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April 12, 2021— Sugar Hill Mayor Steve Edwards called the April Sugar Hill Council meeting to order at promptly 7:30 p.m. at the Sugar Hill City Hall.

Council Member Brandon Hembree announced a proclamation to the Gwinnett Recycles organization and its founder, Laura Hernandez, for their work in encouraging natural resources, creating well-paying manufacturing jobs and preventing and cleaning pollution. Their work affects every city in Gwinnett County.

In council reports, council member Brandon Hembree gave a shout-out to the Historic Preservation Society, which is responsible for maintaining the historic cemetery and other city artifacts.

Council member Marc Cohen reminded residents to complete the online survey presented to the Gwinnett County Public School community in helping select the new superintendent.

Mayor Steve Edwards is thankful for the momentum building up downtown Sugar Hill as it gets warmer outside.

City Manager Paul Radford gave the management report for the month of March. Overall first quarter activity 2021 is down approximately 24 percent. E Center gym membership has reached 12,000 and the splash park reopened April 7.

City Clerk Jane Whittington reminded residents to take a look at a number of employment opportunities presented on the Sugar Hill website.

Megan Carnell has recently assumed the responsibility of economic development director. In her report, she announced the live shows occurring every other Wednesday in downtown and monthly movie nights at the Eagle.

Youth Council member Milen Patel gave the monthly student report. The council is researching housing studies within the city and working on a student podcasting channel titled, “In the Councilroom.”

In citizen and guest comments, there was a request to lower the speeding limit outside Broad Street and Level Creek Road. The citizen requests either speed bumps or a legal reduction of the speed limit.

In new business, the council approved a right of way request for The Preserve at Addison Woods subdivision.

The Sugar Hill Historic Preservation Society will appoint a new board of directors.

The Gwinnett Department of Transportation will create a right-of-way and multiuser trail connecting Peachtree Industrial Boulevard with Sugar Hill Station commercial center. The expense would be covered using a SPLOST program.

The city will host a general election on Nov. 2, 2021, to fill two council seats and elect a mayor. The city will provide its election equipment to facilitate the process.

This concluded the regular meeting. The council and staff went into executive session.

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