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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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Snellville Citizens Academy looking for applicants to 31st session

CPA logoSNELLVILLE - Applications are being accepted for the 31st session of the Snellville Citizens Police Academy.

The Snellville Police Department is offering the class in order to strengthen the bond of friendship and cooperation between citizens and police. The 10-week class begins March 10 and ends May 12. The class is designed to help citizens gain a better understanding of the risks and responsibilities of the city’s police officers. Some of the classes included in this training are on domestic violence, traffic stops, building searches and narcotics. This class also includes a ride-a-long program with a Snellville police officer.

Applications must be returned no later than 5 p.m. March 4 to the department at 2315 Wisteria Drive.

Space is limited and applications must be filled out completely and notarized. Applicants will be notified via e-mail or phone call as to the status of their application.

Call 770-985-3555 for more information.

 

 

 

 

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Briscoe Park clean-up day set for Feb. 5

Girl paintingSNELLVILLE – Calling all volunteers!

There will be a clean-up day at T.W. Briscoe Park Feb. 5. The event, which is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the park, located at 2500 Sawyer Parkway, replaces the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service which was canceled due to inclement weather.

“This is a great way for the community to come together and make T.W. Briscoe Park more beautiful, cleaner and safer,” said Parks and Recreation Director Lisa A Platt, CPRP. “We encourage any individual or group to come out to help make the park look its best.

Volunteers will be painting, laying mulch, cleaning out scupper drains amongst other projects.

Pre-registration for the event is required. Call the park office to sign up at 770-985-3535 or send an email bwarner@snellville.org with the number of those volunteering, their ages and a contact telephone number.

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Bid Released for Annual Lawn Care Maintenance

REQUEST FOR SEALED BID
Lawn Care Maintenance for the City of Snellville (Bid# PW220119)  
CITY OF SNELLVILLE, GEORGIA
January 19, 2022

The City of Snellville (City) is soliciting competitive sealed 
bids for the lawn care maintenance in the City of Snellville, 
Georgia. Sealed bids for the award of this contract will be 
accepted at Snellville City Hall, 2342 Oak Road until 2:00 p.m. 
local time on February 17, 2022.

Visit our Bid Page for more information.

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Gwinnett, Snellville officials break ground on new library and educational space

Council breaks ground on new library
From left, Assistant City Manager Matt Pepper, Councilman Tod Warner, Mayor Pro Tem Dave Emanuel, Mayor Barbara Bender, and council members Gretchen Schulz and Cristy Lenski, toss dirt at the groundbreaking of the new Elizabeth Williams Library at The Grove at Towne Center.
Photo courtesy of Gwinnett County Government

Gwinnett County leaders joined officials from the city of Snellville and the Gwinnett County Public Library to break ground on a new library and educational space in downtown Snellville.

Once complete, the new Elizabeth Williams Branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library will replace the existing branch on Lenora Church Road.

The two-story building will house the library on the first floor while the second floor will be operated by the city for educational uses.

Gwinnett County and the city of Snellville are jointly funding the $10.2 million project using 2017 SPLOST program dollars.

Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Nicole Hendrickson acknowledged the importance of SPLOST funding in allowing the County to keep up with the demands of our growing population.

“This building will serve as a hub for knowledge, culture, literacy and business, all in the heart of the city of Snellville,” said Hendrickson. “Because of SPLOST, we’re able to reinvest in our community and provide high-quality facilities that will become centers for learning and innovation in the future.”

District 3 Commissioner Jasper Watkins celebrated the collaboration with the city of Snellville that made the facility possible. 

“This new facility is a great example of what can be achieved when local governments collaborate for the benefit of our residents,” said Watkins. “Downtown Snellville is undergoing transformative growth, and the new library will fit right in with a convenient location and state-of-the-art space that will entice patrons to experience the library’s world-class resources.”

Snellville Mayor Barbara Bender expressed her excitement about the facility’s contributions to Snellville’s Towne Center.

“I would like to express our heartfelt thank you to the Library Board of Trustees and our Gwinnett County Commissioners for their willingness to relocate the Snellville library branch to be an integral part of the activity here in the Towne Center,” said Bender. “This library and business center will give people of all ages a reason to come to The Grove and participate in civic life together and add to the history of our community in a modern way.”

Gwinnett County Public Library Board of Trustees Secretary JT Wu also shared his excitement about sharing the new library’s resources with residents.

"Designed as a best-in-class innovative hub with the latest in resources and creative technologies, this new branch symbolizes the best that Gwinnett County has to offer — an inclusive and top-tier educational resource that caters to the unique needs of our growing and diverse population,” said Wu. “All of us here at the library are thankful to be partnering with so many forward-looking leaders at the County, the city of Snellville, the Library Foundation and more who recognize that investing in education, doubling down on progress and fully supporting our staff and our cities is the pathway to building an even greater Gwinnett."

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