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Snellville Police Recognized by ATF, Governor's Office of Highway Safety

Here's a summary of Monday's city council meeting in Snellville.

(From left) Snellville Police Ofc. Neal Carter, Lt. Carey Roberts, Mayor Kelly Kautz and Chief Roy Whitehead pose after a proclamation was read recognizing the police department's first-place award by the GOHS. Credit: Erika Fleeman
(From left) Snellville Police Ofc. Neal Carter, Lt. Carey Roberts, Mayor Kelly Kautz and Chief Roy Whitehead pose after a proclamation was read recognizing the police department's first-place award by the GOHS. Credit: Erika Fleeman
The Snellville City Council and mayor met Monday (Dec. 9) for their last meeting of the year. 

Here's a breakdown of the meeting: 

-Members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were at the city council meeting to recognize Snellville Police Sergeant Bruce Swain, Officer. Neal Carter and Detective Laura Steele for their service in catching a man who was suspected of planning a terrorist attack on a Gwinnett County government building. Norcross resident Kevin Samuel Lahey had been caught allegedly shoplifting at the Snellville Walmart, but further investigation of his home linked him to the possession of weapons, stolen silencers, drugs and writings detailing the planned attack. 

-A proclamation was given to the Snellville Police Department for being awarded first place in its category at the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. 

-Several nominations for appointments for the Snellville Tourism and Trade Association, Snellville Public Arts Commission and the Urban Redevelopment Agency either failed or were approved, with controversy surrounding the nominations. Click here for the full story

-The council unanimously approved a contract for City Manager Butch Sanders to continue to serve for Snellville for the next three years. The mayor voted against it. Click here to read more. 

-The council and mayor approved 6-0 the 2014 Snellville Days agreement with JRM Management Services Inc. 

-The council and mayor also unanimously approved on making the revised 2013 five-year short-term work program an official amendment to the comprehensive plan. 

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