Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Construction on a 4.4-mile extension that includes Suwanee is expected to continue through the end of the year.
Construction will soon begin on an extension of Ivy Creek Greenway near the Mall of Georgia. On Tuesday (May 21), Gwinnett County commissioners approved the three-quarter mile extension of the trail, which runs through Suwanee and Buford, according to a press release. When complete, the extension will feature wood boardwalks, a 270-foot cable bridge, an overlook platform and restrooms. In the future, officials want to connect the greenway to George Pierce Park, creating seven miles of areas to use bicycles and walking. In the county press release, District 1 Commissioner Jace Brooks of Suwanee said that "greenways are an important extension of our park system and provide a chance for individuals and families to focus on fitness in a …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The meeting would be the beginning of the formal process of possibly calling for a referendum on the 1 percent sales tax.
Updated 2:50 p.m. Moving beyond the preliminary phase, Gwinnett County officials 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 and Gwinnett 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. -- Do you favor extending the Gwinnett SPLOST program? Why or why not? Share your thoughts in …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Improvements at North Gwinnett High and a multi-use path for pedestrians are approved.
The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners approved Tuesday (May 7) two transportation-related projects for the Suwanee area, one in cooperation with City of Suwanee officials. Commissioners OK'd funding for a multi-use path along Suwanee Dam Road, part of which will be paid for by the city. Also, commissioners approved for North Gwinnett High a new parking lot entrance and an extended-turn lane from Suwanee Dam Road northbound onto Level Creek Road. The multi-use path will run from Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to Buford Highway, near Town Center. Suwanee already had agreed to pay about $30,500 of the cost (esimated at $440,000) to upgrade the material from asphalt to concrete. Work is expected to be completed by the end of the year. -- How …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Suwanee News Week: Reviewing some top local news stories.
Click on the links below for more information. POLICE ISSUE WARNING: Gwinnett Police asked residents to be on the lookout for a "suspicious" white van. There were reports that men in the van were attempting to lure neighborhood children; an instance was reported near North Gwinnett High in unincorporated Suwanee. MCCANN REHABS IN GWINNETT: The Atlanta Braves' All-Star catcher and Duluth High grad was spending the weekend at Coolray Field to hone his surgically repaired shoulder. SUWANEE EVENTS: Weather was not cooperative as such events as Food Truck Fridays and the Suwanee Farmers Market moved into Town Center Park. SCHLOTZSKY'S OPENS: The fast-casual restaurant chain rolled out a new eatery near I-85 in the Suwanee Gateway. BRISCOE FIELD…
Friday, May 3, 2013
The April 30 town hall meeting in Suwanee had a large turnout.
The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners held a town hall meeting at the George Pierce Park Community Center in Suwanee on April 30 to offer residents a chance to discuss issues and get to know the new Board a little better. Jace Brooks, a former Suwanee City Council member, hosted the event. "It's great to see some friendly faces here," he said before the meeting kicked off, "and some folks who I've known for quite a while." Brooks is new to the Board of Commissioners, replacing former District 1 Commissioner Shirley Lasseter in late 2012. Other commissioners include Tommy Hunter (District 3), Chairman Charlotte Nash, Lynette Howard (District 2) and John Heard (District 4). The following questions and comments were brought before the Board of …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Calling the FAA's decision 'unlawful,' Gwinnett leaders go the legal route to try to keep the facility's control tower operating.
The Atlanta airport -- the world's busiest -- would be affected by the closure of the FAA-maintained control tower at Briscoe Field, according to Gwinnett officials. Gwinnett leaders announced this week that they are seeking to join a legal matter that was initiated by Spokane, Wash., that is pending before the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Airports in both areas face the loss of their control towers due to cutbacks that have been mandated by federal budget cuts known as sequestration. County officials said Briscoe Field "diverts a meaningful amount of traffic" from Atlanta's airport. That relief would not be possible if federal officials follow through with closure of Briscoe's tower. -- How do you feel about Briscoe Field's tower …
The next session by the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners will be Tuesday at George Pierce Park.
It'll be a homecoming of sorts for Jace Brooks on Tuesday night. Brooks, who is in his first full term as Gwinnett District 1 commissioner, will be part of a Gwinnett Town Hall meeting in Suwanee on Tuesday (April 30). The event, part of a series of town halls, will be from 6:15-8:30 p.m. at the George Pierce Park Community Center, on Buford Highway. The open house will be at the start of the program, with questions and comments beginning at 7 p.m. Brooks was a Suwanee City Council member from 2002-12, before leaving to run for commissioner. He actually was sworn in late in 2012 to fill the term vacated by Shirley Lasseter. District 1 includes Suwanee, Duluth and Sugar Hill. Already in 2013, Brooks has had an effect. Such transportation …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
County leaders soon will continue the series in Suwanee.
Tuesday, April 16
Gwinnett County leaders held the first in a series of town hall meetings for the public on Tuesday, April 1. More will follow. According to the Gwinnett County website, the next one is scheduled for Tuesday, April 30, at George Pierce Park in Suwanee. The schedule: Tuesday, April 30 · 6:15pm – 8:30pm George Pierce Park Community Center 55 Buford Highway in Suwanee Wednesday, May 1 · 6:15pm – 8:30pm Grayson High School 50 Hope Hollow Road in Loganville Thursday, May 9 · 6:15pm – 8:30pm Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center 4651 Britt Road in Norcross Representatives from county departments will be at the open houses to answer questions and talk about the services they provide. Beginning at 7:00 pm, the commissioners will invite …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
A former District 3 commissioner cites the recent Snellville slaying as an example of lax protection.
The recent homicide in Snellville prompted a resident and former Gwinnett commissioner to carry his concerns to the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners on Tuesday. Curtis McGill, who served as District 3 commissioner from 1988-92, told the commissioners Tuesday that his area feels like a "lost colony" and needs more police protection and zoning enforcement. McGill said he lives on Temple Johnson Road, and that the March 30 slaying of Brent Francis happened "behind my house." Also, he said zoning regulators "just ignore" the area. Read more on Snellville Patch.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Commissioners keep up an active agenda in 2013 of transportation improvements.
The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners kept up an active pace of transportation improvements at Tuesday's meeting. Among the projects approved were: See also: Don’t miss any Suwanee news. Subscribe to Suwanee Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.