Sugar Hill approves intergovernmental agreements with Gwinnett County

In a meeting that lasted less than 30 minutes Monday, the Sugar Hill City Council approved two intergovernmental agreements with Gwinnett County.

One IGA calls for the Gwinnett County Board of Education to convey a small portion of land that fronts on West Broad Street in Sugar Hill to the city in exchange for a reduction of $1,000 a year for 10 years in the annual stormwater fee the board pays to the city.

Another IGA calls for Gwinnett County to continue to provide assistance in municipal elections.

At the request of attorney Luther Beck, an attorney for JW Trucks, the council agreed to table a request to rezone 2.77 acres at 5000 Nelson Brogdon Blvd. from general business and light manufacturing to light industrial.The company asked initially for the rezoning to offset the impact from property taken for the Ga. Highway 20 improvement project and to expand an existing auto sales business.

Beck asked for the delay in order to develop a plan that would be more favorable to both sides.

Under the consent agenda, the council approved an amendment to the city's Personnel Policies and Employees Manual to prevent harassment and workplace bullying.

The council also approved a proposal by the planning staff to update the city's zoning ordinances to comply with state mandated requirements that deal with green infrastructure and low impact development covering among other things parking requirements.

In other business, the council issued a proclamation recognizing Joshua Lorenz of Sugar Hill Boy Scout Troop 513 and his achievement of reaching the rank of Eagle Scout. Josh is a student at North Gwinnett High School, a member of the school's student council and Sugar Hill Baptist Church.