Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker continued a December tradition this week with his "Conversation With the Community" town hall-style gathering at Perimeter Church.
He told some 50 audience members that the city is in the early stages of looking into obtaining a loan to address neighborhood infrastructure needs. With the city "$38 million in the hole" as far as road resurfacing goes, a loan would help fix roads inside neighborhoods. All roadwork in the city so far is focused on main thoroughfares outside of subdivisions.
Bodker also pointed to a recent study by the city that addressed the most dangerous intersections in Johns Creek. He said plans are already underway to address the top 9 most dangerous, and that a report has been sent to the GDOT to address state routes on the list.
Business development was also on the agenda. Bodker said that a recent city center feasibility study has urged the council to switch focus to business development in Tech Park. He said he envisions a town center to be privately funded, which can only be done if Johns Creek expands its business and tax base first.
Despite continuing needs, Bodker said he doesn't expect the council to raise taxes for citizens. Instead, they will likely continue "balancing" needs.