Resolution for Service of Summons and Legal Documents

Posted on: July 15th, 2016 at 3:49 pm

The Mayor and City Council have adopted a resolution that the Mayor, City Manager and the City Clerk are appointed as the agents to accept service of summons, complaints, and other related legal documents initiating legal proceedings against the City of Lawrenceville, Georgia or its Mayor and City Council members in their official capacity.

To view a full copy of the resolution, click here.

Public Notice: Open Records

Posted on: July 15th, 2016 at 3:15 pm

Public Notice: Open Records

In 2012, the Georgia General Assembly substantially revised the state’s Open Meetings and Open Records laws.

Mayor and Council of the City of Lawrenceville, in accordance with the provisions of the Open Records Act found in O.C.G.A. §50-18-71(b) designate the following Open Records Officers to receive requests on behalf of the City and all of its departments (including but not limited to: Administration, Planning & Zoning, Engineering, Streets & Sanitation, Utilities, Gas, Water, Damage Prevention, Electric, Meter, Human Resources, Police, Finance, Municipal Court, Information Technology, Economic Development, Risk Management, Purchasing, etc.):

(1) City Clerk;

(2) In the absence of the City Clerk, the Administrative Assistant to the City Clerk shall serve as the Open Records Officer.

Open Records Act requests made of the City of Lawrenceville or any of its departments should be made electronically to:   city.clerk@lawrencevillegaweb.org

Additionally, request may be made by mail to: City of Lawrenceville, Attn: Open Records Officer, P.O. Box 2200, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046.

Position Posting: Gas Department Director

Posted on: July 8th, 2016 at 4:40 pm

 

The City of Lawrenceville is accepting resumes for a Director to oversee its award-winning Gas Utilities Department. This position is responsible for planning, coordinating, and managing day-to-day operations of the City’s natural gas department and will report directly to City Manager, Chuck Warbington.

The ideal candidate for this position must have at minimum 10 years of management experience and is a charismatic and progressive leader who will step in and continue to build on the strong foundation the department has already established. This individual will be qualified to oversee a team of 43 employees, service about 47,000 customers, and carefully manage a $36 million budget.

The salary for the position is negotiable based on experience and qualifications. The city provides an excellent benefits package. The position is open until filled with the first review of resumes to occur on or about August 04, 2016.

The full position description is available to view here.

The Gas Department for the City of Lawrenceville provides natural gas service for residents of Lawrenceville and parts of Gwinnett, Rockdale and Walton counties. By adhering to laws and procedures established by the state of Georgia, the department maintains the condition of pipelines and provides customers with safe, efficient and reliable natural gas services.

The award -winning department recently earned System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) at the SILVER level from the American Public Gas Association (AGPA) and will be recognized for excellence in gas utility operations at the AGPA annual conference.

Resumes can be mailed to PO Box 2200, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, emailed to humanresources@lawrencevillegaweb.org or dropped off at 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.

City of Lawrenceville 2016 Tax Digest

Posted on: June 29th, 2016 at 5:08 pm

The City of Lawrenceville does hereby announce that the millage rate will be set at a meeting held in the Council Chambers of Lawrenceville City Hall at 70 S. Clayton Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 on July 20, 2016 at 7:00 P.M., and pursuant to O.C.G.A 48-5-32 does hereby publish the following presentation of the current year’s estimated tax digest and levy along with the history of the tax digest and levy for the past 5 years.

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Data was obtained from county records. These figures do not reflect billing adjustments to the digest. The figures for FY 2016 are estimates and are subject to change; the estimates do, however, include projected changes due to pending appeals, as well as new growth.

PUBLIC NOTICE – TAX INCREASE

The Gwinnett County Tax Assessor is required to review the assessed value of property in the county which includes the cities on a regular basis. When there is a change in the fair market value of property, the Tax Assessor must adjust the value of real property to reflect that fair market value of real property in the county. This process is known as property reassessment.

