Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Mayors sign the documents at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Lilburn's Johnny Crist joined other mayors from cities in Gwinnett to sign an agreement to bring an end to the Service Delivery Strategy (SDS) lawsuit. The mayors and County Commissioners in attendance posed for a photo at the Historic Courthouse after each city and County Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash signed the agreement.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The agreement ends a years-long dispute between the county and Gwinnett cities.
The Lilburn City Council on Tuesday evening approved by unanimous vote a pending Service Delivery Strategy settlement and agreement with the county. Earlier Tuesday, the Gwinnett County Board Of Commissioners approved the deal with cities in the Gwinnett Municipal Association, doing their part to end a multi-year, multimillion-dollar dispute. The proposal establishes new service districts for services including Fire and Emergency Medical Services, planning and development and 911 services. These will go into effect this year. Under the agreement, Lilburn will receive a one-time payment of $128,765 for planning and development; $413,404 for police, and an undesignated payment of $67,771. Going forward and starting this year, the city …
Monday, February 6, 2012
The multi-year Service Delivery Strategy (SDS) dispute between Gwinnett County and several cities in the Gwinnett Muncipal Association (GwMA) appears to be near an end.
Lilburn's city council will meet Tuesday night to vote on an agreement with the county on the multi-year dollar Service Delivery Strategy (SDS). On the agenda for Tuesday's special, called meeting is a "resolution to approve Consent Order, Joint Resolutions, Intergovernmental Agreements and to authorize execution and attestation of documents" according to an email from city hall. The city will not be part of the joint Police Service District, according to the resolution, councilman Scott Batterton said, because the city has its own police department. Other cities, including Loganville, Suwanee and Snellville, have called meetings tomorrow that may end the years-long dispute with the county over SDS. The disagreement dates to 2009, when …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Negotiations with county also are continuing, GwMA member says.
The unresolved Service Delivery Strategy (SDS) situation between the Gwinnett Municipal Association and the county is still under discussion. The executive committee of the Gwinnett Municipal Association held a conference call this week on the matter. Suwanee Mayor Jimmy Burnette, a member of that committee, referred to the call as "business as usual," but had no further details. A similar call was held in December. Burnette also told Suwanee City Council members at a recent work session that negotiations with the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners are continuing. "Hopefully, something will happen soon," he said. The court ruling last year, which strongly favored cities in the GwMA, is under appeal, so the status quo prevails. Cities are …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Conference call Monday is the latest development in the continuing legal dispute.
The lingering Service Delivery Strategy (SDS) situation between Gwinnett County and many of its cities continues, with cities in the Gwinnett Municipal Association holding a conference call Monday on the matter. Randy Meacham, executive director of the Gwinnett Municipal Association, said Monday afternoon that cities in the GwMA held a conference call earlier in the day about the SDS issue. Gwinnett County officials were not involved in the call, Meacham said. However, settlement talks between the GwMA and Gwinnett County have continued since a court ruling in September was issued strongly favoring the cities. A settlement offer apparently is not on the table, as Meacham said Monday's conference call concerned what the cities might be …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The recent Service Delivery Strategy court ruling has some interesting statistics.
It's not hard to find a Top 10 list, but the recent Service Delivery Strategy court ruling for Gwinnett County provides some interesting material for one. Judge David Barrett of Blairsville included much numerical research in his ruling; the matter had been in his hands since August 2010. So let's take a look at some of what the judge included: