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Public Hearings/Notices

STATE OF GEORGIA

COUNTY OF GWINNETT

NOTICE OF ELECTION

TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF GWINNETT COUNTY

NOTICE is hereby given that on the 4th day of November, 2008, an election will be held in all the election districts of Gwinnett County, at which time there will be submitted to the qualified voters of said County for their determination the question whether or not there shall be imposed within the Special District of Gwinnett County a special 1% sales and use tax for a maximum period of five (5) years commencing on April 1, 2009, which revenues from said tax shall be used and applied for the purposes of roads, streets, and bridges, public safety facilities and equipment, recreational facilities, libraries, County court facilities, City water and sewer capital improvements, City administrative facilities and City parking facilities, and to pay all expenses necessary to accomplish the foregoing projects, and any excess proceeds shall be used and applied as provided in the Special Tax Act.

Voters desiring to vote for the imposition of said special 1% sales and use tax for the aforesaid purposes shall do so by voting "YES" and voters desiring to vote against the imposition of said special 1% sales and use tax for the aforesaid purposes shall do so by voting "NO" as to the question propounded, to-wit:

"( ) YES

Shall a special one percent sales and use tax be imposed in the Special

( ) NO District of Gwinnett County for a period of time not to exceed five years and for the raising of an estimated amount of $850,000,000 for the purposes of roads, streets, and bridges, public safety facilities and equipment, recreational facilities, libraries, County court facilities, City water and sewer capital improvements, City administrative facilities, and City parking facilities?"

The several places for holding said election shall be in the regular and established election districts of Gwinnett County, Georgia, and the polls will be open from 7:00 o'clock A.M. to 7:00 o'clock P.M. on the said date fixed for the election.

Those qualified voters in said election shall be determined in all respects in accordance and in conformity with the laws of the State of Georgia. The last day for qualified residents of Gwinnett County to register to vote to be eligible to vote in the Special Election referenced herein is October 6, 2008.

BOARD OF REGISTRATIONS AND ELECTIONS OF GWINNETT COUNTY, GEORGIA

BY: s/Beth S. Gibbons

Beth S. Gibbons

Chairman

BY: s/Joan H. Zellner

Joan H. Zellner

Vice Chairman

BY: s/Beauty P. Baldwin

Beauty P. Baldwin

Member

BY: s/Debbie Ellis

Debbie Ellis

Member

BY: s/Joey Chapman

Joey Chapman

Member

ATTEST: s/Lynn Ledford

Lynn Ledford

Elections Director

Published:

October 09, 2008

October 16, 2008

October 23, 2008

October 30, 2008

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SUMMARY OF

PROPOSED

CONSTITUTIONAL

AMENDMENTS

Pursuant to requirements of the Georgia Constitution, Attorney General Thurbert E. Baker, Secretary of State Karen C. Handel, and Legislative Counsel Sewell R. Brumby hereby provide the summaries of the proposed constitutional amendments that will appear on the November 4, 2008, general election ballot for consideration by the people of Georgia:

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To encourage the preservation of Georgia's forests through a conservation use property tax reduction program.

House Resolution No. 1276

Resolution Act No. 702

Ga. L. 2008, p. 1209

"( ) YES

( ) NO Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide that the General Assembly by general law shall encourage the preservation, conservation, and protection of the state's forests through the special assessment and taxation of certain forest lands and assistance grants to local government?"

This proposal directs the General Assembly to provide for a new method of ad valorem tax assessment of forest land conservation use property. Such property will include only tracts of forest land which exceed 200 acres except where the General Assembly has provided by general law for exceptions to the 200 acre limit under certain circumstances. Subject to certain qualifications, an owner of such property will be able to enter into a covenant to restrict the use of the land to current use; and the land will then be taxed according to a formula based on current use, annual productivity, and real property sales data. A breach of the covenant will result in a government recapturing the tax savings and may result in other appropriate penalties.

The General Assembly is directed to appropriate funds to local government to partially offset any loss of local revenue.

