Friday, May 17, 2013
The Gwinnett meeting would be the beginning of the formal process of possibly calling for a referendum on the 1 percent sales tax.
Moving beyond the preliminary phase, Gwinnett County officials apparently have asked to meet with officials from cities in the county regarding a possible SPLOST vote in November. The meeting is set for Tuesday, June 4, at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville, according to Suwanee officials. Suwanee City Council members were told of the meeting Thursday (May 16) at a workshop. Also, Suwanee Mayor Jimmy Burnette said that Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash appeared at a recent Gwinnett Municipal Association (GwMA) meeting for a "listening session." Burnette is on the GwMA executive committee. The city of Lilburn is not currently a member of the Gwinnett Municipal Association. However, the city was on the …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The current sales tax expires after this year. Voters must approve an extension, but they need a chance. Share your thoughts.
It has been less than a year since voters in metro Atlanta soundly rejected a transportation sales tax. Now, Gwinnett County voters, including those in Lilburn, may face a similar choice in 2013. The current countywide Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax program expires at the end of the year. (To see how Gwinnett County SPLOST funds have been distributed to the cities, see the attached graphic.) If voters want new projects in transportation, public safety or new buildings, they'll have to vote "yes." But, will voters get the chance? County leaders have made no final decision, and that decision is not theirs alone. Leaders of Gwinnett County cities must be in accord with county leaders on how SPLOST monies would be spent before such a …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The current sales tax expires in March 2014, and leaders must approve a new election. What should Lilburn's mayor decide?
Lilburn and Gwinnett voters, get ready -- again. Gwinnett County could offer up a new SPLOST vote in 2013. The current Special Purpose Local Option Sales tax, which was approved by voters in 2008, expires in March 2014. For the process to continue, voters must approve a new tax. A new SPLOST vote is possible for November, according to county spokesperson Joe Sorenson. According to state law, a vote could only be held in March or November, but March would be too soon for all requirements to be met. Among the requirements: commissioners and mayors in the county must meet to discuss potential SPLOST projects. No such meeting is scheduled. Patch has reached out to Lilburn Mayor Johnny Crist for a comment on this topic, and we will share his …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Traffic, construction, and elections were on the agenda at the Lilburn City Council Meeting Monday.
Tired of traffic at the intersection of Killian Hill and Arcado? City officials approved an agreement with Gwinnett County for upgraded mast arm signal poles, added turn lanes, modified traffic signals, sidewalks, and drainage improvements at the intersection of Killian Hill Road and Arcado Road. The city agreed to make a lump sum payment to the county in an amount not to exceed $50,000 from 2009 SPLOST funds. The Main Street realignment project continues to take shape as the mayor and council approved the Main Street Realignment Construction Agreement between the City of Lilburn and Gwinnett County. The city agreed to provide engineering and other necessary professional services needed for construction of the road with a maximum …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Regional Roundtable executive committee reaches agreement on $6.14 billion list of transportation projects.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The executive committee of the Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable voted unanimously today to approve a $6.14 billion draft list of transportation projects to be funded by a proposed penny sales tax. "This is a pretty momentous occasion," said Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson, Chairman of the Roundtable Executive Committee last night at the Council Work Policy session. “Today, the Roundtable Executive Committee worked tirelessly to craft a constrained list of priority projects that represent tremendous benefits to the entire region,” said Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson, Chairman of the Roundtable Executive Committee in a released statement yesterday. “We had representatives from all the major jurisdictions in the Atlanta region rolling …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Guaranteed to tell you something you didn't know yesterday.
Good morning, Lilburn. It's Tuesday, Aug. 9. Here are five things from Monday's City Council meeting you might want to know. 1. It Should Be Called NOT Lanes: Lilburn PD Capt. Ben Haynes shared some enlightening information about the plans for the HOT (High Occupancy Toll) lanes on I-85. Here are some of the rules, beginning sometime in September: Vehicles will need to have at least three occupants to use the lane for free; you must have a PeachPass card (available for free at peachpass.com) to use the express lane; you may use the lane with less than three occupants for a variable toll dependent on the traffic conditions; it will be illegal to cross the double-white line; lanes will be patrolled for violation with a variety of tools, …
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Approved project will install more cameras and monitoring capabilities to Pleasant Hill Road.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
A six-mile stretch of Pleasant Hill Road between Lawrenceville and Buford highways, including parts of Lilburn, will see more traffic monitoring, the county announced this week. On Tuesday, the county Board of Commissioners approved a $847,668 project that will install cameras and fiber optic cables to allow the Gwinnett Traffic Control Center to monitor and react to the highly congested area. Part of the project, awarded to R.J. Haynie, Inc., also includes three miles of Ga. 20 near the Mall of Georgia. The work will be paid for with state transportation and 2009 SPLOST funds. The cameras will be integrated into the Department of Transportation’s GC Smart Commute program, which can be accessed by residents who want to see live traffic …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Renovations at aquatic and tennis centers will be paid for with SPLOST funds.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Pools and tennis courts in the Mountain Park area will get upgrades, the county Board of Commissioners approved Tuesday. The projects will be paid for with SPLOST sales tax funds, according to a press release. The indoor lap and instructional pools at the Mountain Park Aquatic Center on Rockbridge Road will be renovated with sandblasting, bonding and plaster installation, and the replacement of tiles, grates, lights and skimmers. The renovation is part of a $186,297 project that also will include renovations at the Collins Hill Aquatic Center in Lawrenceville. The pools will be closed from Aug. 8 until early October. Commissioners also approved a $149,250 project to renovate six tennis courts at the Mountain Park Tennis Center on Five …