Sugar Hill hopes to close “gaps” in city limits. Light green areas are current Sugar Hill city limits, dark green are unincorporated areas of Greater Sugar Hill being considered for annexation. (Courtesy City of Sugar Hill)

Sugar Hill moves forward with efforts to close “gaps” in city limits

Sugar Hill held a meeting Nov. 19 to allow the community to learn more about the city’s efforts to bring together gaps in the city limits and to provide a basic analysis of the taxes and fees for a typical residence.

According to the city’s website, the county provides high quality public schools, libraries, courts, corrections, police, fire and emergency medical services. “We simply believe that, in areas such as parks & recreation, planning, zoning, code enforcement and storm water management, the city is better positioned to invest those resources into programs that benefit our own neighborhoods rather than getting distributed indirectly to other parts of the county.”

Earlier this year (March 2019), city and county leaders reached consensus on an area proposed for annexation into the city, closing the gaps surrounded by land already in the city. The city states, “It is not an effort to expand the city’s growth outward.”

The city has worked with the General Assembly to introduce legislation that incorporates those gaps into the official city limits. House Bill 687 which will be considered in the upcoming legislative session beginning Jan. 13, 2020.

Questions about the maps, services, taxes and fees associated with the possibility of annexation: Planning Director Kaipo Awana at kawana@cityofsugarhill.comor City Manager Paul Radford at pradford@cityofsugarhill.com.

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