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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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City mourns loss of beloved employee Allan Snipes

Allan SnipesThe city has lost a beloved employee as James “Allan” Snipes passed away Sunday.

He was 58.

“Public Works is missing a co-worker as well as a friend,” Public Works Director Gaye Johnson said. “Allan had a love for our city and strived to help make it the best it could be. Once he was hired it didn’t take long for us to realize Allan had a lot of skills he was willing to share. He moved up quickly and was dedicated throughout his time here.  Over the years laughing with Allan and his dry sense of humor made memories we will all cherish. We know he’s in a peaceful better place.

Snipes is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Sherri Jackson Snipes; children, Kyle Snipes , Molly (Tyler) Plunkett and Nicole Snipes; parents, Duggan and Alice Snipes; and brother, Eric (Debra) Snipes.

Snipes was self-employed as a contractor for many years before serving the city as Public Works Project Manager. He was a South Gwinnett graduate, Class of 1980. Following High School he attended DeKalb Community College.

He attended Snellville Church of Christ, loved hunting and restoring vintage cars and motorcycles.

The Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held at 1 p.m., Oct 9 at Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel, 3705 Highway 78 West. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12 p.m. until the time of service.

Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com.

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SGHS Alumni Game features three players drafted by Major League teams

SGHS baseballAn alumni between South Gwinnett High School baseball players will showcase the athletic talent that can be found right here in Snellville.

Montrell Marshall was drafted out of high school by the Cincinnati Reds and was most recently playing Independent Ball. Chad Smith was drafted out of SGHS by the Texas Rangers and Caberea Weaver is currently with the Chicago White Sox organization.

The impressive list of Major League Baseball-caliber players are a part of the alumni game which takes place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the school.

SGHS Baseball Head Coach Ryan Patterson played at the school from 2009-2013 and hopes people come to support the school’s players – past and present.

“Because I played here and know what this program can be, as well as wanting the community involved with what we are trying to do here, we will be hosting the first annual Alumni South Gwinnett Baseball Game,” Patterson said. “We would love for you to come out and watch us see if we still have it, I will definitely be stealing an at bat at some point. 

There will also be a raffle for a Navy Blue Yeti Cooler with South Baseball engraved on it. The winner will be announced at the game. Tickets are $5 and you can buy them by contacting Patterson at Ryan.Patterson@gcpsk12.org.

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City officials still looking for input on T.W. Briscoe Park Master Plan Phase III

Pate Lake FountainSNELLVILLE – City officials are looking for input on what residents would like to see at T.W. Briscoe Park regarding the park’s Master Plan update.

Attendees will have an opportunity to pick prequalified items or improvements they’d like to see at the park – some of those improvements include a gymnasium, hiking trails, more tennis/pickleball courts, updated basketball courts, accessible playground and indoor meeting rooms. The public input meeting is designed to identify the needs of the community as part of Phase III of the park’s Master Plan update.

The meeting will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Briscoe Park Office, 2500 Sawyer Parkway, in the Betty McMichael room.

If residents are unable to attend in person, park officials encourage the public to join the meeting via Microsoft Teams at https://bit.ly/3n8Rkth.

“Once we get feedback from this meeting we will buckle down, move onto building design and logistics of items that are of high priority as relayed from the public in this meeting,”’ said Parks & Recreation Director Lisa A Platt, CPRP. 

After the designs and specific items are determined, the Park Advisory Board, then the Mayor and Council, must approve the proposals and then funding sources must be determined.

“We want residents to come to the Sept. 30 meeting and let us know what they want to see at the park,” Platt said. “We depend on residents’ input to make these changes. If you’d like to see something at the park, please attend the meeting and let us know.”

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