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Commissioners Host Citizens’ Forum

Commissioners Host Citizens’ Forum

LAWRENCEVILLE – Gwinnett County Commissioners will l host the last, in a series of Citizens’ Forums’, tonight at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse.

This forum was designed to open the floor to county citizens to share their thoughts on how to meet the needs of Gwinnett County residents and businesses. All citizens are invited to attend.

The forum will begin at 7PM. The Gwinnett Historic Courthouse is located at 185 Crogan Street in Lawrenceville.

 

Recorder's Court offers amnesty in March

Recorder's Court offers amnesty in March

LAWRENCEVILLE – All Gwinnett County citizens with outstanding traffic citations in the Gwinnett County Recorder’s Court issues since 1983 are being offered ticket amnesty.

Until March 31st, citizens will be able to settle their traffic case without penalty and fines may be paid at the Recorder’s Court, which is located at 115 Stone Mountain Street in Lawrenceville.

Bring a copy of the citation or citation numbers, if possible, and be prepared to present your ID. If you have an outstanding case and do not take advantage of the amnesty program, the bench warrant will remain active and you will be subject to arrest.

For more, visit www.gwinnettcourts.com

Free to Speed in Gwinnett? Think Again, Sheriff's Dept. is Ticketing Speeders

Free to Speed in Gwinnett? Think Again, Sheriff's Dept. is Ticketing Speeders

Gwinnett County, GA--  While a lawsuit has not been resolved involving service delivery contracts between the county and cities, it has widely been reported that county police and city police departments have lost their right to run radar guns.  This fact as trickled down to residents and commuters whom continue to believe they are now free to speed, because the police have lost their ability to track and catch offenders.

Speeders beware.  Sheriff Butch Conway of the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department has enlisted his officers to turn their radar guns ON to catch speeders and to continue to ticket individuals.  

The fact that the Gwinnett Sheriff is an elected officer and that his Sheriff's Department is not a department who reports or answers to the Board of Commissioners, they are not subject to the sanctions from the pending lawsuit and can still use radar.

"It is important that law enforcement officers in Gwinnett

County Receives Two Donations

County Receives Two Donations

LAWRENCEVILLE – Commissioners today accepted donations from two organizations, one that will help with transportation needs for seniors and persons with disabilities and another that brings an interactive learning exhibit to Gwinnett County.

The Friends of Gwinnett Senior Services donated $39,371 to be used for the Transportation Voucher Program in Gwinnett. Recently, federal funds were granted from the New Freedom Act to support a limited number of seniors and persons with disabilities with vouchers to support the cost of transportation for essential trips with priority given to medical appointments and medical procedures.

Public transportation, including paratransit, is limited to certain corridors in the county and cannot meet the transportation needs for all those who need special transportation.

County Offices Closed for Presidents Day

County Offices Closed for Presidents Day

LAWRENCEVILLE -- (Gwinnett County) All Gwinnett County government offices, with the exception of those operations required for the comfort and safety of the citizens of the county, will be closed Feb. 21 for the Presidents Day holiday. All offices will resume regular working hours on Feb. 22. A Magistrate Court judge will be available at the Gwinnett County Detention Center.

Presidents Day is not a trash and recycling holiday; haulers will follow the normal trash and recycling schedule the week of Feb. 21.

Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners to Host a Citizens' Forum

Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners to Host a Citizens' Forum

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners will be hosting a Citizens' Forum on Thursday, January 20 at 7:00pm in the community room at Fire Station 30 located at 1052 Ozora Road in Loganville.

This Citizens Forum will be a chance for citizens to meet their district commissioners and to share their thoughts about how to meet the needs of Gwinnett County's residents and businesses.

A brief presentation about the County's financial outlook will be made, and the floor will be open for your thoughts and ideas.

Gwinnett County Officials give a County Update

Gwinnett County, GA--  (submitted by Gwinnett County Government)

This has been one of the more significant snow and ice events Gwinnett has experienced in many years in terms of volume of snow and ice on the roads in combination with below-freezing temperatures. Despite the colder temperatures expected over the next few days, the sun, low humidity, and wind are expected to help accelerate the natural evaporation and melting process.

The Gwinnett County Department of Transportation has been responding to weather-related road conditions since the winter storm hit metropolitan Atlanta on Sunday evening. The department has been primarily cooperating with and assisting the County's emergency personnel and crews, which have responded to icy conditions on major thoroughfares and collector streets.