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Sugar Hill

City seeking input on Chattahoochee River District

Sugar Hill will conduct a Chattahoochee River District public information meeting 6 to 8 p.m. July 14 in Council Chambers at Sugar Hill City Hall, 5039 West Broad St.

The city owns about 260 acres bordered by Richland Creek to the north, Ga. Highway 20 to the south, Suwanee Dam Road to the east, and the Chattahoochee River Park to the west. This meeting will allow the city to receive input from the community that will help develop a concept plan for future uses of the land.

Planning documents and maps that will assist the public prior to the meeting: www.tinyurl.com/SugarHillRiverDistrict.

The drop-in open house will begin with a short introduction, followed by opportunities to ask questions and share ideas. Masks are recommended and social distancing will control the number of people in the room.

KAREN HUPPERTZ FOR THE AJC

Snellville

City votes to deny auto repair shop on E. Main Street

Following a second public hearing on June 22, the Snellville City Council voted to deny changes to zoning and a conditional use permit that would have allowed for the construction and operation of an automotive repair shop at 2001 E. Main St.

The applicant, Valbona (Tony) Aziri, was seeking to make repairs to the existing structure on the 1.1-acre lot which his wife would use to operate a flower shop. Behind the existing structure and towards the middle of the property the applicant hoped to construct a 3,200-square-foot building with one drive-thru service bay for auto service and repair.

Kim Maddox, whose property is directly behind the lot in question, expressed concerns about future noise and light pollution, as well as flooding onto her lot from the removal of trees and possible contaminants from chemicals used in auto repair.

Despite Planning Commission approval with numerous conditions, the council moved to deny the request.

KAREN HUPPERTZ FOR THE AJC

UPCOMING

  • Lilburn Sprinkler Days. 10 a.m. to noon every Wednesday in July. City Park, 76 Main St., Lilburn. Children must be supervised by an adult. Social distancing and cloth face coverings are encouraged. CityOfLilburn.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=951
  • Online: Gwinnett Chamber – Gwinnett Leadership Organization for Women (GLOW) Webinar Series: Increasing Productivity, Advancing Leadership and Making Drama Disappear. 2-2:45 p.m. July 14. Best-selling author Shaunti Feldhahn will be the speaker. Register: web.GwinnettChamber.org/events
  • In-Person or Online: Gwinnett Chamber – On Topic: Mid-Year Economic Update with Dr. Alfie Meek. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 15. The 1818 Club, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Third Floor, Duluth. The speaker is the director of the Center for Economic Development Services at the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2). The online event includes 20 minutes of networking before the speaker begins and a $20 gift card to Marlow's Tavern. Register: web.GwinnettChamber.org/events