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Loganville joins upper Oconee water district

LOGANVILLE - Councilman Ray Nunley announced Thursday that Loganville has received official approval to opt out of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water District and join the upper Oconee water district.

These water planning district authorities assist local governments with stormwater management, waterway preservation and conservation efforts.

Earlier this year, Nunley was told that the city could not opt out of the Metro North Georgia district since part of Loganville is in Gwinnett County. Nunley has maintained that Loganville would be better represented in the upper Oconee district without having to take a "back seat" to larger municipalities such as Marietta and Roswell.

"The city will be better understood and served" in the upper Oconee district, according to Nunley.

Q&A forum for voters

Councilman Chuck Bagley informed residents Thursday that they will have a chance to ask questions and hear viewpoints of candidates for city council and state senate districts 17 and 46. The town hall-style event is scheduled at 7 p.m., Oct. 23 in the Loganville High School auditorium.

Advance voting for Loganville residents is Oct. 27 to Oct. 31. Election day is Nov. 4 from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. in the Rock Gym precinct on Main Street.

PD undergoing inspection

The Loganville Police Department will undergo a two-day inspection at the end of this month for state certification.

According to Police Chief Mike McHugh, his department has put in many hours preparing for this prestigious certification.

"I have a good feeling about it," said McHugh, who was quick to add that the process is detailed and thorough.

Public Works

superintendent retiring

Tony Ferguson, Loganville's Public Works superintendent for 18 years, is retiring.

Randall Casper, a 5-year public works employee, will take his place. Casper worked for the city's water department for about two years before joining Public Works.

Ferguson is retiring from the city's employ but will take a full-time position with the Army National Guard.