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County Gets Boost In Funds For State Route Widening

LAWRENCEVILLE – (submitted by Gwinnett County Transportation) The Board of Commissioners approved an addendum to an agreement with Georgia DOT that will allow the County to accept an additional $28 million in funding for right-of-way acquisition to widen SR 20/Cumming Highway near Sugar Hill from Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to the Chattahoochee River.

The County received $11 million in federal and state funds in October 2010 to purchase right-of-way and easements from approximately 200 properties located along State Route 20. The County is funding land acquisition services associated with the project and acquisitions are now underway.    

This is the last of three projects to replace the only remaining two-lane sections of State Route 20 in Gwinnett.

40 New Trees Take Root in Suwanee

40 New Trees Take Root in Suwanee

Suwanee, GA--  (submitted by the City of Suwanee)  

When the City of Suwanee conducted a tree inventory in late 2009, it found that the community had 3,866 public trees in parks, medians, and along streets. It also found that, while most of the trees were healthy, some had died, others were in need of maintenance, and still others would require careful monitoring. This week, in an effort to more proactively manage Suwanee’s urban forest, the City planted 40 trees, replacing those that had died.

Seventeen of those 40 trees were planted along Main Street, seven at Sims Lake Park, and four in the median along Suwanee Dam/Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road; the remainder are scattered throughout the community.

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.

Valentine's Day is a Time for Marriage or to Renew Vows in Gwinnett

Valentine's Day is a Time for Marriage or to Renew Vows in Gwinnett

Gwinnett County, GA--  (submitted by Gwinnett Courthouse)  Celebrate this Valentine's Day by joining other couples at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse on Monday, February 14 from 10:00am to 4:00pm in the old Justice of the Peace Office (Room 103) where Magistrate Court judges will perform Valentine's Day wedding ceremonies or perform special ceremonies to renew wedding vows.

Couples who are getting married must obtain a valid marriage license prior to February 14 and bring the original marriage license to the ceremony. Contact Probate Court at 770.822.8250 for information on obtaining your marriage license. Couples who are renewing their wedding vows do not need to bring a copy of their wedding license. All services are FREE, and no appointment is necessary.

For more information, contact Chief Magistrate George Hutchinson at 770.822.8081

Want to be a Lifeguard or Swim Instructor? Attend the Gwinnett Parks Job Fair

Want to be a Lifeguard or Swim Instructor? Attend the Gwinnett Parks Job Fair

Gwinnett County, GA--  On Friday, February 4th from 6pm to 9pm, the Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation is holding a free Aquatics Job Fair.  The Interactive Job Fair will give attendees the opportunity to learn about lifeguarding and instructor opportunities with Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation.

The fair is for both certified and uncertified lifeguards and swim instructors. You are asked to bring your swimsuits for the 45 minute interview process.  Parents are welcome to attend as well.

Where:  Bethesda Park Aquatic Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville 30044, 678-924-6334.

Changes in Service for Gwinnett County Transit

Changes in Service for Gwinnett County Transit

Rte # 20 & 35 will not run service today, January 13th, 2011.

Rte # 40 is running with temporary detours; NO service on Atkinson Rd & Phillips Blvd.

Rte # 30 will start at 11am with a temporary detour; No service on US 29/Burns Rd Loop south of Indian Trail.

Rte# 10 is running with no detours from 7am-7pm

No Paratransit service for January 13, 2011.

 

 

Norcross' Graves Park is Going Greener

Norcross' Graves Park is Going Greener

Atlanta, GA--  Graves Park will get more than 1,900 new trees under a reforestation contract that Gwinnett commissioners awarded Tuesday to low bidder Tri Scapes, Inc. The project follows recommendations made by the Engage Gwinnett citizens committee last spring. That group said the County should use SPLOST funds to make park renovations that will reduce operating costs like mowing and irrigation.

Under the almost $165,000 contract, Tri Scapes will plant about three acres of parkland with hardwood trees like maple, hickory and oak plus native understory species such as sourwood, redbud and sassafras during the early winter months. 

“We’re making an investment that will make this park in southeastern Gwinnett more attractive and greener by adding much-needed native vegetation,” said District 2 Commissioner Bert Nasuti.

The 70-acre park is between Graves Road and the DeKalb County line south of I-85 near Norcross.