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Loganville gives nod of thanks to volunteers

LOGANVILLE - City leaders expressed their gratitude to the many volunteers who recently donated their time and energy to projects in Destination Park, bringing the city's newest addition nearly to completion.

Team Depot, a group of volunteers from home improvement retail giant Home Depot, received a plaque and letter of appreciation from Mayor Ray Nunley.

"These people really went all out in an effort to open our park on time," Nunley said. Team Depot volunteers assembled 12 picnic tables for park patrons to use and enjoy.

The Loganville Women's Club presented a check to the city for $932, the cost of providing two park benches along future paved walking trails.

"I think the park will be enjoyed by many people for many years to come," Nunley said. "Everyone went the extra mile. We're very proud of that park."

According to city manager Bill Jones, Team Depot is already scouting other projects in the city, planning to donate more volunteer hours in the spirit of community involvement.

Budget nears approval

A second public hearing regarding the Loganville city budget for 2009-10 was held Thursday evening, putting the budget one step closer to approval.

The second reading of the upcoming fiscal year budget will be held at the June city council meeting, where it will likely be approved.

The budget includes an $8 million general fund and a $5 million enterprise fund, among other items.

Floodplain, flood damage prevention law revised

Councilman Michael Lynch advised Nunley and other council members Thursday that the city's floodplain and flood damage prevention ordinance will be revised to reflect more current information.

FEMA recently issued updated floodplain maps and other data that will be in effect beginning Monday, necessitating the ordinance amendment.

Planning and Development Director Pat Chapman made copies of the revised ordinance available to residents who attended Thursday's meeting.