The Lawrenceville City Council is carrying out a deliberate strategy to increase the quality of life for the citizens of the city by providing additional high quality municipal services. In previous years, the city has rolled back the millage rate so that there was a net tax savings. By not ‘rolling back’ the millage and adopting a millage of 2.025, which is the same as last year, instead of 1.890, the city must advertise a tax increase.

The City of Lawrenceville has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 7.14%. All concerned citizens are invited to two public hearings on this tax increase to be held on July 6, 2016 at Lawrenceville City Hall at 10:00 A.M. and 6:30 P.M. Times and places of additional hearings on this increase are at Lawrenceville City Hall on July 20, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. The tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 2.025 mills, an increase of .135 mills. Without this tentative increase, the millage rate will be no more than 1.890 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $175,000 is approximately $6.75 and the proposed tax increase for a non-homestead property with a fair market value of $550,000 is approximately $29.70.

Notice of Budget Availability and Budget Meetings

The proposed 2016/17 City of Lawrenceville budget has been submitted to the City Council and is available for inspection during normal business hours in the office of the City Clerk, 4th floor of City Hall, 70 S. Clayton Street, Lawrenceville, GA.

The City of Lawrenceville will hold the following public meetings to take public input on the millage rate and budget:

  • Wednesday, July 6
    • 10:00 AM – 1st Public Hearing on Millage and Budget
    • 6:30 PM – 2nd Public Hearing on Millage and Budget
  • Wednesday, July 20
    • 7:00 PM – 3rd Public Hearing on Millage and Budget
    • 7:15 PM – Special Called Meeting to Approve Millage
  • Monday, August 1
    • 7:00 PM – Regular Meeting – Approve Budget

Lawrenceville Earns National Recognition by American Public Gas Association

Posted on: June 16th, 2016 at 5:19 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Lawrenceville Earns National Recognition by American Public Gas Association

Gas Utilities Department Awarded for Operational Excellence

 LAWRENCEVILLE (METRO ATLANTA) GA – June 16, 2016

The City of Lawrenceville’s Gas Utilities Department has earned System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) at the SILVER level from the American Public Gas Association (AGPA). SOAR is designed to recognize those public gas systems that have achieved excellence in the operation of their natural gas utility. With SILVER level honorees earning 90-96% of possible points, the program is judged based on four categories: system integrity, system improvement, employee safety, and workforce development.

“We are so thrilled that the SOAR program is in place to recognize a hardworking group of individuals who strive  daily to ensure that our community and environment are both protected and preserved,” said Chuck Warbington, City Manager. “By enforcing specific policies and procedures, our gas utilities team works diligently to provide excellent customer service to the community all while providing safe and top level utility services.”

The AGPA will host their annual conference on July 26th in Newport, Rhode Island, where honorees will be presented with a plaque signifying the recognition for excellence in gas utility operations. Lawrenceville’s Gas Department Director, Mike Hutchins will be on-hand to accept the award on behalf of the City.

“It’s certainly an honor to receive this recognition from the American Public Gas Association,” said Mike Hutchins, Director, Gas Department. “To my knowledge, we are the only municipal gas department in the state of Georgia that has achieved this level.”

The team recently scored exceptionally well on a routine audit verifying operator qualification rules and procedures and aspires to continue to provide exceptional services to the community while raising public awareness about safety laws and procedures.

For more information about the City of Lawrenceville and the Gas Utilities Department, visit www.LawrencevilleGa.org.

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2016 Lawrenceville Event Calendar

Posted on: June 10th, 2016 at 6:19 pm

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#LoveLawrenceville Campaign Launches on Social Media

Posted on: June 2nd, 2016 at 5:07 pm

#LoveLawrenceville Campaign Launches on Social Media

County Seat Seeks Community Engagement Through Online Contest

LAWRENCEVILLE (METRO ATLANTA) GA – June 2, 2016

 The City of Lawrenceville has launched a new campaign online known simply as #LoveLawrenceville. Residents, business owners, visitors and fellow Gwinnettians are encouraged to Capture their favorite things about Lawrenceville, Share why they love those things on social media using the #LoveLawrenceville hashtag and enter the contest to win a plethora of Lawrenceville-related swag and prizes!

