Monday, February 27, 2012
The District 1 representative says she will not seek re-election this year. Announced candidates are both from Suwanee.
Updated 7:45 p.m. There will be at least one new member on the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners in 2013, as District 1 Commissioner Shirley Lasseter plans not to seek re-election for health reasons. Lasseter's district includes Duluth and Suwanee. "I had been considering it for a while because of my health, and I had been in the hospital twice in the past year," Lasseter told Patch on Monday evening. Lasseter is a former Duluth mayor who is in her first term as BOC commissioner. Announced candidates are both from Suwanee: Jace Brooks has been on the Suwanee City Council since 2002, and CPA Laurie McClain participated in the recent Gwinnett BOC budget discussions. Formal qualifying for BOC posts comes in May. Suwanee Patch will have more …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
County says training deal will save taxpayers $100,000 annually.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners and General Motors have formed a partnership for warranty work that the county says will save it $100,000 annually. The county announced Tuesday that GM will train the county's fleet mechanics to perform warranty work on GM vehicles rather than send those vehicles to a GM dealership for repairs. GM will provide the training at no cost and will reimburse the county for warranty work at $55.82 per hour. The county has plans to expand this program to other vehicle manufacturers in the near future. “This new agreement will save our local government about $100,000 every year in reduced transportation costs and vehicle downtime,” said Gwinnett’s Fleet Management Director Michael Lindsey.
Commissioners and public hear consultants' thoughts on privatizing the county-owned airport.
The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners is ready for the next step in the potential privatization of the county-owned airport. But don't expect to book a cross-country flight out of Briscoe Field anytime soon. A public-private partnership on the airport "is not a decision to allow passenger service," Infrastructure Management Group official Steve Steckler told commissioners Tuesday at an information session in Lawrenceville. The commissioners' hearing with the consulting firm was to hear their thoughts on privatization and the Request For Proposal process. Pros and cons of commercial passenger service were discussed, but it is clear that that is another decision from whether to privatize Briscoe. A private operator could have a "vision" of …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Foes of Briscoe Field privatization also turn out for hearing with consultants.
The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners had a lot of company Tuesday morning in Lawrenceville for a session on possible privatization of Briscoe Field. Citizens wearing red -- signifying their opposition to privatization -- also were in the room with commissioners and consultants from IMG, the company hired to help the county with the potential privatization of the county-owned airport. County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash told the crowd that it was not a public hearing or a question-answer session. The potential of commercial passenger service -- and takeoffs and landings at odd hours -- came up quickly Tuesday. IMG official Steve Steckler noted that airports receiving federal assistance are obligated to accept such passenger service. …