Thursday, May 9, 2013
The city is offering more than 100 items in a surplus auction.
Citizens have several more days to get their bids in for more than 100 items in a surplus auction by the City of Suwanee. The city of Suwanee opened bidding on May 3, and it closes in the evening of May 13. Items available include police vehicles; police equipment, such as prisoner transport seat and prisoner cages; and even a chicken coop. The minimum bid for each police vehicle is $500. For other items, bids may start as low as $5. To view available items and to make a bid, click here.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
School officials confirm they have approached city officials about inclusion in the city limits.
--- New information was posted on November 29. The latest is here. --- North Gwinnett High School officials acknowledged Wednesday (November 28) that they have approached the City of Suwanee about the school being annexed into the city limits. Debbie Sharratt, a school spokesperson, confirmed that the school has discussed the move with city officials. The matter is on the agenda for discussion at a City Council workshop in December. Other school officials could not be reached for comment Wednesday. The school, on Level Creek Road at Suwanee Dam Road, currently sits in an unincorporated area outside the city limits. It has a tradition well beyond the so-called "boom years" of Suwanee, which had a population increase of about 75 percent in …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Trash haulers to follow normal schedules.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Monday is a holiday, of course, and that means reduced hours for government in the Suwanee area. Suwanee City Hall will be closed, as will Gwinnett County government offices in Lawrenceville, according to news releases. Trash haulers will follow their normal schedules during the Memorial Day holiday. The Gwinnett County Solid Waste and Recycling Call Center will be closed that day, but hauler call centers will be open, county officials said. Don’t miss any Suwanee news. Subscribe to Suwanee Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
City Hall, Suwanee Sports Academy are recognized for innovation and economic benefit, respectively.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The City of Suwanee and the popular Suwanee Sports Academy have been given some top awards by the Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau. The city and publicist Lynne DeWilde won the Innovative Marketer of the Year Award. This award is given to the person or organization who is creative, visionary, and continually works to maximize their assets and achievements in new and creative ways, according to the GCVB. Suwanee was recognized for their efforts to integrate public art and the visual arts into the psyche of the city, and their consistent support of the GCVB. The sports academy and GM Mike Eddy won the Sports Partner of the Year award, also citing its economic benefit. This is given by the Gwinnett Sports Commission in recognition of a…
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Council also approves a slight change in the city's events policy.
The Suwanee City Council gave honors to the city manager as well as several volunteers involved in the recent Suwanee Day festival Tuesday at its October meeting. Amy Doherty, events coordinator for Suwanee, commended officials from the Royal Dance Academy for their direction of the flash mob that hit Town Center Park about 4 p.m. "If I had been in charge, we'd be doing the hokey pokey," Doherty said. "We wanted to educate Suwanee," Jay Johnson of Royal Dance said in accepting a special plaque from the city. Doherty also honored an official from 12Stone Church and many other Suwanee Day volunteers, who already have met regarding next year's festival. Suwanee Mayor Dave Williams also gave a special award to City Manager Marty Allen. "He …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
A surprise witness and mediation show the intensity of both sides.
The continuing legal battle between the City of Suwanee and land developers Settles Bridge Farm LLC took interesting turns Friday in Gwinnett Superior Court -- for both sides -- before the judge even took the step of ordering mediation. The city, contesting a $1.8 million jury award to the developers, produced an unexpected witness -- Public Works Director James Miller. This matter was just disclosed to the developers' attorney the day before. After the developers' attorney objected, Judge Warren Davis ordered a recess to do legal research. He then would not allow Miller to testify, but let attorney Laurel Henderson give a summary as to what Miller would have testified to. Welcome to a multi-million dollar case where, after three years, no…
Friday, September 30, 2011
The parties have until Nov. 4 to try to reach a settlement with a third party involved.
Updated 7:09 a.m., Oct. 1, 2011 A Gwinnett Superior Court judge Friday afternoon ordered attorneys for the City of Suwanee and developers Settles Bridge Farm LLC to go to mediation by Nov. 4 to try to resolve the case that has resulted in a $1.8 million jury award against the city. After hearing four hours of arguments from both sides, Judge Warren Davis ruled that they must agree on a mediator, who will try to bring the sides together on a settlement. If that does not resolve the three-year legal battle, the parties then have until Nov. 11 to submit additional briefs to the judge on the case. Fridays' hearing was the latest step in a matter that arose from a failed land sale in Suwanee in 2008. The developers, who are led by former …
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Settles Bridge Farm LLC awarded $1.8 million over failed land deal dating to 2008.
Updated 10:13 a.m., Aug. 27, 2011 A Gwinnett Superior Court jury Friday sided with a group of Suwanee developers against the City of Suwanee, ruling that a city regulation adversely affected a potential 2008 land sale. Settles Bridge Farm LLC, a legal entity headed by David Bowling and Brad Williams, was awarded $1.8 million after a week-long trial and a three-year legal battle. Jurors found that a special-use permit adopted by the city was a "significant detriment" to the land sale and was "insubstantial" to the public health and general well-being of residents in the area. Brad Williams, a principal in Settles Bridge Farm LLC, said he was "pleased with the outcome." Suwanee City Manager Marty Allen termed the outcome an "advisory opinion…