Friday, March 15, 2013
In a letter to the editor, resident Lorry Jordan shares her experience along lower Johnson lake, recounting vividly the difficulties she has endured.
(Editor's note: the following is a letter sent to Snellville Patch by Summit Chase resident Lorry Jordan. It was originally sent to the Gwinnett County Quality of Life department. The views expressed in this op-ed do not reflect those of Snellville Patch.) *Warning: some of the photos included are graphic.) After over a year and a half of purposeful neglect (since October 2011) on this property I am writing concerning an extremely dangerous situation in Summit Chase Subdivision in Snellville. This past Saturday, my 10-year-old and 6-year-old grandson and I pulled a stray dog from the quick mud bordering our backyard. Less than a year ago a child was also retrieved by Gwinnett County Emergency Response who was up to his neck in this quick …
Monday, January 14, 2013
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 to the Snell
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: 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: New Business: Council Reports Mayor's Report Public Comments
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The council agrees that something must be done as soon as possible.
In a Dec. 10 work session, city manager Butch Sanders proposed three options concerning the broken pipe in the dam over Johnson Lake, in the Summit Chase subdivision. Residents of the neighborhood, along with concerned Snellville citizens, spoke up at a town hall meeting on Nov. 8. Some expressed the desire for the city to handle the problem, while others balked at the thought of taxpayer money going toward private property. The problem is fairly straightforward -- the internal mechanism is shot, according to city manager Butch Sanders. The matter of who will pay for the repairs is more complicated. In December of 2011, the lake was drained by order of the Summit Chase homeowners association, according to Summit Chase resident Lorry …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The City of Snellville will hold a town hall meeting to discuss the dam and drained lake in Summit Chase. The Mayor tried to dispel some possible misinformation and rumors on her Facebook page before the meeting takes place.
The City of Snellville will host a town hall meeting on Thursday, Nov. 8, to discuss the dam and lake at the Summit Chase subdivision. The public is invited to offer comments on the situation. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at city hall. Councilman Mike Sabbagh has urged the council to deal with the low water levels at the lake and subsequent rodents -- which the homeowners association at Summit Chase has attempted to deal with, according to HOA president Patricia Port-- as soon as possible, but other council members and Snellville residents question whether it should be city business at all. “It’s a community lake,” said Sabbagh. “The problem I see is that this is an environmental hazard. Some neighbors say rats are coming up to their …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Follow up: A town hall meeting is scheduled for Nov. 8 at 7 p.m..
"City of Snellville act now! Rats are nesting in empty lake bed." "Danger! Unsafe lake bed, keep out!" "Unsafe!!! Dead fish, buzzards, rats. How would you like this in your backyard? Fix the value - fix the lake!" These words are written on signage lining six homes in Summit Chase subdivision. Their backyards, which once butted up against a beautiful, full lake, now back up against mud, sludge and thick grass. Although the homeowner's association has trimmed the grass and allegedly destroyed a rat's nest, residents are requesting the city's assistance in getting the job done. More than anything, they want to see the water levels back to what they should be. Homeowner Lori Jordan claimed that her dog, a Westie, was attacked by a large rat …
Residents are asking for help from the city to solve their rodent problem, caused by a broken dam and low water levels.
Residents of the Summit Chase subdivision may have noticed a few irregularities in their neighborhood lately. First of all, the lake is much lower than it should be. The second is a symptom of the first – rodents. Rats. Big ones. Although City of Snellville staff have not seen the rats personally, it is something they take the residents’ word for, according to city manager Butch Sanders. “We also know it comes with living on a lake,” he said. Even when the lake is full, animals, including rats, are going to get into the bank of the lake. “It’s probably worse now,” added Sanders. During an Oct. 22 council meeting, Councilman Mike Sabbagh urged the city to handle the situation “ASAP.” “It’s a community lake,” he said. “The problem I see is …