A budget totaling $2,926,979 was adopted by the Dacula City Council on Thursday, the vote taking place following a mandatory public hearing that was held on Nov. 26.
In a special-called meeting held Monday, Snellville council members voted to award a contract in the amount of $28,500 to Casey Tree Service.
Berkeley Lake celebrates dam completion, aids charities
During Loganville’s city council meeting Thursday, police chief Mike McHugh recognized his department’s officers Thursday evening, thanking them for their fundraising efforts benefiting the county’s Special Olympics program.
Three council members were sworn in to office Monday night, on the heels of a hotly contested Nov. 5 election.
City leaders Thursday approved several changes to Dacula’s alcohol ordinance.
Community Development Director Chris McCrary presented concept drawings for a structured parking facility to mayor Bucky Johnson and City Council members Monday night.
One of the concessions made by the city was granting the church relief from a condition requiring immediate removal of an unsightly sign on the property. The cost to remove the sign is an estimated $3,500, which the church does not have to spare when considering other move-in costs to be incurred.
City manager Butch Sanders announced Monday that the long-awaited repairs to Lower Johnson Lake in the Summit Chase subdivision are almost finished.
Winder’s council meeting took place on Tuesday.
The Norcross Station Café will close its doors after 20 years of serving homestyle food in a friendly atmosphere.
Dacula council members awarded two paving contracts during Thursday’s city council meeting, one for Michelle Circle and the other for Brookton Woods Way. F.E. Sims Enterprises, Inc., will pave Michelle Circle for a cost of $93,620. ShepCo Paving of Conyers was awarded the contract to pave Brookton Woods Way, for a cost of $42,000. Work on both projects will begin immediately.
City Council members voted Monday to change the city’s code of ethics, a move aimed at culling frivolous and politically motivated ethics complaints from those that deserve merit.
With qualifying for the upcoming November election in Snellville underway, a storm is already brewing on the city’s horizon. While Monday’s city council meeting agenda was a straightforward one with typical city business the focus of the meeting, confrontational undertones and snide remarks popped up throughout the course of the proceedings.
Gwinnett Medical Center has responded with an innovative approach to breast cancer treatment: treating the whole woman and her family, with a positive, proactive approach and a state-of-the-art Breast Center that opened in Lawrenceville in October 2011.
The city of Snellville celebrated its 90th birthday Monday, welcoming many former councilmembers, a former city clerk and even a former mayor to the festivities. Mayor Kelly Kautz proclaimed Aug. 20, 2013, to be Snellville’s birthday, giving the proclamation to Tom Ewing of the city’s Historical Preservation Society.
City Council members voted Tuesday to approve the purchase of an $18,654 license plate reader system.
City Manager Rudolph Smith on Monday advised Mayor Bucky Johnson and City Council members that he and his staff plan wait until the Aug. 19 policy work session to make any recommendations about the city’s millage rate for the upcoming fiscal year.
City leaders approved a change of conditions Thursday for the 3.99 acre property located behind Sears on Dacula Road.
Snellville leaders postpone dam repair discussion
Loganville Municipal Court Judge Brad Brownlow administered the oath of office to new mayor Dan Curry and new councilman Jay Boland Thursday night.
SNELLVILLE -- City leaders granted a conditional-use permit Monday to Atlanta Healthcare Management, LP, which allows for a hangar, a short runway and a helipad at Eastside Medical Center. The emergency air evacuation helicopter will allow medical professionals to transport critically ill or injured patients to and from the
DACULA -- City Council members voted Wednesday to approve a special-use permit and setback variance at the request of Pep Boys, an automotive/retail business. The 1.35 acre lot, located between Walgreens and Kentucky Fried Chicken/Taco Bell in the city's Town Green, is irregularly shaped. The two buildings
WINDER -- City Utilities Director Roger Wilhelm said Tuesday that his department is in the process of replacing the natural gas and water meter reading system used in Winder. Radio transceivers called Smart Points, which convey meter readings wirelessly, are being installed in phases throughout Barrow County.. The new meters
NORCROSS -- Mayor Bucky Johnson administered the oath of office to two new Norcross police officers on Monday. Both men are bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish fluently. Officer Marques J. Sawyer, who previously worked for the Gwinnett County Police Department, brings six years of experience to the job in
LOGANVILLE -- A new budget for the upcoming 2013-14 fiscal year was approved by council members Thursday, following two mandated public hearings. The budget, a collective effort of city staff department heads and city manager Bill Jones, reflects a $8,030,987 general fund and a $6,778,507 enterprise fund. Also included are
SNELLVILLE -- City Manager Butch Sanders said Monday that the $10,244,909 budget presented to Mayor Kelly Kautz, council members and residents is balanced, the product of the hard work of city staff department heads.. 'We had to dig to find dollars, but we did it," Sanders said.. The next
City Council members voted Thursday to award the bid for the city's gravity sewer project to Strickland and Sons Pipeline Inc. in the amount of $556,372. Bids for the project were opened on May 23, according to City Administrator Jim Osborn. The sewer lines that will be run
WINDER -- City Council members decided Tuesday to temporarily suspend the local alcohol license for the American Legion Post 509, as the city and state licenses are held under two different names. John Robinson holds the city license, and the late Hubert Hunter held the state license. The American Legion