The General Assembly has enacted a law to implement this constitutional amendment. This law will become effective only if the constitutional amendment is ratified by the voters. This law is 2008 HB 1211; Act No. 464, found at Ga. Laws 2008, p. 297.

A copy of this entire proposed constitutional amendment is on file in the office of the judge of the probate court and is available for public inspection.

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To authorize local school districts to use tax funds for community redevelopment purposes.

Senate Resolution No. 996

Resolution Act No. 777

Ga. L. 2008, p. 1211

"( ) YES

( ) NO Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to authorize community redevelopment and authorize counties, municipalities, and local boards of education to use tax funds for redevelopment purposes and programs?"

This proposal affirms that the General Assembly may authorize counties, municipalities, and housing authorities to carry out community redevelopment.

The proposal also revises the Constitution's provisions relative to redevelopment powers and tax allocation bonds. As revised by the proposed amendment, the current provisions for community redevelopment, after providing for such powers, will contain revised provisions relative to tax allocation bonds. In general, tax allocation bonds are government borrowings which are repaid specifically from future growth in the property tax digest of an area under redevelopment.

Under the proposal a general law will be able to authorize the use of county, municipal, and school tax funds, or any combination thereof, to fund redevelopment purposes and programs, including repayment of tax allocation bonds. The general law may provide for such use of tax funds without regard to whether the local government approved such use before January 1, 2009. No county, municipal, or school tax funds may be used for such purposes and programs without approval by the applicable local governing body.

With respect to school taxes only, such taxes may be used for redevelopment purposes and programs only if: (1) they have been pledged for repayment of tax allocation bonds which have been judicially validated (approved by a court for issuance); or (2) such use is authorized by general law after January 1, 2009.

A copy of this entire proposed amendment is on file in the office of the judge of the probate court and is available for public inspection.

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To authorize the creation of special Infrastructure Development Districts providing infrastructure to underserved areas.

Senate Resolution No. 309

Resolution Act No. 373

Ga. L. 2007, p. 775

"( ) YES

( ) NO Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to authorize the General Assembly to provide by general law for the creation and comprehensive regulation of infrastructure development districts for the provision of infrastructure as authorized by local governments?"

This proposal authorizes the General Assembly by general law to provide for the creation and regulation of infrastructure development districts. The purpose of such districts will be for the creation, provision, and expansion of such infrastructure services and facilities as may be provided for by general law.

Counties and municipalities affected by the creation of infrastructure development districts will have the authority to approve creation of such districts. The general law providing for the creation of the districts will provide for the establishment of an administrative or governing body for the districts. Such administrative or governing bodies will be able to impose and collect fees and assessments within each district and to incur debt according to powers and limits set by statute.

The General Assembly has enacted a law to provide for the creation and regulation of infrastructure development districts. This law will become effective only if the constitutional amendment is ratified by the voters. This law is 2007 SB 200; Act No. 372, found at Ga. Laws 2007, p. 739.

A copy of this entire proposed constitutional amendment is on file in the office of the judge of the probate court and is available for public inspection.

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CITY OF DACULA

NOTICE OF

PUBLIC OF HEARING

Notice is hereby given to the public that the City of Dacula, Georgia will consider an amendment to the 2000 Zoning Resolution for the City of Dacula; Article 9 Use Provisions to amend Section 901-R-1100, R-1200, R-1400, and R-1600 Single Family Residential District.

A public hearing has been scheduled for the Planning Commission on Monday, October 27, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at The Dacula City Hall, 442 Harbins Road, Dacula, Georgia. A public hearing has been scheduled for the Mayor and City Council on Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at The Dacula City Hall, 442 Harbins Road, Dacula, Georgia.

The proposed Zoning Resolution Amendments may be reviewed by any interested party at The Dacula City Hall, 442 Harbins Road, Dacula, Georgia during regular business hours.

