With over 100,000 citizens, Sandy Springs is the 7th largest city in the state of Georgia. Optech RWM services in the City of Sandy Springs have included but are not limited to grass cutting and maintenance within the major and secondary right-of-ways including interchanges, maintenance of 13 parks, daily cleaning and removing trash of all bus stops and ROWs both major and secondaries ROWs, seven days a week service.
Optech also currently maintains the extensive storm drain system throughout the city, that includes over 8,000 storm drains. Additional services have included removal of graffiti from bridges and roadways, emergency tree service, dead animal removal and disposal and weekly/daily sign removal within the rows and or power poles. Additionally, 260 miles of street sweeping occurred monthly on both major and secondaries highway's and streets.
In 2005 citizens in north Fulton County, GA, adjacent to the incorporated City of Atlanta, living in what is locally called, “Sandy Springs”, voted to incorporate as the 5th largest City in the state. With a population of over 90,000, covering a geographic area of over 55 square miles this urban community represented a major challenge as a “new City”.
With the kickoff of the new City government on December 1, 2005 Optech Monette was proudly working as part of the management team in Sandy Springs. It is a true “working partnership” and is serving as a model for other municipal governments in the U.S. interested in privatization of municipal services.
Optech services in Sandy Springs have included grass cutting in the major rights of way, seven day a week maintenance of all City Parks and ball fields, weekly cleaning and emptying of all public litter bins throughout the City, litter pickup along City rights of way, cleaning and maintenance of the City’s extensive storm drain system, removal of grafitti from public buildings, bridges and roadways, emergency tree and dead animal removal services, staff support during major weather events, freezing roads, snowstorms, etc. as well as staff support for the annual Sandy Springs Festival and Volunteer for a Better Sandy Springs Day Celebration and landscaping and miscellaneous services on behalf of the Sandy Springs Historical Society for the Williams-Payne House Museum. In 2007 the City Council added extensive street sweeping services for major roads within Sandy Springs to the Optech contract as part of their continuing effort to keep Sandy Springs clean and attractive as a new Georgia City.