Monday, April 29, 2013
The airport in Gwinnett joins the Spokane Airport in Washington State in asking a judge to review the FAA's decision to stop funding the airport traffic control towers.
Gwinnett County is not giving up the fight to keep the airport traffic control tower at Briscoe Field fully funded. The airport in Lawrenceville joined a lawsuit filed by the Spokane Airport in Spokane, Wash. On April 24th, Gwinnett County filed a motion to intervene in the case of Spokane Airport Board, Petitioner v. Michael P. Huerta Administrator and Federal Aviation Administration, Respondents, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Case No. 13-71172. They are requesting a judge review the Federal Aviation Administration's decision to stop funding to federal contract towers. “Gwinnett County is seeking to join in this action as our interests are aligned with those of Spokane and other similarly situated airports with …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
State-required notices to be mailed out April 5 do not reflect 2013 service districts.
Wednesday, April 3
Notices of current assessments for residential and commercial property owners in Lawrenceville and Gwinnett will be mailed out on Friday (April 5). But don't pay or estimate your taxes on it. Factors associated with the Service Delivery Strategy (SDS) settlement could cause confusion. In a news release, Gwinnett County officials say the notices that are required by state law do not reflect the 2013 service districts that were implemented as a result of the SDS settlement with the cities. County officials said the new millage rate will be set in the summer, after assessments and appeals are completed in the spring. Rates will be determined by a property’s location, which determines what services are provided by the county. Property taxes …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Gwinnett County is hiring for this full-time position in Lawrenceville, Ga.
Friday, March 29
Gwinnett County is currently hiring for a Training Coordinator (HR Program Coordinator). The person in this position will oversee the training section for the Department of Human Resources. Responsibilities include assessing needs, developing, coordinating, marketing and conducting training programs to include e-learning and classroom training. A Bachelor’s Degree in adult education/learning or a closely related field is required. Three years relative experience is required with two years as a manager. For more information and to apply for this position, please click here.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Gwinnett County is hiring for this full-time position.
Gwinnett County Facilities Management Division is currently hiring for a Building Services Coordinator. The person in this position will supervise employees and make sure that a clean and safe workplace is maintained as well as planning and implementing custodial, maintenance, office design and layout or other building services activities. Building maintenance includes carpentry, electrical power and lighting, HVAC systems, plumbing and security and life safety systems and more. A High School diploma or GED is required. Three years of directly related experience is also required. For more information and to apply for this position, please click here.
Monday, March 25, 2013
A Superior Court judge ruled in favor of the county in September, and on Monday the Georgia Supreme Court reaffirmed that ruling.
Monday, March 25
Loganville resident Verlin Gilliam was not successful in his attempt to challenge the Gwinnett County's trash plan and nor was Snellville resident Robert Mesteller. But Mesteller did not give up quite so easily, appealing the ruling that went against him all the way up to the Georgia Supreme Court. That too has been struck down though, according to The Gwinnett Daily Post. Mesteller’s November appeal of a ruling in favor of the county's trash plan, including the procedure whereby payment is collected, in advance, on the property tax bill, was ruled constitutional by the Georgia Supreme Court on Monday, The Gwinnett Daily Post reports. Mesteller's attorney had argued that a fee, as in the case of solid waste collection, is not a tax and …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The Gwinnett County Tax Commissioner's Office is bracing for an expected increase in the number of automobile owners who may appeal their car's appraised value.
Saturday, March 9
Georgia's new "title tax" law, which went into effect March 1, is creating an unexpected expense for Gwinnett County. The county is anticipating an increase in the number of appeals by car buyers seeking a reduction in the value of their newly purchased automobile. Car buyers purchasing a vehicle beginning the first day of March must pay a title tax of 6.5 percent of the value of the vehicle. This new tax replaces the annual ad valorem tax for cars purchased after this date. The new title tax is assessed on any vehicle, new or used. According to an AJC report, Gwinnett Chief Appraiser Steve Pruitt said he expects a substantial increase in the number of appeals. Pruitt said his office generally sees some 100 to 120 appeals annually, but is …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
What roads in Lawrenceville and Gwinnett County will be closed for repairs?
Saturday, February 23
The following are weekly road closures as reported by the Gwinnett County Department of Transportation for the week of February 23rd to March 1, 2013. Looking for more information from Gwinnett County? Watch live streaming video 24/7 from Gwinnett County traffic cameras to plan your local commute at www.gcsmartcommute.com. GC Smart Commute is also available on TVgwinnett, your government access cable channel, during morning and afternoon peak travel times. For information on State Routes, please contact the Georgia Department of Transportation District Communications Office at770.718.3924 or visit their website at www.georgianavigator.com.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The commissioners hold their first Febuary 2013 meeting Tuesday.
The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners plans to consider some financial expenditures for public safety and emergency response items at their regular work session meeting Tuesday (February 5). The work session is scheduled for 10 a.m., with the regular business meeting set for 3 p.m. According to the work session agenda, Gwinnett Police are in line to accept a grant of about $108,000 from the Department of Homeland Security. Also, an additional $3 million is being requested by Support Services to purchase law enforcement and emergency vehicles to avoid a 2014 model year price increase. According to county documents, the Homeland Security grant would be used to purchase such items as helmets, face shields and portable lighting items for first …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Gwinnett Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Charlotte Nash delivered the State of the County Address. Here it is in it's entirety.
Tuesday, January 22
Click here to watch the State of the County. State of the County 2013 -1- 1/16/2013 State of Gwinnett County 2013 by Charlotte J. Nash, Chairman Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners As prepared for delivery on January 16, 2013, to Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and Council for Quality Growth Hello, everyone. Happy 2013 and thank you for being here. As many of you know, I have deep roots in Gwinnett County, and I’m fascinated by its history. I don’t intend to go too far into the past today, but I will say that Gwinnett’s story has been filled with ups and downs and plot twists along the way. The last few chapters were painful at times, and a few characters have been removed. But overall, Gwinnett’s story is a tale of success and a testament…
Friday, January 11, 2013
All the county's events are listed in one place online. You can filter, print and set email reminders.
Friday, January 11
Want to check on a belly dancing class? An art show? Gwinnett Board of Commissioners meetings? Now, it's all a click away. Gwinnett government has launched a comprehensive online calendar that includes all 2013 activities, according to Chairman Charlotte Nash's Facebook page. Yes, you can filter for particular type of event, as well as type of display, such as year/month/view. Also, you can create and edit email reminders, and print for traditional display at home or office. Such January activities are displayed: If you need help on how to use the calendar, contact Gwinnett officials at 770-822-8000.