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Faye Edmundson

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Lawrenceville wants to fix airport position in 2030 plan

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Lawrenceville City Council wants to make its position opposing the expansion of Gwinnett County’s Briscoe Field to allow commercial flights in the city’s 2030 Comprehensive Plan clear.

Pure Taqueria may locate next to Red Clay Theatre

DULUTH — The Duluth City Council during work session Monday directed its Downtown Development Authority to pursue locating a Pure Taqueria restaurant next to the Red Clay Theatre downtown.

Lawrenceville to require special-use permits for airport, aviation businesses

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Lawrenceville City Council on Monday unanimously adopted zoning ordinance changes that would require the council's permission for a privatized and expanded airport to operate in the part of Gwinnett County's Briscoe Field that lies in the city limits.

Duluth wants more debate on alcohol ordinance

DULUTH -- The Duluth City Council stopped short of voting Monday to allow Duluth residents and visitors to purchase beer and wine from additional restaurants in the downtown business district in specially marked cups for consumption on the Town Green. The council wants to discuss the issue further.

Lawrenceville eyes regulations to airport

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Lawrenceville City Council on Wednesday unanimously passed the first readings of zoning ordinance changes that would require the airport operator and other aviation businesses at Gwinnett County’s Briscoe Field to obtain special-use permits to operate in the city limits.

Lawrenceville adopts $90.6M fiscal budget

The Lawrenceville City Council recently adopted a fiscal year 2011 budget of $90.6 million, about $2.7 million less than the city's fiscal year 2010 budget of $93.3 million.

Duluth to seek info on theater project

DULUTH -- The Duluth City Council agreed Monday to authorize the Duluth Downtown Development Authority to seek architectural drawings for replacing part of the Red Clay Theatre downtown.

Duluth asking for input on Red Clay

DULUTH -- Mayor Nancy Harris invited Duluth residents to provide input on proposed designs for replacing part of the Red Clay Theatre at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at the theater.Harris issued the invitation at the Duluth City Council's Monday meeting.

Lawrenceville mayor delivers first State of the City address

The state of the city of Lawrenceville is good, according to Mayor Rex Millsaps, and it remains in a strong financial position.

New Duluth planning director says important to listen

Duluth has a strong tradition of planning that Glenn Coyne intends to continue as the city's new director of planning and development.

Duluth looks to save trees

DULUTH -- At the behest of residents, the Duluth City Council on Monday agreed to look at ways to improve West Lawrenceville Street to reduce the number of trees removed.

Duluth raises millage rate

The Duluth City Council on Monday adopted a tax millage increase of 0.8 mills for 2010 and approved a $36.1 million fiscal year 2011 budget. The vote on raising the tax millage rate from 5.191 mills to 5.991 mills was 4-1 with Councilman Billy Jones voting against it. The vote in favor of the new budget was unanimous.

Duluth schedules public hearings on 0.8 mill tax increase

DULUTH -- The Duluth City Council on Monday scheduled public hearings on a proposed tax millage increase of 0.8 mills for 2010 to support the city's fiscal year 2011 budget.

Duluth schedules public hearings on .80 mill tax increase

DULUTH -- The Duluth City Council on Monday scheduled public hearings on a proposed tax millage increase of .80 of a mill for 2010 to support the city's fiscal year 2011 budget.

Lawrenceville City Council adopts same tax millage rate

The Lawrenceville City Council on Monday unanimously voted to keep the 2010 tax millage rate for the city at 2.16 mills even though it would generate less revenue than last year.

Official proposes $36M fiscal year 2011 budget

Duluth City Administrator Phil McLemore presented a proposed $36 million fiscal year 2011 budget during a public hearing before the city council Monday that includes a city staff recommendation for a .75 mill tax increase.

Duluth panel recommends tax increase

The Duluth Citizens Budget Committee recommended the city consider implementing a tax increase of up to 1.5 mills and other measures to offset a $2 million revenue shortfall in the proposed 2011 budget.

Lawrenceville to construct 2 new water treatment facilities

Lawrenceville moved closer to becoming less dependent on Lake Lanier water by awarding contracts Monday for construction of water treatment facilities on Winer Industrial Way and Ezzard Road.

Duluth OKs right of way purchase for Hill Street extension

he Duluth City Council in a called meeting Monday authorized purchase of the necessary right of way at a cost of $1.1 million from Capitol Materials Inc. to extend Hill Street to Buford Highway at the intersection with Davenport Road.

Part of theater to be demolished

DULUTH -- The Duluth City Council on Monday awarded a contract to demolish part of the end of the Red Clay Theatre on Main Street to make way for improvements to Ga. Highway 120.

New Lawrenceville planning director introduced

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Mayor Rex Millsaps introduced Dennis Billew as the new planning and zoning director for Lawrenceville at Monday's City Council meeting.

Rent to rise on Duluth old City Hall block

DULUTH -- Starting June 1, most of the retail tenants on Duluth's old City Hall block downtown will start paying higher rent.

Duluth honors football hero

DULUTH -- Mayor Nancy Harris and the Duluth City Council recognized a hometown football hero on Monday by proclaiming March 8 George Rogers Day in the city in honor of the 1980 Heisman Trophy winner.

Lawrenceville to control licensing, monitoring of pawn shops

By unanimous vote the Lawrenceville City Council on Monday adopted an amendment to its pawn shop ordinance that shifts the licensing and monitoring of pawn shops in the city limits from the county to the city.

Duluth OKs rezoning for closed fire station

DULUTH -- The Duluth City Council on Monday approved a modified rezoning for the former Gwinnett County Fire Station No. 7 property that allows a landscaping company to operate on the site.

