Wednesday, March 20, 2013
In February, the city of Lilburn approved funding for this project, as well.
The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement Tuesday that moves forward improvements for Arcado Road. Specifically, the improvements are for the intersection of Arcado Road and Camp Creek Road/Cole Road. The project includes upgrades to pedestrian safety, crosswalks, and the mast arm of the traffic signal. The county has agreed to pay half of the $130,000 project cost using SPLOST funds that were re-allocated in January. In February, the city of Lilburn approved the other half of the funding, not to exceed $65,000. -- Do you think these improvements will help Arcado Road traffic frustration? Let us know in the comment section. -- Construction is expected to begin June 2013, according to the city of Lilburn. The Gwinnett…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Thanks to a reallocation of funds from the Lilburn CID, the total SPLOST contribution is now $809,000.
Wednesday, March 6
The Gwinnett County board of commissioners approved an agreement Tuesday with the city of Lilburn to provide additional funding for the Main Street relocation project. The additional funding amounts to $164,000, which is coming from a reallocation of SPLOST dollars from the Lilburn Community Improvement District. Recently, the county asked all of the community improvement districts to consider such changes to help projects that were "shovel-ready." In 2011, Gwinnett County provided an initial SPLOST sales tax allocation of approximately $645,000 for construction of the Main Street project. With the additional Lilburn CID reallocation, the total SPLOST contribution is now $809,000. -- Do you think the Main Street realignment project is a …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
In addition to a sidewalk, the plan includes several transit shelter pads to enhance access to Gwinnett County Transit.
Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners' approved Tuesday more than $332,000 that will be used to improve pedestrian safety along Lawrenceville Highway in Lilburn. The funds will help create a continuous sidewalk from Rockbridge Road to Hillcrrest Road/Main Street and to link Bryson Park and Lions Club Park, among other upgrades. The five-foot-wide sidewalk will run for about a mile along the north side of the highway. Other upgrades will include: "I’m pleased to partner with Lilburn officials to increase walkability and safety for our residents," said District 2 Commissioner Lynette Howard in a press release. "Projects like this one are important for connecting neighborhoods and increasing pedestrian access to recreation, shopping and …
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 …
Friday, January 4, 2013
The overall figure of $1.4 billion includes adjustments for such things as SDS-mandated service districts.
Gwinnett County's elected leaders unanimously approved Thursday a $1.4 billion budget for 2013. As with previous years, there were cuts, tough choices -- and no pay raises for county employees. But, there also are signs that the economic woes that have plagued the county in recent years may be bottoming out. District 1 Commissioner Jace Brooks of Suwanee, who is beginning his first full term on the board, noted that the Gwinnett tax digest is projected to decline about 1.9 percent this year. That would be the smallest such decline in recent years, and the reduction in tax revenues has been a major problem for Gwinnett budgets recently. -- What are your thoughts on the Gwinnett 2013 budget, and future budgets? Share your opinions in the …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A $100,000 grant will help create a bike and pedestrian link from Camp Creek Greenway and Lions Club Park.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
From a Gwinnett County government press release: With the help of a $100,000 Recreation Trails Grant from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Gwinnett County commissioners on Tuesday approved a new greenways trail connection in Lilburn. The project will create a bike and pedestrian link from the Camp Creek Greenway to Lions Club Park, which is currently undergoing renovations. The new 0.8-mile trail will connect to the 2-mile Camp Creek Greenway trail built by the city of Lilburn. The construction includes a new 700-foot boardwalk, asphalt trail and a 60-foot long concrete bridge underpass at Rockbridge Road along Camp Creek. District Two Commissioner Lynette Howard said, “I am excited to see greenway projects link communities and…
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Feds say developer Mark Gary paid Lasseter $30,000 to influence her vote on a solid waste transfer station.
Mark Gary, a former Gwinnett County planning commissioner, has been charged by federal authorities in Atlanta with bribery in connection with a payment made to then-Commissioner Shirley Lasseter, according to media reports. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Sept. 5 that Gary, who is part of Gary Holding Group in Johns Creek, paid $30,000 in casino chips to influence Lasseter's vote on a solid waste transfer station in Norcross. Lasseter voted for the transfer station on April 28, 2009. The following June, Gary gave the chips to her son, John Fanning, federal court documents say. Lasseter, whose Gwinnett District 1 included Suwanee, Duluth and Sugar Hill, appointed Gary to the planning commission in 2009, according to media reports…
Attorneys for former Gwinnett Commissioner Shirley Lasseter and her son John Fanning file motions to reduce sentences.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Based on information he has reportedly provided in an ongoing investigation of corruption in Gwinnett County, the son of former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter is seeking a reduced sentence on bribery and drug trafficking charges, according to an article Tuesday in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Fanning, Lasseter and Carl “Skip” Cain are scheduled to be sentenced in federal court in Atlanta Wednesday afternoon by U.S. District Judge Charles Pannell Jr. Fanning’s attorney William Thomas Jr. filed a motion Monday containing the information. While cooperating with the probe, Fanning provided information to investigators on three targets of the investigation including at least one person who tried to buy Lasseter’s vote, the …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Gwinnett County will soon begin water main projects in four neighborhoods, including the Lilburn area.
Four older neighborhoods near Snellville, Lilburn and and Norcross will soon see the beginning of projects to help alleviate water main breaks. The construction specifically includes the Forest Vale, Pebble Creek, Johnson Estates and Hermitage Plantation neighborhoods, where a total of 4.4 miles of of water mains prone to breaking will be replaced. The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners approved the project contracts on Aug. 21. -- How do you feel about Gwinnett County construction? Are these projects a good thing, or a pain? -- "Leaks and breaks are an inconvenience to water customers," said Tiffiany Shaw, a project manager with the Department of Water Resources, in written correspondence with county officials. "Not only does it …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Her son John Fanning and Carl "Skip" Cain also to be sentenced on new date in federal district court in Atlanta.
Sentencing of former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter, who pleaded guilty in May to accepting bribes, has been delayed until Sept. 5. Lasseter, her son John Fanning and Carl “Skip” Cain had been scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 6 in federal district court in Atlanta. Their sentencing hearings will now occur at 2 p.m. on the new date. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Atlanta had filed a motion July 20 for at least a 30-day continuance of the defendants’ sentencing to facilitate matters relating to their cooperation with the government’s ongoing investigation into corruption in Gwinnett County. The request was granted by the Atlanta Division of U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The order for continuance was …