Thursday, January 10, 2013
Rep. Dar'shun Kendrick addresses concerns expressed by residents of District 93 regarding a lack of town hall meetings in Gwinnett.
(Editor's note: the following is a letter to the editor from State Rep. Dar'shun Kendrick.) I have heard from many of you your concern about my vigorous support of a series of town hall meetings that were planned in DeKalb County but no indication of when I would host a town hall meeting in Gwinnett. Please allow me to succinctly address those concerns. I will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting in Gwinnett, possibly along with other legislators, in February, after I obtain a good grasp of the issues under the Gold Dome. However, let me explain briefly the reason for my constant promotion of the town hall meetings in DeKalb. First, the town hall meetings in DeKalb and not being hosted by me personally but by the DeKalb House Delegation. I am …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
A new SUV for Snellville Police was approved, as well as a vacuum/sewer truck to clean out clogged drains.
Items of note during the work session: Regular Business and Public Hearing: Jacob Tzegaegbe, a Shiloh High grad and Georgia Tech student, was honored by the city for receiving the Marshall scholarship. The scholarship is given to U.S. students pursuing post-secondary education in England. Tzegaegbe will study civil engineering at the University College in London. Old Business New Business
Anderson originally filed ethics complaints against Mayor Pro Tem Tom Witts.
At the advice of the city attorney, Tony Powell, the City of Snellville has filed a lawsuit against ethics watchdog George Anderson. Anderson filed numerous ethics complaints against Mayor Pro Tem Tom Witts earlier this year, alleging that Witts had violated his oath of office when he was sworn in. His violation, according to Anderson, was failing to declare that he owed back taxes. When George Anderson heard that the suit had been filed, he responded in a Dec. 4 email by saying the council was "wasting taxpayer funds during a down economy," and that they should be "ashamed." Anderson's Ethics in Government group was recently dissolved, with Anderson citing health issues as the reason for his quasi-retirement. Powell, along with …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The certificate is the highest form of recognition possible in the field of governmental accounting and financial reporting.
(Editor's note: The following is a press release from the city of Snellville.) The Mayor and Council are proud to announce that the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Snellville by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. An award of Financial Reporting Achievement has been awarded to the individual(s), department or agency designated by the government as …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The decision was advised by the Planning Commission and approved during last night's council meeting.
The decision to place a moratorium on group homes in Snellville came after CHRIS Home Properties, LLC, requested a zoning variance for the group home for foster children at 2552 Poplar Street. CHRIS Homes requested that the house be given a Conditional Use Permit during the last scheduled Planning Commission meeting. They also requested a variance from an ordinance that requires a group home to sit on at least one acre of land. The property on Poplar Street sits on a little over half an acre. The submission of the application comes after a Feb. 27, 2012, decision that requires group homes of this type to obtain a Conditional Use Permit to operate. To date, the group home operating as CHRIS Kids, Inc., does not have such a permit approved, …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Sanders looks forward to bringing his years of experience to Snellville and becoming a part of the community.
New City Manager James “Butch” Sanders was born and raised in South Florida, but has lived and worked in Georgia since attending the University of Georgia. After earning a degree in economics and political science, the city of McDonough hired him as their very first city manager. (He earned a graduate degree in Public Administration soon after.) “It was very fortunate for me to start out in a position like that,” said Sanders. “I did everything from load the Coke machine to run the water plant.” He hit the ground running and learned a lot during his nearly six years in Henry County. When the opportunity came up to accept a position as the Chief Administrative Officer for Dalton, Ga., he and his family decided it was the right place at the …