Public Hearing: Mayor and Council Special Called Meeting / Work Session

The City of Carrollton Mayor and Council will hold a Work Session on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Conference Room of City Hall, 315 Bradley Street, Carrollton, GA. 

The purpose of the Work Session is to discuss the following items: variance request for The Bellamy student housing, citizen donation policy, CVB intergovernmental agreement, NSP construction bid and an executive session for real estate and litigation matters. 

The public is invited to attend. Anyone requiring special needs should contact Faith Pullen at City Hall at 770-830-2000 or within 3 business days prior to the meeting.

Downtown’s Amp Park Has Got Game

It’s game on at downtown Carrollton’s Amp Park thanks to new outdoor recreation equipment.

Carrollton Main Street recently installed outdoor gaming equipment in the park between the Amp and courthouse parking deck. The park now features two ping-pong tables, a foosball table, a chess table and cornhole boards, all made out of concrete to withstand the elements.

“During community workshops held last year for Carrollton’s Comprehensive Plan update, inactive parks were brought up several times,” said Main Street Director Aundi Lesley. “Many citizens said they would like to activate some of those parks and see those spaces better utilized. The Main Street Board and I thought the park in the heart of downtown, right behind the Amp, would be a great place to start.”

People can check out and return chess and checkers pieces, cornhole bags, foosballs and ping-pong balls and paddles at Otter’s Chicken right behind the Amp during their business hours or can bring their own game pieces.

“The community can play during our Main Street events, while waiting for a table at one of our restaurants or come hang out and play any day of the week,” Lesley said.

The gaming gear was purchased with 2018 Taste of Carrollton proceeds. A ribbon cutting for the new park equipment was held July 11.

To learn more, contact Aundi Lesley, Carrollton Main Street director, at 770-832-6901.       

Main Street Board Ribbon Cutting at downtown’s Amp Park

Award-Winning Water


Both Carrollton’s water and wastewater treatment facilities have been awarded the Georgia Association of Water Professionals’ Platinum Award for calendar year 2018. The Platinum Award represents five years of perfect operations at the water plant and 12 years of perfect operations at the wastewater facility.

“These awards are operational awards and are a reflection of our employees’ diligence,” said Carrollton Operations Manager Tony Richardson. “This award is larger than those two departments. It’s a recognition of the entire city’s collaborative efforts.”

Richardson said the operations at the two treatment facilities are monitored using tens of thousands of tests each year. Perfect scores on all the tests lead to the platinum awards. But, a single bad result on any of the tests will disqualify a facility from platinum status. Carrollton’s wastewater plant is one of only 13 in the state with 12 or more years of perfect operations.

The city has made several improvements to the infrastructure at both treatment facilities. At the drinking water facility, the city refurbished concrete structures that were put in place in the 1950s and the 1970s. At the wastewater plant, the city replaced equipment, which Richardson called “the headworks,” including grit removal and screening equipment, that had been in place for 30 years.

“We made it so many years without having to replace this equipment,” said Richardson. “We get more life out of our equipment than most places do. But we really focus on managing what we have.”

The water treatment plant received the People’s Choice Award for Best-Tasting Tap Water in Georgia at the GAWP’s annual conference last year.

“We treat our drinking water twice,” said Richardson. “First using the conventional process then through our membrane filtration system. That is what has helped our quality of water.”

Other awards received by the Carrollton water treatment plant include: GAWWA Outstanding Operation of a Water Distribution System in 2004; Gold Award for Quality Operation for 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017; GAWP District 3 Best Tasting Tap Water, 2009; District 3 Best Tasting Tap Water, 2017; GAWWA Best Tasting Tap Water in Georgia, 2017, and the Laboratory Quality Assurance Award in 2005 and 2012.

“We really appreciate the support of the mayor and council and all the departments,” Richardson said. “It is this level of support that allows us to continue operations that are consistently recognized by professional organizations.”