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Drug Take Back event hosted by Snellville police set April 30

SNELLVILLE — In an effort to safely discard unused and expired medication, there will be a Drug Enforcement Agency Drug Take Back hosted by the Snellville Police Department April 30.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Snellville Police Department, 2315 Wisteria Drive.

Participants can drive or walk up and drop discarded medication into the drop boxes. Medication may be left in its original containers with or without the labels as all items discarded are burned.

Please do not bring needles or sharp objects for disposal.

Contact Lt. A. Sullivan at asullivan@snellville.org or 770-985-3555 for more information.

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Snellville artist’s nature-focused work on display at City Hall

Joel Sturdivant
Snellville artist Joel Sturdivant.

SNELLVILLE — Local artist Joel Sturdivant’s work celebrates nature.

“l am the person who gets lost in the shape of a tree, the rushing stream, waterfalls,” he said. “I look at these places and think about their history. Who and how many lived here? How many generations lived, worked, played and passed here? Where did they go?”

His exhibit “An Eye on Nature” is currently on display in the City Hall Community Room. There is a reception of the work from 2 to 4 p.m. April 30 in the Community Room, 2342 Oak Road. The event is free and open to the public.

“I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember,” he said. “My biggest inspirations come from the beauty of nature which is located all around us.”

Sturdivant has a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Art from the Atlanta College of Art. Recently, he staged the first “student” one-man show at the Hudgens Center for the Arts, entitled “A Celebration of Nature.” He has had exhibitions at the annual Hudgens Members Exhibition, Johns Creek Members Exhibition and the Annual Festival of the Arts at Cumming First United Methodist Church.

He has contributed to Westmont College’s charity art auction and many of his works are now on display in private collections throughout the Southeast.

“Many of my works contain various planes, an idea I developed while in art school,” he said. “I use these planes to manipulate time and space. I violate parameters in an attempt to enter the space of the viewer. By stacking planes, I can move between seasons, or centuries. I sincerely hope you enjoy this exhibition!”

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Snellville Blizzard by Joel Sturdivant.

 

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DaVita gets nod for new dialysis center on Highway 78

Kidney CenterWhat once was home to the celebrated and centuries-old Snellville Oak, will now house a DaVita Dialysis Center.

Mayor and Council approved a special use permit and a request for variances for the one-story, 8,200-square-foot-building on a .768-acrea site at 2135 E. Main St.

DaVita is currently located in behind the new site in the Snellville Oaks Shopping Center. However, the shopping center has been earmarked for redevelopment and DaVita had the chance to choose its site.

Kidney Center 2The Snellville Oak – which became a symbol of the city – was removed in recent years after the Georgia Department of Transportation determined the tree was rotted and would collapse unless it was removed.

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Snellville Parks and Recreation presents Family Fun Day

Family Fun DayCome kick off the start of the summer with Snellville Parks and Recreation for their Family Fun Day event at Briscoe Park on Saturday, May 7. 

The event will be located in the softball parking lot from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be a live DJ, food/dessert, inflatables, face painting, games and vendors. Snellville Police Department will be there with their vehicles and their K9s as well as Public Works with their vehicles. 

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Experience Snellville unveils Live on the Lawn! Concert Series lineup featuring diverse array of acts

SNELLVILLE – The Towne Green will once again be rocking as Experience Snellville presents four free high-energy concerts.

The concerts take place from 6-9 p.m. on the Towne Green in front of City Hall, 2342 Oak Road. Attendees are urged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase.

Queen NationQueen Nation – a tribute to British rockers Queen – kick off the series May 28. A Memorial Day celebration will take place before the show at 4 p.m. in front of the Veterans Memorial. The image, sound, and stage persona of Queen Nation strives to emulate and recreate the aura of the original legendary rock band Queen.Queen Nation was recognized as “The World’s Greatest Queen Tribute” by Mark Cuban, Ryan Seacrest and AXS-TV. Jenn & JKyle open the show at 6 p.m. The duo are singer/songwriters from Nashville and veterans of Live on the Lawn!

Chi Town Transit AuthorityChi-Town Transit Authority – a tribute to Chicago – takes the stage July 23. Chi-Town Transit Authority is an eight-piece Chicago Tribute band based out of Atlanta dedicated in reproducing the “Chicago” Concert experience. They feature a tight horn section along with the dynamic vocal harmonies that Chicago is famous for and perform all of the familiar and famous songs covering over four decades of steady hits written and recorded by Chicago.

