Monday, May 6, 2013
The meeting took place at Grayson High School on May 1.
Last week’s town hall meeting with the Board of Commissioners in Grayson focused on the Centerville area of Gwinnett County, which includes much of the area between Snellville city limits and Lithonia. The area, represented by Commissioner Tommy Hunter, is an unincorporated part of Gwinnett County. Hunter replaced Mike Beaudreau in the most recent elections and told the crowd he would do “as much good as humanly possible.” “It’s going to take each one of you to decide where this county’s going to go,” he added. Judging by comments from the large crowd gathered in the Grayson High School auditorium, the general consensus seemed to be that the Highway 124 corridor that stretches from Snellville to Lithonia needs some major upgrades. …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Public can comment on proposed 2013 budget at public hearing at 7 p.m. Dec. 10. No vote will be taken.
The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting Monday, December 10, at 7 p.m. to allow public comment on the proposed 2013 budget. The planned $1.3 billion budget, a reduction from the 2012 spending plan, was rolled out in November. However, no formal vote on the 2013 budget is planned before January. Monday's meeting will be at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. The 2013 budget is the first full county budget document since the Service Delivery Strategy (SDS0 settlement was reached in February 2012 between the county and cities in the Gwinnett Municipal Association. That settlement, among other things, mandated certain payments from the county to the cities and …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Recently funded improvement projects include the Snellville area.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Gwinnett commissioners approved construction contracts for two SPLOST- and grant-funded transportation upgrades at their regular meeting on Tuesday. New Traffic Lights, Lanes The intersection of Webb Gin House Road and Bennett Road will get a traffic light and left turn lanes over the summer. The same safety improvement contract will add a deceleration lane with a right turn lane along Grayson Parkway/State Route 84 at the intersection with Pinehurst Road. The work also includes curb and gutter and extending the existing sidewalks along Grayson Parkway. CMES, Inc. was the lowest of seven bidders for the two projects at $579,847.50. These improvements are being funding by the 2009 sales tax program. Jimmy Carter Improvements Upgrades to …
Monday, June 18, 2012
The four candidates for Gwinnett County Commission District 3 answer questions submitted by Patch readers.
Next month, voters in Gwinnett County District 3 will decide if Mike Beaudreau, Tommy Hunter, Mike Korom or Jerry Oberholtzer will serve as the area's next county commissioner. Since Beaudreau, Oberholtzer, Hunter and Korom are all running as Republicans and there are no Democratic challengers, the race will be decided during the July 31 primary. The runoff, if necessary, will be held on Aug. 21. The deadline to register to vote in the primary is July 2, and absentee voting begins July 9. Patch asked each of the candidates to answer a series of questions relating to current political issues. The questionnaires were based in part on questions submitted by readers. Patch did not limit the length of the responses. Each candidate's answers are…
Monday, June 4, 2012
The special election to fill the unexpired term of former Gwinnett commissioner Shirley Lasseter will be conducted the same day as the General Election.
Nov. 6, the same day as the 2012 General Election, has been decided as the date for a special election to fill the unexpired term of former Gwinnett County commissioner Shirley Lasseter, according to Joe Sorenson, communications director for the county government. Candidate qualifying dates for the special election to fill the District 1 seat on the commission have not yet been determined, Sorenson told Patch late Monday. Lasseter resigned May 31 after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court in Atlanta to accepting bribes in exchange for her support of a proposed development in her district. The District 1 commission term expires on Dec. 31, 2012. Because Lasseter resigned with more than 180 days left in her term, a replacement to complete …
Two candidates already have qualified for the regular District 1 vote.
A special election will be held to fill the unexpired term of departed Commissioner Shirley Lasseter, and, there are already people -- who qualified to run for Lasseter's seat in the upcoming July primary -- who want to be a part of that special election. Gwinnett Commission Chairwoman Charlotte Nash told WSB that a special election will be held, but she does not know when the election will be held. However, it likely will not be before the July 31 primary. The term expires Dec. 31. Suwanee accountant Laurie McClain said Sunday that she intends to qualify for the special voting for District 1, and former Suwanee City Council member Jace Brooks indicated strong interest in doing so, as well. "I very much want to be the next District 1 …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Phillip Saxton, chairman of the Gwinnett County Public Library board, lauds Mike Beaudreau's work to help library patrons.
Phillip Saxton, of the Gwinnett County Public Library, is endorsing Mike Beaudreau the race for District 3 commissioner. In a Youtube video posted today, Saxton talks about how Beaudreau was instrumental in getting the Hamilton Mill branch opened. He also credits Beaudreau with nearby road expansion and fencing to help make the library more accessible and safer. "I am so appreciative of what Mike Beaudreau has done," he said. I'm appreciative of his fiscal policies; I'm appreciative of his leadership." Beaudreau is running for re-election. Former Snellville Mayor Jerry Oberholtzer and Dacula resident Mike Korom are also running for Gwinnett County Board of Commissioner District 3.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
In the annual State of the County address, Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash says it's been a strong team effort that has helped move county in a positive direction.
Some 500 came to hear Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash deliver the State of the County address on Wednesday at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth. Nash, who has been at the helm of the county for about a year after winning the chairman's seat in a special election in March 2011, was quick to point out that it was a team effort that has helped see the county through some of the toughest economic times in recent history. "It takes all of us working as a team to move the county in the right direction," said Nash. The chairman acknowledged the challenges of managing through the affects of the nation's recession. "It's tempting to see nothing but the obvious results of a worldwide economic downturn," said Nash …
Monday, February 6, 2012
The city of Snellville is expected to join others in settling the contentious service delivery dispute.
The multi-year Service Delivery Strategy (SDS) dispute between Gwinnett County and several cities in the Gwinnett Muncipal Association (GwMA) appears to be near an end. Snellville -- among other cities in Gwinnett County -- is expected to meet on the matter tomorrow, February 7, before signing the agreement at county offices, according to officials. City officials in Loganville and Suwanee have also confirmed that parties are expected to approve the final SDS agreement on February 7. The meetings have not been widely advertised by city or county officials. Gwinnett County officials could not be reached for comment Friday. Negotiations clearly had been progressing. GwMA officials held conference calls, one as recently as last month, on the…
Monday, September 19, 2011
Question and answer session with airport consultants scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center.
Monday, September 19, 2011
The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners will meet with airport consultants Infrastructure Management Group Inc. (IMG) on Tuesday, Sept. 20, to discuss the results of a study commissioned by Gwinnett County regarding the future of Briscoe Field. In a report released last month (see pdf), IMG made several recommendations to the county: The IMG report also noted several other critical issues including: The question and answer session will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners conference room, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. The meeting is open to the public.