Commuter Alert: South Clayton and South Perry Streets

Posted on: January 18th, 2017 at 5:49 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Commuter Alert: S. Clayton and S. Perry Streets

 The City of Lawrenceville’s contractor, GS Construction, will begin a Water Main Replacement Project on Monday, 1/23/17, that will last approximately 3 months.

The project will begin on South Clayton Street, between Crogan and Luckie Streets and will affect 2 lanes of traffic. Once the South Clayton Street portion of the project is completed, the contractor will begin on South Perry Street, near Gwinnett County Fire Station 15, and will proceed towards Nash Street.

Please expect traffic interruptions between 8am and 5pm each day, Monday through Friday. We will be communicating additional information at the end of each week and informing the businesses that may be directly impacted the following week by this project. Please visit www.lawrencevillega.org to stay informed of project updates.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this project as we continue moving Lawrenceville forward!!

Employment Opportunity: Director of Public Works

Posted on: January 18th, 2017 at 2:03 pm

The City of Lawrenceville has an opening for the position of Public Works Director.

This is an executive level, administrative management position that is responsible for the City’s Electric, Garage, Gas, Damage Prevention, Streets & Sanitation, and Water Departments.  Work involves planning, directing, and supervising personnel, ensuring the timely and efficient completion of projects, and the completion of the annual budget for the Department.  The Public Works Director is also responsible for determining major department policies, planning long-term programs, and making difficult administrative decisions.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field; Master’s degree preferred; a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience; civil engineering, construction and/or utility system experience preferred; valid State of Georgia Driver’s License; equivalent combination of education and experience considered.

The salary for the position is negotiable, depending on experience and qualifications.  The position will be open until filled, with first review of applications beginning February 15, 2017.

The full position description is available to view here.

Resumes and cover letters, including salary requirements, can be mailed to PO Box 2200, Lawrenceville, GA, 30046, emailed to humanresources@lawrencevillegaweb.org or hand-delivered to the Human Resources Office at City Hall.

The City of Lawrenceville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified resumes will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or any other status protected by applicable Federal, State, or local laws.

Advertisement for Bids – Moon Road Sidewalk Project

Posted on: January 18th, 2017 at 12:07 pm

The City of Lawrenceville is soliciting competitive sealed bids from qualified contractors for the Moon Road Sidewalk Project for the Lawrenceville Public Works Department.

Bids should be typed or submitted in ink and returned in a sealed container marked on the outside with the SB# and Company Name. Bids will be received until 3:00 P.M. local time on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Lawrenceville City Hall – Purchasing Office, 70 S. Clayton Street, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046.

To view the full advertisement, click here.

Lawrenceville Commuter Alert: Railroad Crossings Closed

Posted on: January 13th, 2017 at 4:26 pm

Lawrenceville Commuter Alert:

Beginning January 17, CSX Railroad crossings in Lawrenceville at Maltbie Street and North Clayton Street will be CLOSED for maintenance and construction work. The crossings will be closed for approximately 3-4 days each but could go longer, depending on weather and other factors beyond human control.

We would like to thank everyone in advance for their understanding and cooperation during the project. Please follow the posted detour signs or seek alternate routes and plan to add additional time to your commute. Should there be any questions, comments or concerns about the project, please contact Lawrenceville’s Director of Public Works, Dennis Billew, at 770.277.7531.

Lawrenceville Police Department Hosts ‘Bridge the Gap’ Forum

Posted on: January 13th, 2017 at 2:21 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

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Lawrenceville Police Department Hosts ‘Bridge the Gap’ Forum

The Lawrenceville Police Department will host its first-ever “Bridge the Gap” Forum, an event to establish communications with citizens, strengthen community and police relations and discuss the roles, rights, and responsibilities of both parties to assist with this important project. The Forum will begin at 7:00PM on January 19th at Lawrenceville City Hall on the fourth floor in the Council Chambers. Members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend this Forum.

