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North Gwinnett High Annexation Moves Forward

Suwanee City Council members support the move.

Credit: City of Suwanee.
Credit: City of Suwanee.
Next stop, Georgia General Assembly.

The Suwanee City Council formally approved Thursday (Jan. 16) a resolution in favor of bringing the North Gwinnett High campus into the city limits. The measure was passed at a special called meeting.

The procedure means that Suwanee's representatives in the House of Representatives can introduced the legislation that is necessary to complete the move. Rep. Brooks Coleman has been spearheading the effort at the Capitol.

The annexation effort began in 2012, when some parents and school council members associated with the school, which is located on Level Creek Road, wrote a letter requesting annexation to Suwanee officials.

The move would expand the Suwanee city limits by some 21.1 acres, according to city documents. (See the attached map -- the reddish area represents the North Gwinnett High campus.)

There would be no property tax ramifications, as the school property is tax exempt, according to City Manager Marty Allen.

However, the annexation would simplify some jurisdictional issues. For example, the school property would be patrolled regularly by the Suwanee Police Department; currently, that agency only provides service at football games, on a contract basis.

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