commonly referred to as LOST.

Our recent LOST discussions have centered around the way Fulton County municipalities will split the proceeds from the one cent LOST tax and I was previously under the impression that we had reached an agreement on that point. But last week the Georgia Supreme Court apparently struck down portions of the state law which affect LOST distributions so I assume tomorrow night’s meeting was called in response to that ruling. Below is the published meeting agenda:

 

City of Alpharetta

Special Called Council Meeting for October 16, 2013

City Hall Council Chambers

7:30 PM

 

 

  1. I.              CALL TO ORDER
  2. II.            ROLL CALL
  3. III.           PLEDGE TO THE FLAG
  4. IV.          NEW BUSINESS
    1. A.    Administration
      1. Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) Resolution
  5. V.            ADJOURNMENT