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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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NOTICE TO

THE PUBLIC

PURSUANT 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 DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF GWINNETT COUNTY WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2008, AT 4:30 P.M. AT 6500 SUGARLOAF PARKWAY, PAUL DUKE CONFERENCE ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, DULUTH, GEORGIA. SUCH MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND WILL BE HELD AND CONDUCTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS.

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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.

928-06597653,10/23,30

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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NOTICE OF

PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the Gwinnett County Redevelopment Agency will hold a public hearing on redevelopments plans on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 4 p.m. in Conference Room "C" at Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, Georgia. The purpose of the hearing is to consider redevelopment plans for Gwinnett County and all other purposes provided by law.

Gwinnett County Redevelopment Agency

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NOTICE TO

THE PUBLIC

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that on the 17th day of November, 2008, at 9:00 A.M., in Courtroom 1B, at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia, the presiding Judge of the Superior Court of Gwinnett County will hear the case of the State of Georgia, Plaintiff v. Joint Development Authority of DeKalb County, Newton County and Gwinnett County and GGCF I, LLC, Defendants, Civil Action File No. 08-A09405-4, in the Superior Court of Gwinnett County, the same being a proceeding to confirm and validate an issue of Joint Development Authority of DeKalb County, Newton County and Gwinnett County Revenue Bonds (GGCF I, LLC Project), Series 2008 (the "Series 2008 Bonds"), in an aggregate principal amount not in excess of $120,000,000. The Series 2008 Bonds are to be issued by the Joint Development Authority of DeKalb County, Newton County and Gwinnett County (the "Issuer") and the proceeds are to be applied to finance, in whole or in part, the acquisition, construction and installation of a certain "Project" in Gwinnett County, Georgia, in order to develop and promote the public good and general welfare of the County of Gwinnett and its inhabitants and to promote the general welfare of the State of Georgia. Said Project will be financed by the Issuer for the benefit of GGCF I, LLC, a Georgia limited liability company, pursuant to a Loan Agreement, to be dated as of November 1, 2008 or as of the first day of the month in which the Series 2008 Bonds are issued. In said proceeding the Court will also pass upon the validity of said Loan Agreement, a Note, a Security Deed and a Trust Indenture in connection therewith. The Issuer will not conduct any "performance audit" or "performance review" with respect to the Series 2008 Bonds as such terms are described in Section 36-82-100, Official Code of Georgia Annotated.

Any citizen of the State of Georgia residing in Gwinnett County, Georgia, or any other person wherever residing who has a right to object, may intervene and become a party to this proceeding.

This 22nd day of October, 2008.

Clerk, Superior Court

Gwinnett County, Georgia

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LEGAL NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that this office received an application for a distilled spirits license from ROMANO'S MACARONI GRILL, located at 1350 SCENIC HIGHWAY, SUITE 900, SNELLVILLE GA 30078. Said establishment is owner MAC ACQUISITION LLC. Please submit in writing any information affecting the issuance of a license at said establishment to this office by NOVEMBER 12, 2008.

Paul Eppinga

Licensing & Revenue

Manager

Gwinnett County

Department of

Financial Services

750 S. Perry Street

Suite 300

Lawrenceville, GA 30045

928-06597957,10/30,11/6

LEGAL NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that this office received an application for a distilled spirits license from ROMANO'S MACARONI GRILL, located at 3207 BUFORD DRIVE, BUFORD GA 30519. Said establishment is owner MAC ACQUISITION LLC. Please submit in writing any information affecting the issuance of a license at said establishment to this office by NOVEMBER 12, 2008.

Paul Eppinga

Licensing & Revenue

Manager

Gwinnett County Department of Financial Services

750 S. Perry Street

Suite 300

Lawrenceville, GA 30045

928-07593000,10/30,11/6

LEGAL NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that this office received an application for a distilled spirits license from PALACIO LATINO, located at 1175 COMMERCIAL COURT, SUITE A, NORCROSS GA 30093. Said establishment is owner PALACIO LATINO RESTAURANT & BAR INC. Please submit in writing any information affecting the issuance of a license at said establishment to this office by NOVEMBER 12, 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

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners invites applications from all interested persons for the purpose of making appointments to the Gwinnett County Stormwater Authority to the following posts:

Members

2, 4

Term Expires

December 31, 2012

The Stormwater Authority shall consist of seven members who shall be resident freeholders of Gwinnett County and who shall either have scientific training or have demonstrated experience with stormwater issues. Five of the members of the Stormwater Authority, members 1 through 5, inclusive, shall be selected at large and appointed by the Board of Commissioners of Gwinnett County. Two members of the Stormwater Authority, members 6 and 7, shall be nominated by the majority vote of a committee composed of the mayor of each incorporated municipality that has agreed for Gwinnett County to provide stormwater services within its boundaries and shall be appointed to the Stormwater Authority by the Board of Commissioners of Gwinnett County. The initial terms of office members 1, 3, 5, and 7 shall be from their date of appointment until December 31, 2009, and until their respective successors are selected and qualified. The initial terms of office of members 2, 4, and 6 shall be from their date of appointment until December 31, 2008, and until their respective successors are selected and qualified. Thereafter, all members selected and appointed shall serve for a term of four years and until their successors shall have been selected and appointed.

The positions being selected at this time are for 2 and 4 which will serve a term of four years through December 31, 2012.

Information regarding the Stormwater Utility and the Stormwater Management Program can be found at the County's website, gwinnettcounty.com under the Department of Water Resources. A copy of the legislation creating the Stormwater Authority (S.B. No. 147) can be obtained at the following internet address:

http://www.legis.state.ga.us/

Requests for consideration and resumes will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., December 3, 2008 at the following address:

Gwinnett County

Department of

Water Resources

Attn: Director of

Stormwater Management

684 Winder Hwy.

Lawrenceville, GA 30045

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NOTICE OF

ABANDONED

VEHICLES

This is a notice to the owner's/lien holder's of a 1997 Ford Ranger Vin 1FTCR10AXVUA90548 picked up from Osborne Body Works in Lilburn, GA on 1/6/06, the vehicle is being processed as an abandoned/derelict motor vehicle and will be disposed of if not redeemed and charges paid. Recovery Services, Inc. Gainesville, GA 770-534-0850

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This is a notice to the owner's/lien holder's of a 1994 Plymouth Voyager Vin 1P4GH54R7RX340937 picked up from Statewide Wrecker Service in Lilburn, GA on 9/7/05, the vehicle is being processed as an abandoned/derelict motor vehicle and will be disposed of if not redeemed and charges paid. Recovery Services, Inc. Gainesville, GA 770-534-0850

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This is a notice to the owner's/lien holder's of a 2005 Toyota Tundra Vin 5TETU62N25Z123187 picked up from Lance Wrecker Services in Lawrenceville, GA on 9/19/07, the vehicle is being processed as an abandoned/derelict motor vehicle and will be disposed of if not redeemed and charges paid. Recovery Services, Inc. Gainesville, GA 770-534-0850

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This is a notice to the owner's/lien holder's of a 1994 Ford Aerostar Vin 1FMCA11U4SZA07626 picked up from Nulook Auto Body in Norcross, GA on 5/16/05, the vehicle is being processed as an abandoned/derelict motor vehicle and will be disposed of if not redeemed and charges paid. Recovery Services, Inc. Gainesville, GA 770-534-0850

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