Monday, March 11, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
SNELLVILLE -- City leaders Monday evening passed a resolution extending a moratorium on accepting new permit applications for assisted living facilities, group homes, personal care homes and community living arrangements. According to Councilman Dave Emanuel, state and federal regulations regarding these types of homes have changed, and the city needs more time to review and adjust their ordinances in order to remain in compliance.
The moratorium has been extended through May 30.
Ethics complaints still to be resolved
Emanuel said Monday that an ethics complaint filed against Councilman Mike Sabbagh by Russ Nuspliger with Gwinnett Ethics will hopefully be resolved between the two parties and not in an open forum, which would cause further divisiveness among Snellville leaders.
An item that appeared on Monday's council meeting agenda was tabled, with Emanuel asking that the matter be tabled pending a resolution between Gwinnett Ethics and Sabbagh.
City manager presents report
City Manager Butch Sanders presented a report to Snellville's mayor and council Monday, stressing his emphasis on economic development within the city. According to Sanders, he, Police Chief Roy Whitehead, Economic Development Manager Eric Van Otteren and City Planner Jon Davis meet weekly to review new business licenses and building permits, among other economic indicators.
"I hope the economy picks up, and we're looking forward to building recruitment and relationships," Sanders said in his update to city officials.