Saturday, May 11, 2013
The project will add about three-quarters of a mile of sidewalk and bus stop pads along the east and west side of Boggs Road in Duluth and Lawrenceville.
Saturday, May 11
Gwinnett County Commissioners awarded a construction contract for pedestrian improvements along Boggs Road between Old Norcross Road and Breckinridge Boulevard to low bidder I.S.C. Inc. The $383,611 project in Duluth and Lawrenceville will add about three-quarters of a mile of sidewalk and bus stop pads along the east and west side of Boggs Road, curb and gutter, drainage improvements and road striping, according to a news release. Funding comes from a Federal Transit Administration grant. This project is expected to be complete by the end of August. The contract was awarded during the commission’s May 7 meeting. “I’m always happy to support projects that improve mobility and advance Gwinnett County toward being the best place to do …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Gwinnett County Commission schedules the fourth town hall meeting in the series for Thursday, May 9, in nearby Norcross.
The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners will host the final in a series of four town hall meetings to give residents the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas about county government services. Prior to the meeting, there will be an open house with representatives from county departments answering questions and talking about the services they provide. The meeting is open to the public, and all Gwinnett County residents are welcome to attend. The town hall meeting will take place on Thursday, May 9. The open house will begin at 6:15 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. at Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center, 4651 Britt Road, in Norcross. All members of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners will attend the town …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Whether firefighters should be armed another topic at April 30 town hall meeting.
The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners conducted a town hall meeting at the George Pierce Park Community Center in Suwanee on April 30 to offer citizens a chance to discuss issues and get to know the new board a little better. Jace Brooks, a former Suwanee City Council member, hosted the event. "It's great to see some friendly faces here," he said before the meeting kicked off, "and some folks who I've known for quite a while." Brooks is new to the board. He replaced former District 1 commissioner Shirley Lasseter in late 2012. Other commissioners include Tommy Hunter (District 3), Chairman Charlotte Nash, Lynette Howard (District 2) and John Heard (District 4). Brooks also represents Duluth on the commission. The following questions and …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Duluth City Council accepts agreement with Gwinnett County Commission returning maintenance of West Lawrenceville Street and McClure Bridge Road to the city.
The Duluth City Council Monday (April 8) accepted an agreement from the Gwinnett County Commission returning maintenance of West Lawrenceville Street and McClure Bridge Road to the city. The commission approved entering into an intergovernmental agreement with the city for the maintenance of the roads to be transfered back at its April 2 meeting. The agreement clears the way for the city’s Roundabout sculpture to be installed. The council postponed a vote on approving a contract with Milton artist/blacksmith Michael Dillon to fabricate and install the sculpture until the city attorney can review a change requested by Dillon. Maintenance of the roadways had been transfered to the county as part of the Service Delivery Strategy settlement. …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Action by Gwinnett Commission returning West Lawrenceville Street and McClure Bridge Road maintenance to city clears way for project to proceed.
The Gwinnett County Commission Tuesday (April 2) approved entering into an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Duluth to return maintenance of West Lawrenceville Street and McClure Bridge Road to the city. The agreement clears the way for the city’s Roundabout sculpture to be installed. Management of the roadways had been transferred to the county as part of the Service Delivery Strategy settlement. County staff had expressed reservations about approving the sculpture location because of possible liability issues so it was necessary for the city to regain control of the two roadways. The Roundabout links West Lawrenceville Street, McClure Bridge Road and Irvindale Road. A Hospital Connector is proposed to be built and connect to …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Gwinnett County Commission approves lease for new Georgia State Patrol post in the former Edwin Watts Golf Shop in unincorporated Duluth.
Thursday, March 7
A new Georgia State Patrol post will be established on Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth providing additional law enforcement presence in the area. The GSP post will be located in a portion of the former Edwin Watt Golf Shop at 1645 Pleasant Hill Road in unincorporated Duluth. The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners approved a $31,000 lease agreement March 5 with R.W. Management for one year with two one-year renewal options, according to a news release issued by Gwinnett County. A permanent facility will be considered in the future. The Gwinnett County Police Department’s special justice fund, which receives revenue from confiscated assets and the sale of property associated with illegal drug and narcotics activity, will fund the new post …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash asked the audience to join her in shaping Gwinnett’s next chapter in her State of the County Address at the Gwinnet Center in Duluth.
Thursday, January 17
Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash asked every resident and business owner in Gwinnett “to be informed, to get involved, and to stay in touch” with county government this year in her State of the County Address Wednesday (Jan. 16) at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth. The sold-out event was hosted by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and the Council for Quality Growth. “From the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression to wrongdoing by now-former commissioners, Gwinnett has taken hard hits over the last few years,” Nash said. She pointed to a tax digest that declined four years in a row and is now at the 2005 level. Sales tax revenues dropped from $13 million in 2006 to less than $10 million in 2009, but rose last year to $…
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Gwinnett County Commission awards construction contact for extension of Western Gwinnett Bikeway connecting Norcross, Berkeley Lake and Duluth.
Sunday, January 6
Within the year, an extension of the Western Gwinnett Bikeway connecting Norcross, Berkeley Lake and Duluth is expected to be completed. The Gwinnett County Commission awarded a construction contract Thursday (Jan. 3) to extend the 10-foot wide multi-purpose asphalt trail. The extension will add more than two miles along Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to the trail from its current end at Pleasant Hill Road north to Rogers Bridge Park in Duluth. Besides connecting the communities, the extension will provide transportation options and improve pedestrian safety in the area. Johnson Landscapes Inc. d/b/a Vertical Earth of Cumming was the lowest of four bidders for the project at $1.3 million. Federal funding will cover 80 percent of the …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Gwinnett leaders think the libraries are necessary, but suggest implementing a new business model.
After another million-dollar budget cut to the Gwinnett County library system, county leaders think it's time for that organization to change its approach. "I would encourage the library to look at a new business model," Gwinnett District 2 Commissioner Lynette Howard said Thursday (Jan. 3) as the county's elected leaders passed the 2013 budget. Amid a still-tight revenue situation, commissioners cut $1 million in materials from the Gwinnett County Public Library budget, the latest of several large reductions to that system. Howard noted that the library branches "need to be a community center," but that current plans of coping with their situation are "not working," and she pledged to do "anything I can do" to help. What do you think the …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The $1.3-billion spending plan is on the morning work session agenda for discussion Jan. 3 and for action at the afternoon business meeting.
Gwinnett commissioners are expected to formally adopt the fiscal year 2013 budget on Thursday, Jan. 3. The commissioners, who begin the year with two members who were not on the panel at the start of 2012, are scheduled to discuss the proposed budget at a 10 a.m. work session. If no hitches develop, the formal vote would take place at the 2 p.m. business meeting. The budget totals about $1.3 billion (operating budget and capital expenditures budget), about 8.5 percent smaller than the 2012 budget. It's the first full-year Gwinnett budget to be formulated since the Service Delivery Strategy (SDS) settlement with cities in Gwinnett last February. That settlement mandates payments from the county to the cities over the double-taxation issue …