Council of Neighborhoods to elect officers

The Sandy Springs Council of Neighborhoods will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. March 25 at City Hall. Mayor Eva Galambos, who will speak and take questions, is expected to address the topic “Preserving Neighborhoods and Developing Roswell Road.”

The meeting will include a vote to elect officers to two-year terms on the council. The slate will likely remain Larry Young as president, Mark King as vice president, Mark Sampl as vice president, Marlise Landeck as treasurer and Tochie Blad as recording officer.

Young said council members are “looking forward to hearing from Mayor Galambos and her current thinking on topics like the redevelopment of Roswell Road.”

Stormwater system inventory begins

Sandy Springs recently began conducting an inventory of all stormwater management facilities throughout the city as part of a planned overhaul of its stormwater system.

The system includes about 4,000 structures and 70 miles of pipes of varying ages and conditions. The first parts of it were built more than 40 years ago and had a life expectancy of 25 to 35 years.

Simple depressions, ponds or ditches may be engineered stormwater management facilities. Homeowners, homeowner associations and business owners who think they have one of those structures on their property — especially if it is in need of repair — are encouraged to contact Jason Foster with the city’s Stormwater Services at (770) 730-5600 or

Festival dates set

Heritage Sandy Springs recently announced the 2009 Sandy Springs Festival will be held Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Heritage Green on Sandy Springs Circle.

That’s a week later than in past years, a change meant to avoid a conflict with the Jewish New Year’s, Rosh Hashanah.

The festival was recently named a Top 20 event by the Atlanta-based Southeast Tourism Society. It is the primary fundraiser for Heritage Sandy Springs, a nonprofit organization that promotes the historic and cultural identity of Sandy Springs.

Concerts return

Heritage Sandy Springs’ Wind Down Wednesdays concerts are set to return to the Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn at Heritage Green on Bluestone Road. The series of outdoor events will be held April 15 and 29 and May 13 and 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Admission is $5, which includes one ticket for a drink from 5 Seasons Brewing.