Duluth amends Buford Highway TAD boundaries

DULUTH -- The Duluth City Council on Monday amended boundaries of the proposed Buford Highway Corridor Tax Allocation District.

Lawrenceville denies used car business permit

The Lawrenceville City Council on Monday unanimously said "no" to another used car sales business in the city. There are reportedly more than 40 used car businesses already operating in the city.

Duluth mayor explores what makes city healthy

Duluth Mayor Nancy Harris explored what makes a city healthy using six "environmental" indicators during her State of the City Address on Tuesday. The sixth annual address was hosted by the Duluth Civitan Club. Loren Brown, president of the club, welcomed nearly 200 guests to Duluth First United Methodist Church for the luncheon speech.

Duluth tables rezoning of fire station property

The Duluth City Council on Monday tabled a request to rezone the former Gwinnett County Fire Station No. 7 property to allow the city planning staff and the rezoning applicant to explore options that would allow a landscaping company to operate on the site.

Duluth approves new city signage

DULUTH — The Duluth City Council on Monday approved Phase II of a contract with Atlanta-based Sky Design to design wayfinding signs that will strengthen community identity and help residents and visitors find their way around the city.

Duluth approves new city signage

DULUTH -- The Duluth City Council on Monday approved Phase II of a contract with Atlanta-based Sky Design to design wayfinding signs that will strengthen community identity and help residents and visitors find their way around the city.

Resolution absolves Lawrenceville mayor of ethics violations

The Lawrenceville City Council on Monday passed a resolution stating that the evidence did not support allegations that Mayor Rex Millsaps violated the city's Code of Ethics.

Duluth approves creating Buford Highway TAD

DULUTH -- The Duluth City Council on Monday unanimously approved creating a tax allocation district to transform aging commercial areas on Buford Highway into vibrant mixed-use "live, work and shop" activity centers.

Report: Mayor violated ethics

Lawrenceville City Attorney Tony Powell delivered a report Monday alleging that Mayor Rex Millsaps committed ethics violations by participating in deliberations and voting on city contracts and projects awarded to Precision Planning, where the mayor is a part-time employee.

Lawrenceville rejects budget committee bid

LAWRENCEVILLE -- By a split 3-2 vote, the Lawrenceville City Council on Monday rejected a resolution proposed by outgoing Councilman Bob Clark to create a city budget and audit committee.

Duluth to discuss Buford Highway TAD

Duluth residents will have the opportunity to comment on creating the Buford Highway Corridor Tax Allocation District later this month. The city's first tax allocation district is being proposed to encourage redevelopment and revitalization of aging commercial areas alongside Buford Highway.

Duluth seeks grant for downtown plan

DULUTH -- The Duluth City Council on Monday voted unanimously to pursue a $50,000 Living Center Initiative Grant to update the city's downtown plan.

Planning director moves to different position

LAWRENCEVILLE --The Lawrenceville City Council voted 3-1 Monday to move long-time Planning and Zoning Director Brad Leonard to director of risk management and building maintenance after approving the second readings of revised job descriptions for both positions.

Duluth considers ways to honor George Rogers

DULUTH - Duluth Mayor Nancy Harris proposed at Monday's meeting that the City Council consider naming the proposed Hospital Connector in honor of 1980 Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers.

Duluth considers ways to honor George Rogers

DULUTH -- Duluth Mayor Nancy Harris proposed at Monday's meeting that the City Council consider naming the proposed Hospital Connector in honor of 1980 Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers.

Jobs' first readings get council OK

LAWRENCEVILLE - By a vote of 4-0, the Lawrenceville City Council approved the first readings of revised job descriptions for the director of planning and zoning and for the director of risk management and building maintenance in a called meeting Wednesday.

Jobs' first readings get council OK

LAWRENCEVILLE -- By a vote of 4-0, the Lawrenceville City Council approved the first readings of revised job descriptions for the director of planning and zoning and for the director of risk management and building maintenance in a called meeting Wednesday.The first reading of a job description for a new position of economic development officer for the city also was approved.

Duluth updated on connector

DULUTH - Representatives of engineering firms hired by Duluth to design and conduct studies for the proposed hospital connector updated the City Council on Monday on the status of the project.

Lawrenceville approves new sign designs

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Lawrenceville City Council on Monday unanimously approved designs for new signs that will make it easier for motorists and pedestrians to find their way around the city.

Fifty And Beyond to advise Duluth on senior activities

DULUTH - The Duluth Parks and Recreation Department has created a volunteer Fifty And Beyond senior citizen advisory board to help plan activities of real interest to senior citizens to increase participation and reduce programming costs.

Duluth City Council expands scope of Red Clay Theatre work

DULUTH - The Duluth City Council rejected bids to demolish the end of the Red Clay Theatre and Arts Center on Main Street at its Monday meeting.

Some sports banned in downtown Duluth

DULUTH - The Duluth City Council on Monday adopted an ordinance that prohibits sports and recreational activities that pose a threat to public safety or potentially cause property damage downtown on the Town Green and in Taylor Park.

City approves permit for beer sales at Rock N' Rib Festival

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Lawrenceville City Council on Monday approved a special-use permit that would allow the sale of beer at the second annual Rock N' Rib Festival and waived the fee.

Lawrenceville adopts smaller 2010 budget

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Lawrenceville City Council adopted a 2010 budget of $93.3 million, more than $2 million less than the city's 2009 budget of $95.9 million, at a called meeting on Wednesday.

Duluth may ban certain sports at Town Green

DULUTH - Playing baseball, lacrosse, golf and similar sports may be banned in the future at the Town Green and Taylor Park in downtown Duluth.

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