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Mayor Bender issues statement on Christmas parade safety

Mayor Barbara Bender
Mayor Barbara Bender

Mayor Barbara Bender has issued the following statement regarding safety ahead of Saturday's Snellville's Lighted Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting.

Like you, I am praying for the families of the victims of the tragedy at the Waukesha Christmas Parade in Wisconsin. To minimize the chance for any disturbance for our Christmas parade, we are implementing some safety measures. For instance, the parade route will be shorter this year. It will start at Wisteria Village, move to Clower Street, then turn onto Oak Road, and terminate in the parking lot at city hall. In addition, our officers will be out of the cars and more closely observing traffic flow and vehicles. We are looking forward to seeing all of you this weekend. If you have any questions, please contact Butch Sanders at 770-985-3500.

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City annexes Scenic Highway land; future home of eateries

Scenic Pointe site planA new commercial development at the city’s north end got the nod by Mayor and Council Monday.

The development – dubbed Scenic Pointe – is an 8.93-acre triangle-shaped tract of land owned by the Lillian Margene Moulder Trust and will feature seven outparcel buildings. Located at 1498 Scenic Highway, the development will come to a point at the intersection of North Road and Scenic Highway just south of Webb Gin Road.

Developers said they are in talks with restaurants such as Miller’s Ale House, Whataburger and City Barbecue.

In order to make way for the development, council needed to approve annexation of the land into the city, an amendment to the city’s 2040 Comprehensive Land Use Map, a rezone of the land and variances from the Unified Development ordinance, among other stipulations.

There will be a pocket park located at the north end of the project complete with signature city signage, offering a gateway to the city’s new border.

Scenic Pointe signage

 

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SPD officers save lives of two during five-day period

Officers with mayor
From left are, officers Aaron Devries and Alexander Thorpe and Mayor Barbara Bender.

SNELLVILLE - Two Snellville officers are credited with saving the lives of two citizens in less than a week during separate drug overdose-related calls last month.

For their heroic actions, officers Aaron Devries and Alexander Thorpe were given proclamations by Mayor and Council Monday.

“I am very proud of the efforts made by officers Devries and Thorpe,” Chief Greg Perry said. “Saving two lives in a five-day period is an amazing accomplishment. Their actions further personify our officers’ desire to render aid to all those in need.

On Oct. 5, the officers were working the night shift when they received a call of a person down at a residence off Park Lane. Devries and Thorpe quickly responded to the emergency call for service, arriving on scene and locating the person inside the home.

Devries checked vital signs on the victim and determined that he was not breathing and there was no pulse. Devries immediately called for an ambulance and began CPR on the victim. While this was taking place, Thorpe used his department-issued Naloxone – a remedy used to revive drug-overdose victims – to the unconscious male. Devries continued chest compressions until the victim began to breathe on his own.

Five days later on Oct. 10, the officers were again working the night shift when another call of a person down came into dispatch, this time off Pine Road.

Officers with chief
From left are, Snellville Police Department Chief Greg Perry and officers Alexander Thorpe and Aaron Devries.

As in the previous case, the officers arrived on scene and located the person down inside the home. The victim was not breathing and there was no pulse. Again, Devries immediately began CPR on the victim while Thorpe administered Naloxone. Devries continued chest compressions until Gwinnett County EMS arrived. The officers helped the ambulance crew to remove the victim from a bedroom when the victim began to breathe on his own and was able to be transported to the hospital for treatment.

If it had it not been for the quick and professional actions by Devries and Thorpe, it is likely that the victim (s) would have died,” the proclamation reads.

The officers received a standing ovation by those in attendance and Mayor and Council for their heroic actions.

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DDA Released Bid for Property Maintenance

Intent of Request for Qualifications

The Downtown Development Authority of Snellville, GA (Owner) is seeking qualifications from a professional property maintenance company or individual with experience in property maintenance, building construction, and construction administration/supervision and who has a working knowledge of electrical, plumbing and general building maintenance.

Please visit the Bid Page for more information.

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Warner holds off Hardrick; Lenski, Schulz running unopposed, win re-election

SNELLVILLE - Incumbent Councilman Tod Warner held off a challenge from Catherine Hardrick to retain the seat he has held since 2019.

Warner defeated Hardrick 886 to 685.

Cristy Lenski and Gretchen Schulz both won re-election to their council posts, as neither incumbent faced a challenge. Schulz received 1,263 votes while Lenski notched 1,260.

There were no other votes on the 2021 Snellville Municipal Election Ballot.

www.snellville.org/elections

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Noise regulations get update

SNELLVILLE – Mayor and Council voted to make several changes to the city’s noise control ordinance, Monday.

“We've clarified some of the definitions in the previous ordinance,” Councilwoman Gretchen Schulz said. “For example, the previous ordinance had a section identified as ‘Leaf Blowers, Etc.’ We expanded that to say ‘landscape maintenance devices, including 2-cycle powered, electric or battery devices’ to include all landscape devices.”

Council also voted to change the hours during which landscape maintenance devices may be operated. Previously landscape work was designated to take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., but the time has been extended from to 9 p.m.

“It was our feeling that when the days are longer in the spring and summer we wanted residents to have the ability to maintain their yards without being in violation of the ordinance,” Schulz said.

Other changes include:

  • The pick-up of sanitation dumpsters is now prohibited between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. – previously pick-up was allowed until 11 p.m.
  • The city adopted state regulations regarding vehicle muffler noise and consumer fireworks.
  • A temporary permit for "relief" from the noise ordinance may be granted by the Snellville Police Department chief of police or department designee for a period not to exceed three consecutive days – it was formerly 15 days. An application must be submitted to SPD that provides details regarding why "relief" is necessary.
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Snellville Youth Commission members sworn in

SYC at council meetingOn Monday, Mayor and Council invited 21 high school students to officially begin their journey as members of the Snellville Youth Commission.