Jeff Dickerson, President of Dickerson Communications and renowned public affairs specialist, will moderate this inaugural Forum. With over three decades of journalism and communications expertise, Dickerson offers unprecedented experience in bridging communication gaps and leading communities forward.  The forum will also employ a four-member panel comprising two law enforcement officials and two civic members.

The Lawrenceville Police Department expects to host future Forums and continue building a dialogue to bring the community together. For more information on the Lawrenceville Police Department, visit www.lawrencevillepd.com and for information on City operations in general, visit www.lawrencevillega.org.

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For further information contact:  CPT Tim Wallis – (770) 670-5033

Released: 12 January 2017

Authority: 011/065

Advertisement for Bids – Demolition of Multiple Buildings Project

Posted on: January 11th, 2017 at 3:41 pm

Advertisement for Bids – Demolition of Multiple Buildings Project  

The City of Lawrenceville is soliciting competitive sealed bids from qualified contractors for the Demolition of Multiple Buildings Project for the Lawrenceville Public Works Department.

Bids should be typed or submitted in ink and returned in a sealed container marked on the outside with the SB# and Company Name. Bids will be received until 3:00 P.M. local time on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Lawrenceville City Hall – Purchasing Office, 70 S. Clayton Street, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046.

To view the full advertisement, click here.

Winter Storm Safety Tips

Posted on: January 5th, 2017 at 10:54 am

Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind-driven snow that lasts for several days. Some winter storms are large enough to affect several states, while others affect only a single community. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes by strong winds, icing, sleet and freezing rain.

Regardless of the severity of a winter storm, you should be prepared in order to remain safe during these events.

Know the Difference

  • Winter Storm Outlook – Winter storm conditions are possible in the next 2 to 5 days.
  • Winter Weather Advisory – Winter weather conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences and may be hazardous. When caution is used, these situations should not be life threatening.
  • Winter Storm Watch – Winter storm conditions are possible within the next 36 to 48 hours. People in a watch area should review their winter storm plans and stay informed about weather conditions.
  • Winter Storm Warning – Life-threatening, severe winter conditions have begun or will begin within 24 hours. People in a warning area should take precautions immediately.

Prepare

  • Winterize your vehicle and keep the gas tank full. A full tank will keep the fuel line from freezing.
  • Insulate your home by installing storm windows or covering windows with plastic from the inside to keep cold air out.
  • Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected every year.
  • If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55° F.
  • Put together a supply kit:
    • Water—at least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day.
    • Food—at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food.
    • Flashlight
    • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible).
    • Extra batteries
    • First aid kit
    • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc.).
    • Multi-purpose tool.
    • Sanitation and personal hygiene items.
    • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies).
    • Cell phone with chargers.
    • Family and emergency contact information.
    • Extra cash
    • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers).
    • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl).
    • Tools/supplies for securing your home.
    • Sand, rock salt or non-clumping kitty litter to make walkways and steps less slippery.
    • Warm coats, gloves or mittens, hats, boots and extra blankets and warm clothing for all household members.
    • Ample alternate heating methods such as fireplaces or wood- or coal-burning stoves.

 

 

Remain Safe

  • Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio or other local news channels for critical information on snow storms and blizzards from the National Weather Service (NWS).
  • Bring pets/companion animals inside during winter weather. Move other animals or livestock to sheltered areas and make sure that their access to food and water is not blocked by snow drifts, ice or other obstacles.
  • Running water, even at a trickle, helps prevent pipes from freezing.
  • All fuel-burning equipment should be vented to the outside and kept clear.
  • Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.
  • Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children.
  • Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a much more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst.
  • Go to a designated public shelter if your home loses power or heat during periods of extreme cold. Avoid driving when conditions include sleet, freezing rain or drizzle, snow or dense fog. If travel is necessary, keep a disaster supplies kit in your vehicle.
  • Before tackling strenuous tasks in cold temperatures, consider your physical condition, the weather factors and the nature of the task.
  • Protect yourself from frostbite and hypothermia by wearing warm, loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in several layers. Stay indoors, if possible.
  • Help people who require special assistance such as elderly people living alone, people with disabilities and children.

