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Lake repairs nearly complete in Snellville

SNELLVILLE — Snellville City Manager Butch Sanders announced Monday that the long-awaited repairs to Lower Johnson Lake in the Summit Chase subdivision are almost finished.

“I’m pleased to report that the contractor has made great strides on the repair,” Sanders said. “We’re probably a week away, with good weather, from being done, pulling our siphon out of the lake and refilling it.”

City to lease portion of old police department parking lot

Mayor Pro Tem Tom Witts announced Monday that a portion of the parking lot adjacent to the city’s old vacant police headquarters building will be leased to an RV dealer. The lease agreement will bring $1,500 per month, $or $18,000 per year, into the city’s coffers.

City controller earns award

Jan Burke, controller for the city of Snellville, earned a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting. This is the second time Burke has been awarded this distinction.

“We really appreciate the effort she puts for this city,” Sanders said.

‘Doors to Homes and Hope’ on display in city

The Snellville Arts Commission has brought to the city an outdoor art exhibit called “Doors to Homes and Hope.” These doors, painted and embellished works of art, will be sold to interested bidders.

Snellville joins host city Norcross, along with the partner cities of Suwanee and Duluth, in this effort to bring awareness to the growing problem of homelessness in Gwinnett County. The doors have been created by 140 local artists in support of Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity, Gwinnett ReStore and ArtWorks! Gwinnett. The exhibit is on display on the lawn of Snellville City Hall.