These students, from Grayson, Shiloh and South Gwinnett High Schools, have a unique opportunity to develop their leadership skills as they dive into the city’s civic engagement program.

Councilwoman and SGHS teacher Cristy Lenski founded the organization in 2016 with the encouragement and leadership of Mayor Tom Witts.

Mayor Bender swears in students“Mayor Barbara Bender and our current city council members proudly continue to support the SYC,” Lenski said. “It is absolutely essential to invest in our young people.”

The “backbone” of the SYC is the volunteer Adult Advisory Board, which offers its time, talent and expertise to make the program a success. The board is Holli Donegan, Charlene Fletcher, Marcus Huff, Angela Mahdi, Chris O’Donoghue, Reggie Pease, Lisa Porter and new SYC Outreach Coordinator Natilee Brown Van.

Representing Grayson are Gbemi Adeleye and Chantia Fletcher.

From Shiloh are Jasmine Kline, Ruth Lonse, Rebecca Araia, Hannah Ariyibi, Kristian Bettis, Michelle Edwards, Hanna Elias, Kelis Herndon, Cing Kim, Kiriah Lovett, Amyrah Moody, Hamylton Porter, LaBella Rose Saunders, Aniyah Smith, Tyler Trice, Bianca Warren and Firdows Abdulwahab.

Representing SGHS are Chloe Brown, Destiny Hill, Georjia Howard, Narjise Koko, Destiny Lewis, Kyla Pease and DeAnna Smith.

Foe more on SYC visit https://www.snellville.org/.../snellville-youth-commission.

Lenski and Brown Van

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Bid Released for Town Center Roadway Improvements

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

 

The City of Snellville, Georgia (‘City”) will receive sealed bids for all material, labor, equipment and services to successfully accomplish the following work: “Towne Center Roadway Improvements. This work generally entails grading, demolition, roundabout construction, resurfacing, curb and gutter, pedestrian lighting, mid-block elevated trail crossing, ADA ramps, streetscape amenities, striping and all related materials as shown on the Construction Plans prepared by CHA, as provided on the city web site. Bids shall be on unit price basis. Project is funded with the City SPLOST program.

Please visit our Bid Page for more information.

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Notice of Computation and Canvassing of Election Results/Notificacion de la Computacion y la Solicitacion de los Resultados de Eleccion

Notice of Computation and Canvassing of Election Results

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. §21-2-492, notice is hereby given that the computation and canvassing of returns of votes cast in the November 2, 2021 General Election will take place at Snellville City Hall, Community Room located at 2342 Oak Road, Snellville, GA 30078 on November 2, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

This 11th day of October 2021.

Melisa Arnold
Elections Superintendent

 

Notificacion de la Computacion y la Solicitacion de los Resultados de Eleccion

Conformidad con el Codigo Oficial de Georgia O.C.G.A. §21-2-492, se pone en conocimiento que la computacion y la solicitacion de el regreso de votos emitidos en la Eleccion General el 2 de Noviembre, 2021 se llevara a cabo en el Palacio Municipal de Snellville, Salon Comunitario localizado en 2342 Oak Road, Snellville, GA 30078 el 2 de Noviembre, 2021 a las 7:00 p.m.

Este dia 11 de Octubre, 2021.

Melisa Arnold
Superintendente de Eleccion

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REQUEST FOR SEALED BID UNCLAIMED PROPERTY SALE CITY OF SNELLVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, GEORGIA

The City of Snellville Police Department (City) is soliciting competitive sealed bids for the purchase of unclaimed property per O.C.G.A. 17-5-54.  Sealed bids will be accepted at Snellville Police Department, 2315 Wisteria Drive between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 pm (local time) on Thursday, October 28, 2021.  The items are also available for inspection during these times.   Any bid received after said time and date will not be accepted by the City.  Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope identifying the prospective bidder on the outside of the envelope.  The Bids shall remain valid for a period of 60 days from bid opening.  All sales shall be to persons who are licensed as firearms collectors, dealers, importers, or manufacturers under the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Section 921, et seq., and who are authorized to receive such firearms under the terms of such license. The City reserves the right to waive any informality and any technicalities, and to reject any or all bids if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the City to do so.

 

The following is a list of items for auction to include:  Make, Caliber, Model, and Serial Number:

 

CASE #

MAKE

CALIBER

MODEL

SERIAL #

10080220

SKYY

9MM

CPX-1

007373

12090382

RUGER

357

BLACKHAWK

3483238

15080050

TANFOLIO

45

WITNESS-P

EA20902

18100138

RUGER

9MM

LCP

321-83759

18-111879

BERETTA

9MM

M9

146408

19100325

WALTHER

40

PPX

FBA7675

19010123

RAVEN

25

MP-25

1521699

20040105

PHOENIX ARMS

22

HP22A

4339193

20080165

HIGH STANDARD

22

OLYMPIC

ML16745

20080303

DAVID IND.

22

P-32

P106721

21020316

RAVEN

25

MP-25

1259984

21060257

SMITH & WESSON

357

19

9K20608

21060257

MOSSBERG

12 GA

500A

R037278

21060257

WINCHESTER

12 GA

37

NONE

21060257

I.J. TARGET

22

SEALED 8

M62281

21060413

SPRINGFIELD

XD9

9MM

XD271272

21070192

RUGER

9MM

9E

337-54539

 

 

Lt. J. McKinney

City of Snellville Police Department

2315 Wisteria Drive

Snellville, Georgia 30078

Email: jmckinney@snellville.org

 

CITY OF SNELLVILLE, GEORGIA

Greg Perry

Chief of Police, Snellville Police Department

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