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Snellville agrees to buy acres of property

SNELLVILLE — Snellville City Council unanimously agreed Wednesday to offer to buy 10.7 acres of foreclosed property on Wisteria Drive for nearly $700,000.

The property is owned by Synovus, and if the bank accepts the deal, the city will agree to waive $11,000 in back-owed city taxes, City Manager Russell Treadway said.

Treadway said the site is a critical piece of property for the city’s town center visioning and master planning.

The council’s vote took place during a specially called meeting.