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NOTICE TO

THE PUBLIC

PURUSANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF GA. L. 1988, P. 235 (OFFICIAL CODE OF GEORGIA ANNOTATED, SECTION 50-14-1), NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE GWINNETT COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2008, AT 4:00 P.M. IN CONFERENCE ROOM "C" AT GWINNETT JUSTICE AND ADMINISTRATION CENTER, 75 LANGLEY DRIVE, LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA. SUCH MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND WILL BE HELD AND CONDUCTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS.

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NOTICE OF

ABANDONED VEHICLE

This notice is for the owners/leinholder of a

2002 Hyundai Accent

Vin KMHCG45C72U297603 picked up on 9/16/05 from 3511 Hamilton Creek Trail, Buford, GA 30519. The vehicle is being processed as a abandoned/derelict motor vehicle & will be disposed of if not redeemed.

Recovery Services, INC

770-534-0850

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LEGAL PUBLIC NOTICE

Pursuant to the City of Buford Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance of 1995, please be advised that Beatriz Adriana Covarrubias has applied for a license to sell beer by the drink at Restaurant Tipico Mexicano, located at 1325 Buford Hwy, Ste 106, Buford, GA 30518. The City of Buford shall take public comments on such application until October 30, 2008 at which time the City Manager will determine whether to issue the requested license.

This 23rd day of October 2008.

City of Buford, Ga

A Ga. Municipal Corp.

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LEGAL NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that this office received an application for a distilled spirits license from PALLADIUM ARENA, located at 6100 LIVE OAK PARKWAY, SUITE 17, NORCROSS GA 30093. Said establishment is owner PALLADIUM ARENA INC . Please submit in writing any information affecting the issuance of a license at said establishment to this office by OCTOBER 29, 2008 .

Paul Eppinga

Licensing & Revenue

Manager

Gwinnett County Department of Financial Services

750 S. Perry Street

Suite 300

Lawrenceville, GA 30045

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PUBLIC NOTICE

GWINNETT COUNTY

BOARD OF REGISTRATIONS AND ELECTIONS

The Gwinnett County Board of Registrations and Elections, through Elections Director Lynn Ledford, hereby provides public notice of the County Election Superintendent's intent to begin the absentee ballot tabulation process prior to the close of the polls on November 4, 2008. Pursuant to Official Code of Georgia Annotated § 21-2-386(a)(3), the Gwinnett County Election Superintendent shall open absentee ballots and begin tabulating absentee ballots beginning at 7:00 a.m. on November 4th in order to expedite the final tabulation of absentee ballots. The tabulation process will be monitored as authorized by law. In addition, all persons conducting the tabulation of absentee ballots on November 4, 2008, including the Vote Review Panel required by law, shall be sequestered until the time for the closing of the polls.

-s- Lynn Ledford

Elections Director

Voters102108

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STATE OF GEORGIA

GWINNETT COUNTY

NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

LICENSE TO MAKE

SMALL LOANS

The undersigned hereby gives notice that an application of a license to engage in the business of making loans of $3,000.00 or less pursuant to the Georgia Industrial Loan Act will be filed in my name within thirty (30) days of the date of this notice in the Office of the Georgia Industrial Loan Commissioner. The address of the proposed place of business is 3450 Highway 78, Suite A, Snellville, GA 30078.

Equity Auto Loan, LLC

Tracy Young, Manager

10 Cedar Point Drive

Savannah, GA 31405

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PUBLIC HEARING

The Housing Authority of the City of Buford, Georgia, will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, November 19, 2008, at ten o'clock (10:00) AM at the offices of the Housing Authority at 2050 Hutchins Street, Buford, Georgia. The public is invited to make comment, either orally or in writing, with regard to proposed changes to the Admission to and Continued Occupancy Policies (ACOP) and to the tenant Lease. Proposed changes may be viewed in the business office of the Housing Authority during regular work hours of 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The offices may be reached by phone at (770) 945-5212.

Reason for change is that the current ACOP does not indicate the number of times an approved applicant shall be offered an apartment when one becomes available. Proposed changes in the Lease relate to residents' failure to keep uninterrupted service for utilities paid by tenant and for incorrect parking of automobiles.

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