Democratic candidate for Governor Jason Carter was the featured speaker at Tuesday's meeting of the Gwinnett Rotary Club, and according to a story in the Gwinnett Daily Post , his topic was education. More...
Earthmoving and material handling equipment manufacturer Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Inc. , Norcross, Georgia, has announced a partnership with attachment manufacturer Werk-Brau , Findlay, Ohio, which it says will allow the company to provide a wider array of attachment options to its customers. More...
An information session sponsored by the grassroots group SOSnellville.com drew a crowd estimated at over 800 people to Gwinnett County's Brookwood High School last Thursday night to discuss a proposal to build apartments near Snellville's Eastside Medical Center. More...
new regional survey being conducted by the Atlanta Regional Commission seeks to
find out exactly what the community thinks is important to ensure that metro
Atlanta remains globally competitive, raises the best workforce possible, and
continues to be a great place to live.
from this survey will be used to help ARC develop its Regional Plan that will
guide public policies and investments related to issues of transportation, land
use, water quality, workforce development, aging, and health resources. This
survey is an important opportunity for Gwinnett County to have an impact on
this regional vision.
survey can be accessed from the Atlanta
Regional Commission’s website through September 30. For more information, please contact Melissa Roberts, Community
Engagement Coordinator at 404.463.3272 or email@example.com. More...
FOCUS ON is a monthly feature that tells how your county government employees focus on providing high-quality services to you each and every day.
Gang Unit: Adapting to the times to stomp out gang activity
Just as the rest of
the world has adapted to a mobile way of life, gangs have capitalized on
digital tools to establish an online presence. While gang activity may not
always be in plain sight, the Gwinnett County Police Department’s Gang Unit
stays on the trail despite the clever tactics gang members use ––whether on the
street or on the Web. Find out more about ourGang Unit.
Animal Welfare and Enforcement Center
Community Risk Reduction
Crime Prevention Unit
DOT Road Condition Assessment Team
Fleet Management Division
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Grants Business Unit
Human Resources Recruitment
Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Parks Maintenance Team
Performance Analysis Division
Swiftwater Rescue Team
Traffic Control Center
TVGwinnett Production Team
Commissioner Richard Steele announced that 2014 property tax bills will be
mailed to Gwinnett County taxpayers by August 1. All bills will have a
single-installment due date of October 1. Taxpayers may choose to make partial
payments as long as the total due is paid by the due date.
property owners with an escrow account, tax information is available to the
mortgage company; however, it is ultimately the responsibility of the property
owner to ensure taxes are paid by the due date. If there are questions
about who will pay the taxes, homeowners should contact their mortgage company
directly, especially if their mortgage company has recently changed.
There are several options for property tax
Pay online by check, credit or debit card at GwinnettTaxCommissioner.com.
(Paying by check is free; debit card: $3.95 flat fee; credit card: 2.29%
Mail payments to P.O. Box 372,
Lawrenceville, GA 30046.
Pay by check using drop boxes 24 hours a day
at all Tax Commissioner offices.
Pay in person during business hours at
all Tax Commissioner offices.
your property tax information at www.GwinnettTaxCommissioner.com
and if you have questions, contact the office at Tax@gwinnettcounty.com or
The Gwinnett County Police Department will
host a job fair on Saturday, August 23
from 8:00am to 3:00pm for Police
and Communications Officer positions. The job fair will take place at the
Gwinnett County Police Training Center, located at 854 Winder Highway in
The Gwinnett County Police Department is a
nationally accredited, full-service department with specialized units such as
SWAT, K-9, DUI Task Force, and more. The department offers a competitive
compensation/benefits package along with on-the-job training. Interested
applicants are encouraged to apply before attending the fair on the Police
employment webpage; however human resources staff will
be present at the fair and will be taking walk-up applications during the
For more information about the opportunities
available with the Gwinnett County Police Department, visit the Police
employment webpage. More...
The Gwinnett Animal Welfare and
Enforcement Center has been chosen as a contender in the ASPCA Rachael Ray™
$100K challenge. August 31 is the last day of the challenge, so don’t miss out!
The goal is for the shelter to save more dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens than
the summer months of last year. Please visit www.gwinnettanimalcontrol.com for
The Gwinnett Animal Welfare and Enforcement Center has been chosen as a contender in the ASPCA Rachael Ray™ $100K challenge. Throughout the months of June, July, and August of this year, each competing shelter must save more dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens than they did during the same three months in 2013. Winners of the challenge could earn $5,000 to $100,000 in grant money from the ASPCA to help find homes for more animals in Gwinnett County and help low-income families spay/neuter their pets. Several activities are planned during these summer months, so visit www.gwinnettanimalcontrol.comto find out how you can take part in the challenge.
Ga., Aug. 19, 2014) – Reduced erosion and improved water quality are the goals
of a restoration project on Bromolow Creek approved Tuesday by the Gwinnett
County Board of Commissioners.
