Following a series of public hearings, Snellville’s Mayor and City Council voted to approve a millage rate of 4.588 mills. This is the sixth year in a row the city has adopted the same millage rate.
Snellville officials are asking residents to weigh in on the city’s proposed Unified Development Ordinance that is set to be adopted later this year.
Snellville is seeking input from residents on the proposed Unified Development Ordinance. The UDO brings together the city’s ordinances and regulations into one document making it easier for residents, builders and city officials to find information about land use, subdivisions, flood and environmental protection and building standards.
nellville has created the Towne Center Entertainment District, an area anchored by a forthcoming mixed-use development that will become the city’s new downtown.
The Snellville city council recently approved a $13,063,295 Fiscal Year 2021 balanced budget while trying to predict how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect city revenue. The city anticipates a 40 percent decrease in hotel/motel room tax, a 20 percent decrease in the Title Ad Valorem Tax and a 25 percent reduction in intangible taxes.
The City Council adopted a resolution that condemns racism and commits city departments, including the police department, to ensure a “culture of trust” exists between the city and residents. Fostering that culture is an attempt to improve race relations within Snellville.
“We are very proud of these young people and their commitment to raising awareness about critical issues affecting our society,” City Manager Butch Sanders said. “Snellville celebrates its diverse community and we are going to work to keep our neighbors together and continue to support minority-owned businesses.”
Due to concerns about COVID-19, Snellville has postponed the city’s Star Spangled Snellville celebration normally held on July 4. The event, complete with fireworks, food, entertainment and live music, will take place 3 to 9 p.m. Sept. 5 on the Towne Green.
The Snellville City Council passed a resolution condemning racism Monday night and committed to building a “culture of trust” between the city, its police department and residents.
“The Snellville Police Department is proud to partner with the Gwinnett Coalition allowing us to serve as a book donation site for the G.R.E.A.T. Little Minds program,” Snellville Police Chief Roy Whitehead said.