 

Carbon Monoxide Safety

 

  • Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area. Locate unit away from doors, windows and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come indoors.
  • The primary hazards to avoid when using alternate sources for electricity, heating or cooking are carbon monoxide poisoning, electric shock and fire.
  • Install carbon monoxide alarms in central locations on every level of your home and outside sleeping areas to provide early warning of accumulating carbon monoxide.
  • If the carbon monoxide alarm sounds, move quickly to a fresh air location outdoors or by an open window or door.
  • Call for help from the fresh air location and remain there until emergency personnel arrive to assist you.

Source: American Red Cross (www.redcross.org)

City of Lawrenceville SPLOST Expenditures for FY 2016

Posted on: December 30th, 2016 at 4:05 pm

City of Lawrenceville SPLOST Expenditures for FY 2016

In compliance with O.C.G.A. 48-8-122, the City of Lawrenceville is required to publish a simple report of the projects funded by the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST).  This report may be found here.

Lawrenceville Celebrates 195 Years

Posted on: December 16th, 2016 at 3:31 pm

Lawrenceville celebrates its 195th birthday…

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Incorporated and designated as the Gwinnett County Seat on December 15, 1821, Lawrenceville was named for Commodore James Lawrence, commander of the frigate Chesapeake during the War of 1812 who was best known for his dying command, “Don’t give up the ship!”. William Maltbie, the town’s first postmaster, suggested the name of “Lawrenceville”.

Rich in history and strong in progressive planning, the City is excitedly looking forward to a bicentennial celebration in 2021!

EPD Declares Drought Response Level Two for Lawrenceville and Surrounding Region

Posted on: November 17th, 2016 at 3:32 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 EPD Declares Drought Response Level Two for Lawrenceville and Surrounding Region

 State Agency ups the level of restrictions to water usage in 16-County District

 

LAWRENCEVILLE (METRO ATLANTA) GA – November 17, 2016

Georgia EPD Director Dunn announced today that the State is officially in Drought Response Level Two water restriction.  With this change comes new responsibilities and requirements for the City of Lawrenceville and the 16-County district surrounding it.

According to the Drought Response Strategies Handbook, Level Two requires all residents and businesses in Georgia to comply with restrictions including but not limited to the following:

  1. General Outdoor Watering. Outdoor irrigation for purposes of planting, growing, managing, or maintaining ground cover, trees, shrubs, or other plants, as described in Rule 391-3-30-.03(1)(a), shall be limited to two days a week on an odd-even schedule. Even numbered addresses may irrigate on Wednesday and Saturday between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. Odd numbered addresses may irrigate on Thursday and Sunday between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. “Even numbered address” means an address number ending with the number 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, or the site does not have a numbered address. “Odd numbered address” means an address ending with the number 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9.
  2. The following outdoor water uses shall not be allowed, except as provided below:
    1. Washing hard surfaces such as streets, gutters, sidewalks and driveways, except when necessary for public health and safety;
    2. Using water for ornamental purposes, such as fountains, reflecting pools, and waterfalls;
    3. Use of fire hydrants, except for the purposes of firefighting, public health, safety, or flushing;
    4. Washing vehicles, such as cars, boats, trailers, motorbikes, airplanes, or golf carts;
    5. Non-commercial washing, or pressure washing, of buildings or structures, except for immediate fire protection; and
    6. Charity, or non-commercial fund-raiser, car washes.

The City’s Water Department heads will be attending an online meeting coordinated by the Metro North Georgia Water Planning District Friday, November 18, to discuss strategies for the 16-County district. More information will follow in the coming days to keep residents and businesses informed on additional requirements and compliance standards. Lawrenceville thanks its residents and businesses for their cooperation during this time.

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