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Suwanee Council To Meet on North Gwinnett High Annexation

The move could go before the Georgia General Assembly.

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The Suwanee City Council has called a special meeting for Thursday (Jan. 16) to deal with the possibility of annexing North Gwinnett High School.

According to the agenda, the called meeting is to "Consider Adopting a Resolution Authorizing and Requesting the Annexation of the North Gwinnett High School Campus into the Corporate Limits of Suwanee."

Discussions about puling the high school into the city limits advanced recently. State Rep. Brooks Coleman, whose district includes Suwanee, said he plans to introduce legislation that would allow this to happen.

State legislative action is necessary because the North Gwinnett High property is contiguous with other unincorporated land, Coleman said.

The movement to annex the school property began in 2012. Members of the school council and PTA sent a letter to Suwanee officials requesting the move.

The called council meeting Thursday is in advance of a regularly scheduled workshop, at which no official business is to be taken.

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Joy Calloway January 16, 2014 at 03:32 PM
Sounds great. One MUST they have to consider - the streets around the high school are so DARK in the morning. In fact, there is no streetlight at all at the intersection of Level Creek and West Price. I've seen so many near misses of cars hitting kids either walking to school from nearby neighborhoods or from the various parking lots. They need to be ready to provide funds for lots of additional lighting and/or coordinate and push the Gwinnett DOT to take caer of that situation and put it high on their list of budget project priorities for 2014.
Jim Kerr January 17, 2014 at 02:43 PM
Amen Joy!

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