LOGANVILLE -- The city of Loganville will purchase five new fully equipped police cars, thanks to a $165,000 check from Gwinnett as part of the Service Delivery Strategy settlement, and in part to confiscated resources from drug dealers.
According to Police Chief Mike McHugh, his department was already planning to purchase two vehicles; when the SDS funds and confiscated drug funds became available, he decided to invest in five cars.
"We could really use these vehicles; they'll make a big difference in Loganville," McHugh said Thursday. "We're putting this money to very good use."
Fire department to host simulation wreck
At 1:15 p.m. April 26 at Loganville High School's stadium, the city of Loganville fire department will demonstrate a car wreck for high school juniors and seniors.
According to Fire Chief Danny Roberts, the scheduled date is "right before prom, and we hope students will understand the effects of their decisions."
Market to open
Councilwoman Michelle Lynch announced Thursday that the Broad Street Country Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon beginning Saturday and continuing through July 7.
"This will be a small, intimate local market for homegrown and homemade products," Lynch said.
The market will be located in the parking lot at City Hall.
Gateway sign donated
Lynch also announced Thursday that the gateway sign and landscaping on U.S. Highway 78 entering Loganville was donated by the Loganville Women's Club.
Mayor explains veto
Mayor Ray Nunley explained his recent veto of the council vote to waive water and sewer tap fees for Loganville First Baptist Church.
Last month, Pastor Wayne Naugle requested a special-use permit from the city for storage trailers on the church property to be used for assisting families in need with food and clothing. When the council voted to approve the permit, the vote also provided for waiving of tap fees, a move which Nunley claimed was against city law.
During Thursday's council meeting, a second vote again approved the permit for the trailers but did not waive the tap fees.