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City Council Meeting Agenda for Jan. 14

This meeting will include discussion on multiple contentious issues, including a "resolution of confidence" in former (or not, depending on who you ask) City Attorney Tony Powell, a resolution on the lower lake dam at Summit Chase and changes

Snellville City Council will meet Jan. 14 for a regularly scheduled meeting at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. A work session will be held at 6:30 p.m. The full notes can be found on the City's website

Work Session Discussion Items:

  • City emergency preparedness plan update
  • Official Snellville color/seal
  • Dates for sign tour
  • Snellville 101
  • Mock council meeting
  • Snellville town green
  • Opportunity zone update
  • Economic development update
  • LCI update
  • They will then go into executive session

Council Meeting Discussion Items:

Invited guest: Tom Ewing of the Snellville Historical Society

Department reports: Parks and Recreation advisory board (Gail Deal) and presentation of 2012 Audit Report (Jimmy Whitaker). 

Old Business:

  • 2nd reading - Consideration and action on ordinance to amend Chapter 6 governing alcohol to allow the sale of growlers in permitted locations
  • 1st reading - Consideration and action on ordinance to amend Chapter 6 governing alcohol, to provide for the serving of wine in an art shop within stated parameters and for other purposes.
  • 1st reading - Consideration and action on ordinance clarifying the scope of the Mayor's authority to participate in administrative affairs pursuant to section 3.10(e) of the City Charter
  • 1st reading - Consideration and action on Home Rule Ordinance to add section 5.16(c) to the Charter of the City of Snellville
  • 1st reading - Consideration and action on Home Rule Ordinance to add section 2.31 to the Charter of the City of Snellville
  • 1st reading - Consideration and action on Home Rule Ordinance to amend 3.11 of the Charter of the City of Snellville

New Business:

  • Consideration and action on Economic Development Commitment Statement
  • Mayor's nomination and council's confirmation of Jack Poles for the Downtown Development Authority Board appointment. 
  • Consideration and action on election of Mayor Pro Tem for 2013 (The Snellville Code requires that the Mayor Pro Tem be elected "at the beginning of each calendar year.)
  • Consideration and action on resolution of lower lake dam (involves language that would have the city pay $30,800 for the "slip lining of the 112' of drainage pipe under Timberline Drive and incent the Summit Chase HOA to secure financing for lake restoration, up to and inclusive of a potential City guarantee on the note, with stipulations.)
  • Consideration and action on resolution asking the general assembly to support changes to the City of Snellville Charter
  • Consideration and action on ethics complaint filed by Russ Nuspliger, representing Gwinnett Ethics
  • Consideration and action on resolution of confidence in Anthony O.L. Powell

Council Reports

Mayor's Report

Public Comments

  • George Anderson
Bill Palmer January 14, 2013 at 12:32 PM
Ms. Huskey....you have an uncanny ability to write unintelligible snippets of useless data: "growlers"?? "lower lake dam"?? "Gwinnett Ethics"?? If you are going to waste all your time and ours, please try and be a bit clearer in your writing.
j miller January 14, 2013 at 01:33 PM
Hey Mr. Palmer, here are a few definitions: Growler: larger bottle used to pour beer at a "retail location". Lower Lake Dam: the dam on the lower lake, and Gwinnett Ethics: probably the name of a ethics watchdog group. I read the article and figured out the agenda and I've never been to a meeting. (and based on what I've heard of the proceedings) don't think I'll waste my time. But I'm curious what is your agenda. If you honestly don't understand these terms, then I'm glad I could help, but if you are just writing to be nasty, then how about you take your own advice and don't waste Ms. Huskey's time. As my momma said: "if you don't have something useful to add to discussion, then go clean your room."
Crystal Huskey (Editor) January 14, 2013 at 01:39 PM
Hi Mr. Palmer. Unfortunately that's all the information I have. I don't write the agenda, it's provided by the city.
Brenda Lee January 14, 2013 at 04:04 PM
Crystal, will you be live blogging the council meeting?
Crystal Huskey (Editor) January 14, 2013 at 04:08 PM
Yes, I will.
Michelle Couch January 14, 2013 at 04:34 PM
My thoughts exactly, j miller! Thanks for articulating them so very clearly. Crystal, I look forward to the live blog. Thank you for the exceptional coverage and job that you do - haters be darned! You may be there all night, I 'm afraid!

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