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Snellville leaders to sign off on Town Center visioning plan

SNELLVILLE — Residents and city leaders will reconvene again Tuesday to adopt a visioning plan for the city’s much-publicized Town Center. Tuesday’s presentation and reception will follow three previous public meetings and workshops in which city leaders, staff and planners offered and listened to ideas from anyone who wished to contribute.

The plan is to develop a master strategy for Town Center that addresses the needs and wants of Snellville residents, as well as attracts visitors and businesses to the area. According to mayor pro tem Barbara Bender, “We hope to come out with at least an idea of what the city can be in the future.” Bender has been a key player in driving the visioning process.

Pharris named 2010 Volunteer of the Year

Marcy Pharris was named Snellville’s 2010 Volunteer of the Year by proclamation during Monday night’s city council meeting. Pharris chairs the city’s Board of Appeals and is a familiar face at most Snellville events. She has also been an important force behind the city’s successful farmer’s market and is a proponent of programs that benefit the police department.

In lieu of an acceptance speech Monday, Pharris simply said, “Thank you.”