Alpharetta approves rehab center near Roswell homes

“…(The patients) are just like you and me and need treatment just as if they had cancer or a heart problem,”He said. “…They voluntarily submit to treatment to save their family, their job and in some cases their life,”Rolader said.

Dawn Fix, a Taylor Oaks resident and Alpharetta resident, said that 96 letters were received opposing the facility. They were concerned about safety and the potential loss of property values. She created a petition to object to the rehabilitation center last spring.

Fix explained to the City Council that her research revealed that businesses purchasing these facilities have lower property values when they are near such centers. “sober living homes”Housing transitional housing that has lower standards.

“… No drug rehab in Alpharetta is in a residential property backyard,”Roswell resident: “There are five within 0.3 miles of our homes. We don’t need another one right here. We need a good one but not this one.”

A eight-foot fence was placed around the perimeter of the center’s approval. Outdoor gatherings and seating areas are restricted to the north and west sides of the building. No outdoor activity is permitted after 8 p.m.

Alpharetta Mayor Jim Gilvin, who voted against approval of the master plan amendment and conditions allowing for Advance Recovery Systems to move to the site, said he understood Roswell residents’ concerns.

“I think they have a right to be able to rely on that master plan and historically that’s what this council has done,”Gilvin said. “I don’t think it’s something we want in the city of Alpharetta … to have single family homes in the backyard of a treatment center … The fact is this is a land use discussion. Is it appropriate? Would we do it adjacent to a home in one of the neighborhoods that we do live in? I don’t think so. “

Tonight, the Alpharetta Police Department, with the assistance of the North Fulton SWAT team, arrested Cameron Walker…

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Milton’s athletic director, Gary Sylvestri, called the arrests shocking.”},{“_id”:”ANV5F7Z545F2JL5RD2KUPJAU7E”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1637252126580},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“These events do not reflect what we stand for, nor what it means to be a student at Milton High School,” he said on Twitter. “We are here for you, prepared to offer resources to students who may be affected by this news.””},{“subtype”:”twitter”,”referent”:{“referent_properties”:{“additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1637348989277}},”provider”:”https://publish.twitter.com/oembed?url=”,”service”:”oembed”,”id”:”https://twitter.com/Milton_AD1/status/1461357657848119317?s=20″,”type”:”twitter”},”_id”:”J52EX6FWIFD35GW3YQG6OQYSEU”,”raw_oembed”:{“author_name”:”Coach Sly”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”twitter”,”version”:”1.0″,”url”:”https://twitter.com/Milton_AD1/status/1461357657848119317″,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/Milton_AD1″,”width”:550,”html”:”

The news of 2 of our students being arrested last night is shocking. These events do not reflect what we stand for nor what it means to be a student at Milton HS. We are here for you, prepared to offer resources to students who may be affected by this news.

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The landscape plan, submitted by the school, must be approved by the Design Review Board. The Board will focus on the location of evergreen screening on the property to reduce noise and sound onto the adjacent property.”},{“_id”:”2UBTCHEOE5B3LGWGT3ZYYB3U3A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:205,”comment”:”.”}],”comments”:[],”_id”:1637095381811},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Conditions that remain unchanged since an October 13, 2020 approval include a 6-foot tall fence to be constructed along the Cottage School property line that has a driveway bordering 730 Grimes Bridge Road and along the rear of the property. This fence will be reviewed and approved by the Design Review Board. All required fencing must be completed within six months.”},{“_id”:”HUDC4H3F6JGBXH2DSUG5W5IVEE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1637095381812},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The play area to be used by the students is restricted to the backyard of the property. 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