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Rain May Delay Alpharetta Library Construction from Dec. 10 Start

Alpharetta officially approves transfer of title for land to house the library.

A Fulton County representative told Alpharetta City Council this week that construction on the new Alpharetta Library branch was scheduled to begin Dec. 10, but weather forecasts calling for rain likely will delay the start.

Al Collins, assistant director of the Fulton County Facilities and Transportation Services, was at the Alpharetta City Council meeting on Dec. 2 to answer questions as the city prepared to approve an agreement to donate City Center property for the new Alpharetta Library, according to a post-meeting summary provided by the city.

City Administrator Bob Regus said that in 2011 the city entered into an option agreement with Fulton County for the city to donate land within the City Center site for a new branch public library.

The agreement, which was approved 7-0, allows for the city to transfer the title to the county for that property, according to the meeting summary.

Collins, who manages the Atlanta-Fulton County Library System's capital projects, told City Council that the existing Alpharetta Library will be closed and abandoned once the new branch is open, but no specific plans for the former location have been made.

He also responded to a question from Alpharetta resident Don Nahser, who asked if library plans accommodated future growth needs. Collins said the plans do include space on the site to accommodate future growth.

Regus also updated City Council on the City Center construction project:

  • Installation of underground water and waste water lines continues;
  • Over the weekend crews poured half of the floor on the second floor of City Hall, and the remainder will be poured as soon as weather allows;
  • The contractor said that City Hall will be topped out before Christmas.

  The video recording of this meeting is accessible from the City website (Go There Now) by selecting the video icon next to the meeting that you wish to view.

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