By Michelle Stewart | Staff Writer
After approving the agenda and minutes from its September meeting, the Sugar Hill City Council got down to business with both a presentation and a proclamation at its meeting on Monday, Oct. 10, 2022. Honored with the presentation of appreciation for his many years of service and dedication to the Downtown Development Authority, Marc Orcutt received a statue from the mayor and council. A proclamation was also read declaring October 2022 Recovery Month in the city of Sugar Hill. The theme of this month is “Recovery for Everyone.” October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which was designated at the September 2022 meeting.
The city issued 116 passports and 29 new business licenses for the month of September. City Clerk Jane Whittington reminded the community that renewals will be due soon and that the proper forms can be found on the city’s website. City Manager Paul Radford introduced two new employees who were recently welcomed to the Planning and Development Department, Claire Weatherly and Logan Winter.
In the area of public safety, Chief Marshal Diane King reported that September was a busy month for the Sugar Hill Marshal’s Office, with staff attending multiple training events and seminars. The marshals are now CPR certified again after completing recertification.
During the new business portion of the meeting, the council discussed new Downtown Development Authority appointments and unanimously approved three nominations for the DDA. Lexi Crosen, Mark Hagan and Mark Jernasen were appointed.
Also discussed was the alcohol code amendment for wine tastings. The amendment would delete section 6138 -a -1, which states that no more than 20% of gross revenue can come from wine sales. The amendment would allow the code to align with state law and would also require that a wine tasting cannot exceed four hours and may occur no more than 52 times per year, with participants not allowed to consume more than 5 ounces in a four-hour period. The Article 3 Amendment was unanimously approved by the council.
The Sugar Hill City Council’s next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at City Hall.