NORCROSS -- City Council members voted Monday to purchase the land located at 250 Pinnacle Way in Norcross, for a price not to exceed $53,689. The parcel will eventually be upgraded and improved (at a total estimated project cost of about $250,000) for use as a city park.. The structure
SNELLVILLE -- Bill Peterson, owner of Wild Wings Cafe in Snellville, presented a $5,000 check to the city of Snellville Monday night, for use by the police department's K-9 unit. Peterson also presented a $300 check to the same department for needed software.. Peterson, known in Snellville for community
LOGANVILLE -- Civilians and emergency personnel were publicly honored during Loganville's Thursday City Council meeting.. On March 14, a 911 call was made, reporting a man complaining of chest pain at First Baptist Church. Residents Brenda Zolnick and Anne Benford were on the scene. They placed that call, then began
NORCROSS -- By a vote of 4-1 Monday night, Norcross city leaders voted themselves a 50 percent pay raise, the first such move in 18 years.. City resident Greg McFarland addressed the governing body, saying that he doesn't agree with the move.. "In this dreary economy, who came up with
DACULA -- Lloyd deLatour, owner of Great Beginnings child care center in Dacula, petitioned City Council members Thursday for rezoning of a 2.1-acre property and changes of conditions on another in an attempt to further his vision for his business in Dacula.. Council members granted deLatour rezoning of the
SNELLVILLE -- City Council members voted to approve two of Mayor Kelly Kautz's nominations Monday.. Artist Kirk Buis was approved as a member of the Snellville Public Arts Commission. Buis is one of the founders of New London Theatre and Southern Gwinnett Community Arts Association. His nomination was approved unanimously
BERKELEY LAKE -- City Council members Thursday heard from two residents, both of them suggesting building berms on their properties. John Thafvelin, who lives at 10 Lakeshore Drive, presented a plan to council members in which the proposed berm would straddle the line between his property and Berkeley Lake's. "Actually
LOGANVILLE -- City council members Thursday elected councilman Mark Kiddoo to serve as vice mayor for the next two and a half years, filling the role vacated by Vice Mayor Dan Curry effective April 15, who resigned during the same council meeting to run for mayor.. The move comes two
SNELLVILLE The appointment of volunteer members to various boards is a common order of business in any Gwinnett city, except Snellville. During Monday night's City Council meeting, two board appointments were on the agenda as new city business, and both were met with controversy.. Tod Warner, a longtime Planning
DACULA -- City leaders voted Thursday to approve the annexation and subsequent rezoning of 5.64 acres of land from Gwinnett County into the city.. The owner of the land, Gwinnett Metro Baptist N.C.F., and applicant Nation of Christ Church plan to use the exiting 1,000-square-foot structure for their
WINDER -- In consecutive motions and votes Tuesday night, Winder City Council members voted to annex and subsequently rezone several properties from Barrow County into the city limits.. In addition to five residential properties, the Chick-Fil-A at 850 Loganville Highway and the Shell station at 830 Loganville Highway
NORCROSS -- Gwinnett County will purchase the city of Norcross' water/wastewater system for a price of $2 million, following a vote to move forward with the sale by City Council members Monday night.. The changeover, which will affect the city's current 2200 water and sewer accounts, will result in
Snellville K-9s Duko and Coop will be wearing brand new, state-of-the-art ballistic K-9 vests, thanks to Animal Forensic Associates of Lilburn.
LOGANVILLE -- City Manager Bill Jones presented Mayor Ray Nunley with a one-of-a-kind T-shirt during Thursday night's City Council meeting. It read "Relay for Ray.". Jones, addressing Nunley with several city staff members standing with him, announced that city employees, elected officials, residents and friends
SNELLVILLE -- City leaders Monday evening passed a resolution extending a moratorium on accepting new permit applications for assisted living facilities, group homes, personal care homes and community living arrangements. According to Councilman Dave Emanuel, state and federal regulations regarding these types of homes have changed, and the city needs
DACULA -- City officials voted unanimously Thursday to accept an annexation application from Gwinnett Metro Baptist NCF, with the applicant being Nation of Christ Church. The 5.64 acre property is located at Ace McMillan Road and Harbins Road.. Thursday's action indicates neither acceptance nor rejection of the proposed annexation; rather
NORCROSS -- City Council members voted Monday to table consideration of an EB-5 immigrant visa program, an immigrant visa category in which a foreign national who invests $500,000 in approved investment projects or $1 million in a business that creates 10 jobs in the United States may be granted
LOGANVILLE -- City Council leaders Thursday voted to approve a rezoning but table a variance request, drawing fire from law firm Mahaffey Pickens Tucker, which represents the applicant on both matters.. Attorney David Gussio said during Thursday's council meeting that, if the council did not vote the same on both
Mayor Kelly Kautz on Monday delivered the annual State of the City address during the regularly scheduled council meeting.
DACULA -- City Council members voted Thursday to approve the annexation and rezoning of 156.83 acres, located adjacent to the southeast quadrant of the intersection of Winder Highway and Ga. Highway 316. The proposed use for the land is a planned mixed use development.. The supplied concept plan proposes 2.5
LOGANVILLE -- Mayor Ray Nunley and City Council members publicly honored Bobby Boss on Thursday evening, thanking him for commanding the local American Legion for 36 years.. Boss' wife Evelyn was also recognized for her patience and support of the Legion's efforts and the demands on her husband's time and