“We want the people of Lawrenceville to enjoy where they live,” said Chuck Warbington, City Manager. “The goal with this simple campaign is to increase Lawrenceville’s awareness and enhance the community’s pride. When you’re having fun and enjoying where you live, that naturally happens.”

Lawrenceville residents and guests are encouraged to participate in the campaign by capturing their memories and moments around the City and sharing the images on social media with the hashtag #LoveLawrenceville. By sharing these moments on social media, participants will have a chance to win swag and freebies gathered from a variety of local Lawrenceville businesses and restaurants and one lucky winner will be selected from the pool of submissions.

City officials hope to inspire two-way communication between the community at-large and local government. By visiting the City’s various social media outlets to participate in the #LoveLawrenceville discussions, residents and visitors will ultimately have access to pertinent City news and current information.

For more information about the City of Lawrenceville, visit www.lawrencevillega.org and for more information about the Love Lawrenceville Campaign, visit www.facebook.com/cityoflawrenceville

Lawrenceville Kicks Off Annual Summer Concert Series

Posted on: May 24th, 2016 at 2:27 pm

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Lawrenceville Kicks Off Annual Summer Concert Series
Country music star and popular tribute bands debut on Lawrenceville Lawn

LAWRENCEVILLE (GWINNETT/METRO ATLANTA) GA – May 24, 2016

The City of Lawrenceville officially kicks off the Summer Concert Series this Friday at 7pm with a live performance from country music artist, Josh Dorr, and special guest Samantha Stroh. Dorr, named one of Rolling Stone’s 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know, is best known for his radio hit singles “Save Your Breath” and “All or Nothing.” His latest single “Rocket” is currently available for download on iTunes and can also be streamed on Spotify.

Presented by US Auto Sales and partnering with Kicks 101.5 and Rock 100.5, Lawrenceville will continue its summertime tradition of bringing the annual Summer Concert Series to downtown Lawrenceville the last Friday of each month through September. Welcoming thousands of residents, visitors, and community influencers to enjoy a variety of musical genres under the stars on the Lawrenceville Lawn and a variety of local food truck cuisines to satisfy every member of the family.

“The Georgia tourism industry recently announced 2016 as the ‘Year of Georgia Music’ and Lawrenceville is actively participating in this movement,” said Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson. “Music effortlessly brings the community together so we have scheduled a variety of exciting musicians for our Summer Concert Series.”

Concert times are listed below and there is plenty of free parking throughout the Downtown District. Feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets but please note that no grills or open flames will be allowed in the park. And we love your pets, but please leave them at home. Rain or shine, you won’t want to miss the amazing hits from your favorite local artists and famous cover bands.
Come early, bring a picnic dinner, discover a new favorite food truck meal, or have dinner at one of the incredible restaurants on the Square. Then, enjoy the short 1-block walk down to the Lawn before the music begins!

While the outdoor concerts are FREE events, VIP tables for $65 and sponsorships starting at $500 are available by calling the Visitor’s Center at 678.226.2639.

2016 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES LINEUP

  • May 27 – Josh Dorr, with special guest Samantha Stroh @ 7pm
    • Country Artists
    • Sponsored by Kicks 101.5
  • June 24 – The Return @ 8pm
    • The Beatles Tribute Band
  • July 29 – R&B, @ 8pm
    • R&B and Soul Band
  • August 26 – Departure @ 8pm
    • Journey Tribute Band
  • September 30 – Dream Police, with Wild Honey opening @ 7pm
    • Cheap Trick Tribute Band, Indie Rock
    • Sponsored by ROCK 100.5

*Concert Location:
Lawrenceville Lawn
210 Luckie Street
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

For more information about the Summer Concert Series and other events happening in Lawrenceville, call 678.226.2639 or visit us at LawrencevilleGa.org or on Facebook.com/CityofLawrenceville for the latest updates.

