By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great local journalism.
5 things to know from Tuesday's Cumming City Council meeting
City Hall

A storage business, repairs to a rock wall and new cyber protections were among items discussed at a recent city of Cumming meeting. All votes were 4-0, with Councilman Leis Ledbetter absent, unless otherwise noted.

Revocation moves ahead

It appears a vape shop in the city of Cumming will soon lose its license after local authorities found the store to be selling products to underage customers.

City officials said local police sent an underage customer into Rosy Enterprises Inc., doing business as King Puff, on Atlanta Highway after hearing multiple complaints of underage sales from members of the community.

“The city of Cumming based upon that set up an operation where it did an undercover buy using one of those juveniles,” said City Attorney Kevin Tallant. “That juvenile was searched before he did the buy. He had no contraband on him. He had two $20 bills on him.”

Tallant said the juvenile was able to make the purchase and police officers were able to identify one of the bills by its serial number.

An employee at the business previously pled guilty in city court to selling alternative tobacco products to a minor, and the city issued a notice of intent to revoke the license in early August with Tuesday’s meeting set as the appeal date.

In an email after the meeting, Tallant said the revocation would go into effect following approval of minutes at the next city council meeting.

Representatives with the store did not attend the meeting and could not be reached for comment.

CUP Approved

The city council approved a conditional use permit for a new outdoor storage facility on Buford Dam Road across the street from Advantage Drive.

City officials had questions on fencing, landscaping and other conditions. 

Greenway Easement

The city Council also approved allowing Forsyth County to do work on Phase 5 of the Big Creek Greenway as it goes through the city.

City Administrator Phil Higgins said the county needed an easement on 0.63 acres of city right of way along Hwy. 20. The city will still have access to water tanks in the area and the county will need to pay for any damage.

Cyber updates

Following a reported attack in weeks past, the council approved new cybersecurity measures. City officials said there was no information lost in the attack.

The city has 122 total servers and workstations and the new protections from SereneIT will cost $4,500 upfront and $1,400 a month.

Emergency repair

Mysterious damage to a rock wall along Veterans Memorial Road will soon be repaired.

“We don’t know what caused it,” said City Administrator Phil Higgins. “We’re thinking someone had to have hit it but there are no reports, no witnesses, no one knows for a fact who hit the wall.”

Higgins said the wall received “significant damage” and work would be done by Stonework Unlimited for about $11,000.