News Line for Snellville

Snellville Recycling Center gets boost from deal with kidney foundation
The Snellville Recycling Center will see a more than $10,000 annual revenue bump thanks to a recent agreement with American Kidney Services (AKS).
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Snellville’s Grace Baptist Church protests buffer variance request
Members and supporters of Grace Baptist Church turned out in numbers for Monday’s City Council meeting to demonstrate opposition to buffer variance requests made by the owner of an adjoining property.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Settlement offered in Snellville mayor vs. council trial
Snellville’s mayor and council could settle a lawsuit between elected officials Wednesday.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Snellville passes $10 million-plus budget
City manager Butch Sanders presented a proposed budget for 2015 fiscal year to Mayor Kelly Kautz and council members on Monday, which was passed unanimously. The $10,364,300 budget reflects a 1.1 percent increase over last year, according to Sanders, and is balanced as required by law.
Source: Gwinnett Herald

Rental car tax approved in Snellville
Rental car taxes in Snellville will soon support the city’s tourism expenses.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Rental car tax to support Snellville tourism, trade
Snellville officials have approved a 3 percent excise tax on rental vehicles.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

Snellville leaders, staff crafting solicitation ordinance
Snellville Councilwoman Diane Krause said Monday that city leaders and staff members are currently working on a door-to-door solicitation ordinance. According to Krause, the ordinance is being written and will eventually be considered for adoption to protect families as well as solicitors.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Snellville honors fallen police dog
By way of resolution Monday, Snellville mayor Kelly Kautz and city council members honored Euro, a police dog that died on April 2.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Snellville Veterans Memorial set for completion next month
Snellville’s Veterans Memorial is beginning to take shape. While officials had hoped to celebrate the new memorial on Veterans Day last November, the project is now on track for a Memorial Day weekend opening, said Mayor Pro Tem Tom Witts.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Snellville DDA to host parliamentary class
Snellville’s Downtown Development Authority, along with Snellville Tourism and Trade and the city’s Urban Redevelopment Authority, will host a class on Roberts Rules of Order, the recognized guide for running meetings and conferences fairly and respectfully.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Sugar Hill, Snellville, Suwanee make homeownership list
Three Gwinnett cities were recognized in the top 10 best places for homeownership in Georgia, according to NerdWallet.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Snellville signs project to help brand city
The city where everybody’s somebody will soon go through a brandng campaign.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Snellville Tourism and Trade Association gearing up for warm weather
Kelly McAloon, executive director of Snellville Tourism and Trade, outlined several upcoming city events for mayor Kelly Kautz and city council members on Monday. With warmer weather just around the corner, McAloon said that Snellville’s award-winning Farmer’s Market will soon be open.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Snellville officials offer training on meeting rules
After watching the city council and mayor battle it out in public forums, officials in Snellville are planning to educate themselves on the rules to conducting meetings.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Snellville council to consider hiring parliamentarian
Snellville’s council session ended quickly Monday. But unlike a fiery retreat that ended in a dozen minutes less than two weeks ago, this meeting’s speed was not due to disagreement.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Rules rejected, but Snellville council retreat to go on
Snellville’s city officials will participate in a strategic planning retreat Friday despite the council rejecting rules that would have put discussions on the city manager and city clerk dispute off the table.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Improvements planned for Snellville’s Briscoe Park, Town Green
Councilman Bobby Howard announced Monday that planned improvements for the city’s Town Green are still on the radar, and that city staff have the council’s approval to move ahead with gathering cost estimates.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post