Lawrenceville Police Department Hosts Pizza with the Police

Posted on: May 20th, 2016 at 9:46 am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Lawrenceville Police Department Hosts Pizza with the Police

Local Law Enforcement Connects with the Community

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LAWRENCEVILLE (METRO ATLANTA) GA – May 20, 2016

The Lawrenceville Police Department hosted Pizza with the Police on the Lawrenceville Lawn Thursday, May 19th, with several community groups in attendance. Pizza with the Police brought together local law enforcement, residents and community members in an informal setting to foster relationships over a slice of pizza and desserts.

Sponsored by local businesses – Jet’s Pizza and Blue Rooster Bake Shop and Eatery, the event was marked by a variety of hands-on activities as guests also had the opportunity to tour the Mobile Command Center and view police demos while over 700 slices of pizza and 400 cupcakes were distributed.

“Effective policing strongly supports economic growth by developing an environment residents, tourists and business owners can trust,” said Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson. “Lawrenceville believes in community policing as a tool for establishing confidence and a working relationship between the community and our local law enforcement.”

According to City officials, Pizza with the Police was intended to reaffirm the nature of interactions between law enforcement and the public. The informal nature of the event allowed for several residents and community members to establish relationships with the men and women who protect and serve Lawrenceville residents.

“We were encouraged by community turn-out of our Pizza with the Police event,” said Chief Randy Johnson, Lawrenceville Police Department. “I oversee a team of hard-working officers who are passionate about the community we serve and were excited to host this event for our citizens.”

The Lawrenceville Police Department will be partnering once again with the City this fall to host Rock’n Ribville on September 17, 2016.

For more information about Rock’n Ribville visit www.rocknribville.com and to learn more about your public safety team, visit http://www.lawrencevillepd.com/

Lawrenceville Congratulates Local Organizations on Regional Impact

Posted on: May 20th, 2016 at 9:40 am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Lawrenceville Congratulates Local Organizations on Regional Impact

Georgia Gwinnett College and Hi-Hope Center receive Gwinnett Chamber IMPACT Awards

 

LAWRENCEVILLE (METRO ATLANTA) GA – May 19, 2016

The City of Lawrenceville congratulates locally based Georgia Gwinnett College and Hi-Hope Service Center on being recognized for their economic impact in the local community. This week, both organizations were awarded with the Gwinnett Chamber Regional IMPACT Award for the significant role each one plays in Lawrenceville and Greater Gwinnett’s growth and development.

The awards are designed to reflect Gwinnett County and Metro Atlanta organizations in top industries that are driving economic development and job creation while enhancing local quality of life.

Georgia Gwinnett College was recognized as the 2016 Education Award winner as the institution now leads the University System of Georgia in growth with nearly 12,000 enrolled students.  A recent annual study conducted annually by the Selig Center for Economic Growth in the University of Georgia’s Terry College of business reported that Georgia Gwinnett College contributed more than $416 million to the local economy during the past fiscal year.

The Hi-Hope Service Center was recognized as the 2016 Non-profit Award winner. The 501 (C)(3) organization supports adults with developmental disabilities in Gwinnett county by providing opportunities for steady employment and social/recreational activities and opportunities to acquire, retain, or improve skills required for active community participation and independent functioning. Founded in 1960, Hi-Hope services now reach 120 individuals across their three unique programs.

“Lawrenceville congratulates these organizations on their recognition and is grateful for their influence in our community,” said Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson. “They are true impact generators and serve as a true testament of our mission to provide citizens with a strong community and economic base.”

On Wednesday morning, representatives from both organizations were on-hand to receive the awards at a ceremony held at the Gwinnett Center.

According to college officials, as of May 12, Georgia Gwinnett College has surpassed 3,600 graduates and alumni contributions have a significant role in the college’s successes. The Hi-Hope Services Center continues to host a variety of community events to raise funds and raise awareness about its mission and goals.

For more information on the City of Lawrenceville and its plans to support economic growth, please visit www.lawrencevillega.org and click on our business section.

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