DepartureDEPARTURE – the popular Journey Tribute Band – returns to the Towne Green stage Aug. 20. In their 14th year together, DEPARTURE is the most respected Journey tribute band in the nation. DEPARTURE replicates the look, sound and feel of the original 80s rock super group - Journey. Dressed in the iconic tuxedo jacket, DEPARTURE lead vocalist, Brian Williams, has an amazing singing voice, flawlessly matching Steve Perry’s vocal range and on-stage movements.

Uptown FunkWrapping up the series on Sept 24 is Uptown Funk – a tribute to Bruno Mars. Experience the group with their multitude of international platinum super hits such as “24K Magic,” ”Treasure” and “Uptown Funk”. This group is exciting, fresh, fun and unique...you won’t want to miss it!

Reserved tables for eight people are available for $140. Tables are limited to a first-come, first-served basis. You can reserve tables online www.ExperienceSnellville.com under “concerts.”

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Bid Released for Cobblestone Complex Repairs - Downtown Development Authority Bid

The Snellville Downtown Development Authority (‘DDA”) will receive sealed Bids for all material, labor,
equipment and services to successfully accomplish the following work: “Cobblestone Office Park Exterior
Capital Improvements ”. This work generally entails repairs and replacement of various selected exterior
facade materials; including carpentry services, window replacements, pressure washing and painting,
sidewalk repairs, sandblasting staircases and handrails, correcting ADA deficiencies and associated
work. Bids shall be on unit price basis. Project is funded with the DDA bond funds.

Please visit our Bid Page for more information.

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Snellville Days canceled indefinitely

Snellville Days, which took place annually at T.W. Briscoe Park, has been canceled indefinitely as organizers are evaluating ways to improve the event and integrate it with the ongoing plans at The Grove at Towne Center.

The festival had been canceled the last two years in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty of the virus has led to scheduling issues related to the event.

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Rezone paves way for North Road office building

North Road office building frontSNELLVILLE – Mayor and Council approved a rezoning measure which will make way for a two-story, 20,000-square-foot office building on North Road.

The building, to be located at 2165 North Road across from Eastgate Drive, was approved by a vote of 5-1 with Councilwoman Solange Destang casting the dissenting vote.

Alliance Engineering and Planning and PLG Partners, LLC requested the zoning change from BG (General Business) District to OP (Office Professional) District.

The zoning change was approved for the currently vacant 3.3-acre site with numerous staff recommended variances and conditions including stipulations the architectural design must be approved by the director of Planning and Development, there will not be electronic signage allowed on the site, and existing trees along the rear of the property must be maintained and protected.

 

Mayor and Council also:

 

  • Approved design services for the park maintenance facility in T.W. Briscoe Park with Croft for $141,700. Plans are to move the facility, currently located near the park basketball courts, to an area near the Public Works building. The move will make way for new facilities as outlined by the park’s Master Plan.

 

  • Approved a contract with Collaborative Infrastructure Services for $105,425 to conduct a sidewalk survey and design proposal to improve sidewalks and accessibility in the city.

 

  • Approved a resolution opposing Georgia House Bill 1093 and Georgia Senate Bill 494 and opposing limitations on a municipality’s authority to make housing, land use and zoning decisions within a local government’s geographical boundaries. At its core, city officials say the bills would remove local control of what type of housing can be built within city limits and allow corporations to buy property for long-term rental without city oversight.
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Roundabout construction at Clower Street and Wisteria Drive scheduled to begin Feb. 22

Wisteria Drive RoundaboutSNELLVILLE — Construction on the roundabout at Clower Street and Wisteria Drive will begin Feb. 22 as part of The Grove at Towne Center development project.

Construction is expected to be completed within three months. The roundabout will help traffic flow in the area. This is the first phase of several that will comprise roadway improvements on all four streets surrounding The Grove. All work is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2022.

Silt fencing will be erected along Wisteria Drive, followed by utility relocation, sidewalk replacement and construction of the actual roundabout – the city’s third.

Traffic lanes will not be shut down at any point during the construction but there will be periods of minor delays between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The Snellville Police Department’s entrance at the corner of Clower Street and Wisteria Drive will remain open throughout the construction.

Announcements of when traffic will be affected will be made as the information is released on the city’s website – Snellville.org – and the city’s Facebook page.

Mayor and Council awarded a contract to build the roundabout late last year. The $1.6 million contract to low bidder Ohmshiv of Lawrenceville also includes right in/right out access at North and Oak roads and curb/sidewalk improvements on all roads in the development. The cost of the construction will come from Special Local Option Sales Tax funds.

North Road from Oak Road to Wisteria Drive will be changed from a one-way to two-way street and a new signal will be added at the Wisteria Drive and North Road intersection.

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