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Dacula’s New Councilman Has Fresh Ideas and Is Willing to Listen to You

City councilman Hubert Wells is ready to listen, stand up and speak out for Dacula.

The newest member of the Dacula City Council has a fresh outlook on how to make our city a better place to live and is ready to listen to you. Councilman Hubert Wells knows that this position gives him the opportunity to have a great impact on our community.

“I have the ability to stand up and speak out for what I think is right,” councilman Wells said, “and I am always willing to listen to anybody’s opinion regardless of whether it is one I like or not. They might have a good point, and they might change my mind on something.”

Councilman Wells says that the most rewarding part of his new position is being able to help the citizens of Dacula, and he wants to hear what you have to say.

“I like people to call me and voice their opinion,” Wells explained. “Otherwise, how do we know what the people want?”

Communication is obviously key for Wells. He not only wants to hear from citizens, he wants to make sure that people are informed.

“One of the things I would like to accomplish is a computerized sign at city hall,” he said, “that way we can let the people in the city know what is going on.”

Wells cares about the people of Dacula, and he believes everyone is important.

“One of the big things that I want to be able to do is treat our city employees like human beings,” the councilman said. “We have good people that work hard, and they deserve to be paid well.”

Keeping our city clean is another major concern that Wells is determined to tackle with his new seat on city council.

“My vision is to increase capacity of our maintenance department to be able to take care of keeping our city clean,” he said. “We also need to get the whole city on sewer. It is going to take a lot of money and a lot of time. Time we have, but the money is a different situation, especially in these economic times.”

Traffic is another issue that councilman Wells wants to address. While traffic concerns here in Dacula are minimum compared to other parts of the county, there are still certain problem areas.

“I want to decrease the traffic situations that we have here whenever we can,” he said. “The unfortunate problem with traffic in Dacula is that the roads that give us the most problems do not belong to us. We are at the mercy of the state and county on some things.”

Wells has lived in Dacula since 1991 and owns his own plumbing business. His dedication to serve our community is driven by the fact that he lives here, works here and simply enjoys our city and its people.

“I am in the plumbing business, so I get to know a lot of people through my work,” Wells said. “Dacula is a wonderful community, and we have great people here. I just want to do my part to make our city a better place to live.”

