The board is scheduled to vote on the future of Briscoe Field airport.
Gwinnett County Board Of Commissioners
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
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 …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Commissioners also make some appointments to a new I-85 advisory panel.
Updated 3:08 p.m., Jan. 3, 2012 Gwinnett County's elected leaders unanimously approved Tuesday afternoon a $1.3 billion budget for 2012 that does not require the use of reserve funds. Because of about $5 million in reductions identified since the planned budget was announced in November, the county does not need to dip into reserve funds to balance the budget, which was necessary in 2011. Gwinnett BOC Chairman Charlotte Nash issued "a hearty thank you" to county staff that made the final cuts. The budget planning process began with a revenue shortfall of over $30 million. Also Tuesday, commissioners created and made appointments to a Gwinnett County Policy Advisory Committee for the I-85 Alternative Analysis Study. Each of the …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
District 3 commissioner Mike Beaudreau proposed substitute motion which does not limit commercialization.
Commercial service at Briscoe Field will remain an option for now. Last month, District 4 Commissioner John Heard proposed a resolution to remove commercial service from consideration at the Lawrenceville airport. The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners voted April 19 to table the resolution in order to hold a public hearing for the purpose of gathering citizen input on the matter. Hundreds attended the April 28 meeting at 12Stone Church in which opponents to commercial service far outnumbered those in support. On May 3, before the commission voted on Heard’s resolution, District 3 Commissioner Mike Beaudreau proposed a substitute motion to direct staff to issue a request for proposals (RFPs) for privatization which could include …
Friday, April 29, 2011
Proposed commercialization/privatization of the airport has pitted neighbor against neighbor and divided the community.
Briscoe Field, the Lawrenceville airport whose uncertain future has pitted neighbor against neighbor and bitterly divided this community, was the topic of debate at a local church Thursday night. Gwinnett County Commissioners held a special called meeting at 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville to allow citizens to weigh in on the issue of commercialization/privatization of the airport. Considering the setting, brotherly love was not overly abundant. With hundreds of attendees inside the beautiful and massive church, those wearing "No Airport Expansion" t-shirts and carrying "No Airport Expansion" signs outnumbered their opposition in large number. Each time a person supporting their cause spoke, the anti-expansion crowd burst into long and …
Friday, April 22, 2011
Public forum to be held at 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville at 7 p.m. April 28.
A hearing to gather input from both sides regarding the possible commercialization of Briscoe Field will be held at 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville. At its April 19 meeting, the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners voted to table a resolution to remove commercial service as an option if Briscoe Field is privatized. The resolution was tabled until May 3 to allow time for a public hearing. Due to the high level of interest, commissioners have elected to hold the hearing at 12Stone due to the fact the church’s auditorium is larger than the one at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. A flyer distributed by Citizens for a Better Gwinnett (C4BG) describes the hearing as the “last chance for public input to stop commercial aircraft” …
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Dacula native to take the helm as chair of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners.
Easily avoiding a runoff with 56 percent of the vote, Charlotte Nash will soon begin her new job as head of Gwinnett County's government. The Dacula native celebrated her win with friends and family at Stars and Strikes in Dacula. Dozens of supporters gathered Tuesday evening to await the results of the March 15 special election. Though she maintained a comfortable lead throughout the evening, Nash waited until almost all the results were in to claim victory. After thanking her supporters and her husband Mike, Nash made a promise to those in attendance. “I’m not going to commit to never doing anything you disagree with,” she said. “But I will commit to do the very best job I can.” Dacula Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks believes that Nash will be a …
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
TSPLOST, service levels among topics discussed at GOP forum.
If there was a theme to tonight’s candidate forum, it concerned the role of local government. The four candidates for chair of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners - Will Costa, Larry Gause, Duane Kissel and Charlotte Nash - were asked to share their views on a variety of topics, but the discussion kept returning to what purpose government is meant to fulfill. For Lilburn resident Will Costa, the government’s role is to make hard decisions. “If we don’t stop the business as usual, we’re not going to make it,” he said. “The hard decisions we have to make now are going to be a lot harder later.” Those hard decisions, Costa said, include working with MARTA, dealing with the fact that Gwinnett is part of a larger metro area, reassessing …
Friday, January 21, 2011
Event to be held at Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center.
Voters will have their first chance to meet all four candidates for chair of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Monday, Jan. 24. The candidates – Charlotte Nash, Larry Gause, Duane Kissel and William Costa – have been invited to attend a forum at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. The candidates will field questions from moderator Mike Moore. The forum is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
The four political hopefuls offer different solutions for making up budget shortfall.
In part five of our weeklong series, Dacula Patch asked each of the candidates for chair of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners how he or she would balance the county’s budget. Gwinnett County’s 2011 budget included subsidy cuts and a 15 percent reduction in library funding. Officials project the tax digest will shrink another nine percent this year and expect further revenue declines on 2012. The next chair of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners will not only have to deal with these declining revenues, but also address the county’s $18 million budget deficit. Each of the candidates expressed opposition to a property tax increase at this time, but offered varying opinions regarding how best to address the budget shortfall. …