Public Notice: City Offering FREE Mulch for Pick Up or Delivery

Posted on: August 26th, 2016 at 11:23 am

FREE MULCH! City of Lawrenceville will offer FREE MULCH Saturday between 8:00 a.m. and Noon. City Street Dept staff will load trucks and trailers. The location is 430 Paper Mill Road. City will even deliver to residential locations within the City limits by appointment. Call Gail Rolin at 770.277.7531 during normal business hours to schedule.

Bring a truck or trailer or self-load with buckets or bags.

The City Accepting Applications for Appointment to Planning and Zoning Board

Posted on: August 25th, 2016 at 9:29 pm

Citizens provide a great insight and knowledge to City governments.

An avenue that the City of Lawrenceville uses to get this insight is through the various Boards and Commissions of the City. The members of the Boards and Commissions make decisions and help recommend and review policies for the City Departments and the Mayor and Council. The City has had a number of persons expressing an interest in serving. Since the Board and Commission members will face important issues, this questionnaire has been developed to assist the City Manager and the Mayor and Council in the review process of applications to determine applicant eligibility requirements and qualifications for Board or Commission membership.

There is currently one position available for appointment on the Lawrenceville Planning and Zoning Board. 

If you are interested in serving your City, download an application and return it to City Hall by October 5, 2016.

Any questions should be directed to the City Clerk, Karen Pierce, at 770.963.2414.

Lawrenceville Mayor and City Council Celebrate Local Business Expansion

Posted on: August 17th, 2016 at 2:41 pm


Lawrenceville Mayor and City Council Celebrate Local Business Expansion

Nobody’s Auto Service and Repair Shop hosts Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


Lawrenceville’s Mayor and City Council, along with community members and stakeholders, celebrated the grand opening for the new location of Nobody’s Auto Service and Repair with a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 17th.

Under the leadership of owner Art Kleve, Nobody’s has served Lawrenceville for 13 years and has expanded from its original location on Scenic Highway to its new location at 273 Grayson Highway. The company takes pride in being a “one-stop honest auto repair shop.”

“I have had the pleasure of watching Nobody’s grow over the years and I was thrilled to be a part of today’s celebration,” said Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson. “Art Kleve is an honest Christian man and you can trust that he has you and your automobile’s best interests at heart.”

The celebration was hosted by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, which provided the opportunity for guests – along with members of the Council – to speak about the years of honest and responsive service they have experienced at Nobody’s Auto Repair.

“I’m honored to live and own a business in the city of Lawrenceville and humbled at the community support and the opportunity that it allows us to serve others,” said Art Kleve, Nobody’s Owner.

The staff at Nobody’s Auto Service and Repair look forward to continuing to serve the community with their honest one-stop auto repair and by spreading the slogan “nobody’s does it better.”

To find out more about the services offered by Nobody’s, visit them at To find out more about the businesses and services available within the City of Lawrenceville, visit

DEADLINE EXTENDED for Rock’n Ribville Vendors and Competition Cook Teams

Posted on: August 3rd, 2016 at 5:04 pm

**APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED until August 29 for Vendors and Competition Cook Teams**

The 9th annual Rock’n Ribville BBQ Festival is just 6 weeks away and we don’t want you to miss out on our best year yet! Presented by US Auto Sales, Kicks 101.5, Bud Light, McCray’s Tavern on the Square, along with many other community sponsors, Downtown Lawrenceville is the place to be on September 17th from 12-8pm!!  

In Rock’n Ribville’s 3rd year as a KCBS-sanctioned event, this event will be bigger and better than ever!! We have more teams competing, bigger cash prizes, more vendors for the festival goers, more activities for the kids and the best music lineup around!!

Main stage performances include:

  • Zach Seabaugh from The Voice
  • Adam Craig
  • Raelyn Nelson Band
  • Kristian Bush from Sugarland

So if you’ve got something to sell or something to prove, ROCK’N RIBVILLE is the place to do it!! The Vendor and Competition Cook Team applications are attached for easy access and you can find all the event details at or email for

2016 Stormwater Quality Workshops

Posted on: August 3rd, 2016 at 11:12 am

The Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources will be hosting the following Stormwater Quality workshops at the Gwinnett Justice & Administration Center throughout the remainder of the year.

Stormwater Workshops

City Council Approves 2016-17 Annual Budget

Posted on: August 2nd, 2016 at 9:02 am

City of Lawrenceville Approves $171 Million Annual Budget

City Officials focus on the future with plans and projects for the 2016-17 fiscal year



At the August 1st Council Meeting, City of Lawrenceville officials approved a $171-Million budget for the 2016-17 year. Included in this figure were operating costs associated with the City’s robust utilities infrastructure, administrative services and SPLOST projects.

“The 2016-2017 budget comprehensively reflects the needs of various City of Lawrenceville departments,” said Chuck Warbington, City Manager. “We prioritized these projects based on what will assist our staff to do their jobs more efficiently for their benefit as well as for the benefit of the public.”

Highlights for the 2016-2017 budget included expenses for City of Lawrenceville capital projects like the relocation of the Public Works facility to Pike Street, replacement of aging water lines on Clayton and Perry Street, replacement of all street and pedestrian lighting at the Historic Courthouse, and mainline natural gas pressure improvements.

The budget also highlights certain police department initiatives expected to assist in crime prevention and public trust efforts. These items include the purchase of analytic/predictive policing software, body cameras for police officers and the addition of one civilian crime scene technician to supplement crime scene investigations.

“In September of last year, we unveiled our strategic plan for the City’s economic development which was created with community and stakeholder input,” said Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson. “We use this plan as a blueprint when prioritizing upcoming projects.

Also included in the budgeted items were marketing initiatives that include a complete redesign for the City’s website. Plans for the new website will ensure that it is more user-friendly and interactive for the public. City officials have completed the process for accepting proposals and expect to begin work on the new website later this year.

To keep up to date with the latest information about the City of Lawrenceville, visit

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:

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

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.

tax digest 2016

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.


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


Lawrenceville Earns National Recognition by American Public Gas Association

Gas Utilities Department Awarded for Operational Excellence


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

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