The City of Sandy Springs is hosting an Alarm Provider Expo on Monday, May 20, 2019.   The Expo is intended to provide users of monitored alarm systems the opportunity to talk with providers regarding compliance with the City’s False Alarm Ordinance.  On June 19, 2019, the City will begin enforcing its 2018 ordinance requiring True Verification on Intrusion Alarm Activations before public safety dispatch is requested.  The Expo will take place at City Hall, located at 1 Galambos Way, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

There will not be any formal presentation at the Expo. Attendees will be able to discuss with participating Alarm Companies services offered to help customers be compliant with the City’s ordinance.  

According to the ordinance, “verified” means visual or audible confirmation of an attempted or actual crime or other emergency situation at the alarm site by means of:

a. Confirmation by the alarm user at the alarm site or via self-monitored audio/visual equipment;

b. Confirmation by a private guard responder at the alarm site;

c. Audible and/or visual evidence provided by a monitored alarm system.

The City invited the 266 alarm companies registered with the City to participate.   Details about the alarm ordinance and frequently asked questions regarding True Verification can be found on the City’s website at

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Public Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Prior to meetings of City Council, board and commissions, agendas with supporting documents are posted online. During a City Council meeting, items that are noted as new business, unfinished business, public hearing or a part of a zoning agenda (heard the second Council meeting of the month) will be discussed and available for public comment. If you would like to speak during a Council meeting, please fill out a public comment card and submit it to the City Clerk prior to the meeting start (Comment Cards are available as you enter Council chambers). Make sure to print clearly your name and the agenda item number for the item about which you wish to speak. Work Session, as the name implies, is an opportunity for the City Council to discuss - but not vote - on individual items of business. Work Sessions are typically held at the start of a City Council meeting, prior to the regular session meeting. Executive Sessions are held on an as-needed basis and in following state law, are called to discuss topics including: employee matters, pending litigation, future acquisition of real estate, staff meetings regarding investigative purposes, and tax matters. If any of the topics discussed requires a vote, the Mayor and City Council will call for the vote in a public forum. 

Minutes are not issued for the following meetings: Community Developer Resolution, Community Zoning Information

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