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Cynthia Montgomery February 28, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Hi Herbert! Congrats on the election. My question is, at the debate you mentioned you were against the building of apartments in Dacula for fear of bringing in the "wrong type of people." Apartments, poorly planned, do burden the school systems as did HM & AF. But, they offer clean & safe housing for many upstanding citizens. My daughters have finished college, are gainfully employed, and want to live in the community they grew up in. However, they do not want to cut grass, deal with a leaking roof, or pay for a house in a declining market. They don't want to pay $180,000 only to see it drop to $145,000. Dacula is placed within two major highways, Hwy 316 & I-85. It is a great place to rent until they want the problems & pleasures of home ownership. Why do you feel that they or a family that has lost their home is not welcome in Dacula, in an upscale apartment complex? At this time they are living in a new beautiful, community with; walking trails, pet paths, heated pool, clubhouse, workout room, & awesome guest room, (which we have enjoyed for football games & birthday parties) and a gated entrance. I feel more secure with them there than in a house within the city limits of Dacula costing about the same in rent. What aversion do you have to apartments for fellow citizens. Why should they have to live in a neighboring city when they grew up here & want to live here. The Council decides who builds & what quality is built. The "I GOT MINE" mentality must go!
Diane February 28, 2012 at 07:48 PM
@cynthia You don't live in the Dacula City limits, correct? If you don't why not get apartments in Hamilton Mill? PS The man's name is Hubert, not Herbert, just like Its not Stan the Land Man, Its Sam
Cynthia Montgomery February 28, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Diane, I was addressing Hubert, as he requested questions from citizens above. I have owned a home in Dacula for 25 years. I am interested in anything that happens in the city or the extended town of Dacula. We share schools,parks,roads.& we share zip codes yet you want to draw a line if I do not lay my head in the city at night. That is so "US against THEM! The "Old Dacula" is gone with the wind forever. I value my home investment in Dacula. I believe a good citizen is involved in their community not just their street! Anything that affects my taxes in Dacula or my investment in the town is important to me. When my City of Dacula taxes are due, the Mayor & Hubert expect me to pay up - just like you, & the other fine citizens of Dacula. They make no distinction because I also own outside of the city limits. Diane, are you saying that only certain people CAN care about the City of Dacula? Are you saying I can pay my taxes but to zip up? Is taxation without representation alive in Dacula? WAIT Diane...Is there a new law that says I don't have to pay taxes on my property in Dacula if I own property outside of Dacula as well? Well, is there? Taxation without representation - - -brave people fought for this principal before me. Reunion has townhomes! They offer their aging citizen an option for no grass cutting, master on main & quality homes. I wish HMill did. HMill Manor did & they sold out. So, I repeat Hubert, what is your stand on apartments-townhomes in Dacula?
Diane February 29, 2012 at 01:45 PM
You have a right to your opinion, but you certainly do not speak for everyone in Dacula. My other point was that you tend to change peoples names, whether intentional or not, it is not respectful.
Cynthia Montgomery February 29, 2012 at 02:11 PM
I do have the right to speak, as do you, as does everyone in our city & country. I change people's names for journalistic reasons. I will always remember Stan the Land Man because of what he did in our city. Stan is a unassuming name, as is Diane or Cynthia. Stan became know for his fight with the city about his land, did he not? Stan was about the land. Stan's issue was his land. Stan asked for help for his land. Stan became the Land Man. It was just chance that Stan was involved with land because Stan the House Man or Stand the Tax man would not have caught on. Stan can be proud of his fight with the city. He can also be proud of his part in the beautiful community space we citizens now have to enjoy instead of that broken down eyesore building. To have a vision is admirable, to see a vision come to past is leadership. I thank the one who kept the cool head & kept working with Stan until the chore was complete for that is leadership. I change names so that readers can catch up quickly on my blogs weeks or months later even when the topic is long over, Like You Just DId! The first time I every gave a nick name to another person was 40 years ago at the IHOP. Our cook's name was Stan. He got the job done during our rushes. He was handsome. He could put out 10 orders correctly without a ruffled feather,we called him STAN THE MAN! He loved it, it was a sign of respect for his talents. People have different opinions.Agreement is never 100%. I speak for myself as do you Diva D!
Diane February 29, 2012 at 02:36 PM
AHEM, once again, his name is Sam, MR. HINTON to you.
Cynthia Montgomery February 29, 2012 at 02:40 PM
SORRY Diva D, He will always be Sam the Land man to me! Or I could call him the Silver Fox but then no one would remember his fight against the city about his land. Humor me, DIva D, this is not a big deal in the grand scheme of life. Relax and enjoy your day, I know I will!
Diane February 29, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Now you say he will always be Sam the land man to you. Thought it was Stan the Land man. Are we back peddling? When you refer to people, please refer to them in a respectful way. What you have done is not respectful and shows little thought about the person.
Cynthia Montgomery February 29, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Diva D, Why so worrisome? You would not be happy if I called him President Stan or King Sam. I appreciate you following my blogs yet, unless Sam the Land Man is back up at city hall fighting another windmill, I am on to the new development trying to come into Dacula. Sam the Land Man is old news. I am interested in the views of our leaders on the new PUD trying to get into Dacula. I have been here & know what went right with HM & AF, I want the leaders of our community to sidestep problems that the PUD caused for the community & to make sure Dacula is covered so we do not have school trailers for years to come. I believe HM was & is a wonderful asset to Dacula, as is AF. They brought in high end housing, designed growth, educated tax payers, community building spenders, education demanding parents, & are excellent neighbors. In exchange we got trailers&clogged roads. The developers want here for a reason, as there is little undeveloped space left in Gwinnett. Dacula leaders need to make sure that all age groups of our citizens are planned for including our youth & the elderly. Town homes & apartments allow for each age group to make Dacula their home. Hubert asked for questions, all he got was you highjacking his story back to your "husband?" Sam the Land Man story has set like the sun, let it rest in peace. I am concerned & interested in the new development which will change our town as much as HM & AF did. Hubert, "Will you fight for housing for all age groups?"
Diane February 29, 2012 at 03:21 PM
You love to criticize, but you can't take criticism. How would you feel if we made fun of your pageant business? And for the record, I don't consider your posting a blog.
Cynthia Montgomery February 29, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Why do you consider it criticism? If one agrees with me it is fine but, if one disagrees it is criticism. Did you never receive a nickname as a child? Were you never called; Boo-Boo, Slim, Peanut,Barbie,Moose,or maybe Legs Larue? People make fun of the pageant business, it bothers me not. For those not involved it may seem silly or outdated but those involved know differently. We offer a wonderful program for young women & a princess day for the little ones! Only a mean woman would make fun of girls wanting to learn about themselves & become better citizens, so if you must ...go ahead! The pageant business is awash with detractors & yet thousands still compete annually because it give them a place to feel like a woman in this demeaning women world. I choose to encourage my girls to learn about the government, politics, patriotism, voting and leadership. They also learn about themselves, & how to make their communities a better place. If you find a reason to make fun of that, God help you! As a blogger, we always have detractors. They are detractors for a variety of reasons & it comes with the territory, I do not let it bother me. You should not let ME bother you. My blogs are my opinions & you are entitled to voice your opinion also. If you don't like what I say, so be it! It is just that simple. Somewhere in your heart you want to continue responding because every time I check my mail...BAM there you are! Come on Diva D. Publix has great B1G1 this week. I gotta run! BYE
MDG February 29, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Mr Wells, Congratulations and best of luck on your new position. Although I live just outside the city limits, my family and I consider ourselves part of the local Dacula community. I do wish the rest of us living in the 30019 zip code area could offer more formal inputs, but the city limits are what they are. I do see traffic as a major problem, and I wish you all luck in working with the county, state and feds on that one. (PS - Cynthia & Diane: Please give it a rest or take it offline to a chat or email. I am sure both of you are grown, mature women.)
Cynthia Montgomery February 29, 2012 at 06:01 PM
MD, I AREE!

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