800 feet of the creek plus 600 feet of a tributary and 150 feet of a stormwater
channel off Old Norcross Road near Chaffin Ridge/Trevino Circle in Duluth will
be stabilized using natural channel-design techniques. The project will reduce
suspended solids in the Beaver Ruin watershed, improve aquatic habitat and
remove invasive, exotic vegetation. It is expected to be complete in six
$875,277 contract went to low bidder The Dickerson Group Inc. Funding comes
from the water and sewer renewal fund. According to Stormwater Division
Director Steve Leo, the project could save the County as much as $700,000 by
generating stream mitigation credits approved by the U.S. Army Corps of
Ga., Aug. 7, 2014) – Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation is partnering with
Live Healthy Gwinnett, Gwinnett County Health and Human Services and the
Gwinnett Extension Service to host the Fall Into Health Senior Wellness Fair to
serve a growing senior population. This year’s event falls on National Food
Day, featuring live cooking demonstrations, a farmer’s market, breakout
sessions with special presenters, live entertainment, interactive
demonstrations and health screenings in addition to scores of health and
event typically serves more than 500 seniors, but organizers are expecting that
number to double this year. The Fall Into Health Senior Wellness Fair will be
held on Friday, Oct. 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Bethesda Park Senior
Recreation Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road in Lawrenceville. Interested
sponsors and vendors should call 678-277-0179 before Oct. 10 for more
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Aug. 5, 2014) – Renovations are in store for the
Bethesda Park Aquatic Center at 225 Bethesda Church Road near Lawrenceville.
Funds from the 2009 SPLOST program will pay for the $408,107 contract
commissioners approved Tuesday with low bidder Poolside Inc.
The year-round indoor instructional pool and outdoor leisure pool will
both get new tile along with new mechanical skimmers, grates, float assemblies
and equalizers. Drains and HVAC ducts will be cleaned and a new system
installed to remove chloramines from the air at pool level to improve air
quality. The contract also includes replacing the play structure.
Project Administration Division Director Grant Guess said, “We’re using
SPLOST funds to renovate existing facilities like this one in order to extend
their life and improve operational efficiency.”
Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation, a finalist for the national Gold
Medal Award presented by the National Recreation and Park Association after
winning it in 2008, operates 17 aquatic facilities. Pool types include indoor
competition, instructional, lap and indoor and outdoor leisure/water parks.
General attendance at county pools numbered around 418,000 visits last year.
Information on hours, fees, swim lessons or facility rentals can be found at www.gwinnettparks.com or by calling
(678) 277-0880. More...
Ga., August 6, 2014) – Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation held the local
Punt, Pass & Kick competition at Rhodes Jordan Park in Lawrenceville on
July 23. There were 107 kids that participated in the event, with the top
finishers in each age group as follows:
years old, Pamela Zachery10-11
years old, Dianne Friese12-13
years old, Christina Haber
years old, Kameron Rayford8–9
years old, Omar Zachery Jr.10–11
years old, Scott Thompson12–13
years old, Brendan Farrell14–15
years old, Andre Watson
Pass & Kick is a free, nationwide competition that is run by the National
Football League. Kids compete in their age group in local competitions and then
the scores are submitted to the NFL. The highest score from the winner in each
age group moves into the sectional competition and then onto the Team
Championship held at the Georgia Dome. The top four kids in each age group will
compete nationally to go to the Super Bowl. More...
County Board of Commissioners will hold a groundbreaking for the Phase 2 Fire
Academy expansion. Work will get underway this fall with completion expected in
Aug. 5, 2014, at 3:30 p.m.
WHO: Fire Chief Casey Snyder will emcee the
event and remarks will be provided by Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte
Nash and District 3 Commissioner Tommy Hunter.
WHERE: The ceremony will
take place at the Fire Academy behind the high-rise training tower at 3608
Braselton Highway in Dacula.
new facility will feature a new academic building, three-bay apparatus building
with classrooms and a large training pavilion. The academic building will
consist of eight large training rooms and house a student resource center,
kitchen, and conference room. The project is funded by the voter-approved 2009
SPLOST sales tax. More...
Ga., Aug. 1, 2014) – Gwinnett County officials learned today that Fitch Ratings
has reaffirmed the government’s AAA credit rating with a stable outlook. The
rating affirmed Gwinnett County’s debt of $19.1 million in general obligation
bonds, $806.3 million in water and sewer bonds and $89.9 million in development authority bonds.
noted in its report that Gwinnett County’s strong reserves, stable operating
performance and favorable debt position were key drivers for its rating. The
report said “careful budgeting and financial monitoring has contributed to a
lengthy history of positive operating results.” In addition, the report noted
the County’s strong fund balance position and “prudent approach” to retirement
funding. It specifically pointed out that the
OPEB trust has a 59.9% funded ratio, which is unusually high relative to other
U.S. local governments.
Chairman Charlotte Nash said, “This is great news for our county. The top rating
from Fitch is solid evidence of our financial strength and stability in
addition to our sound financial management policies.”
addition, Fitch cited Gwinnett’s participation in a metropolitan economy as favorable.
According to the report, “the economy is diverse with major employers spanning
numerous industries and is home to a significant number of Fortune 500
companies.” The report also notes the county’s low unemployment rate and
above-average household income.
County has held the highest bond ratings from all three major rating agencies
since 1997. Fitch’s reaffirmation of Gwinnett County’s AAA is the result of a
routine review process undertaken by rating agencies. The other agencies are
likely to perform a similar review according to their own practices. More...