Public Notice: Utility Service Vehicles Added to the ‘Move Over’ Law

Published: September 1, 2016

On April 19th, Governor Deal signed House Bill – HB 767, which adds utility service vehicles to the “Spencer Pass Law” requiring motor vehicles to Move Over when approaching stopped vehicles. Governor Deal signed HB 767 during a statewide event to recognize Lineman Appreciation Month

The bill requires any motorist approaching utility linemen at an active work site, as indicated by traffic cones or flashing yellow, amber, white or red lights, to change lanes or reduce their speed to a reasonable and proper speed below the posted speed limit. Any motorist who does not change lanes or drop their speed to avoid the utility works can be fined up to $250 per incident. The new bill, effective July 1, applies to all types of utility works, including electric, natural gas, cable and telecommunications works, right-of-way crews or utility contractors.

We want every City utility worker to make it home safely every night. When you see service vehicles stopped on the side of the road, please make every effort to safely move over to another lane to keep all workers safe!

Lawrenceville Mayor and City Council Celebrate Local Business Expansion

Published: August 17, 2016


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

2016 Stormwater Quality Workshops

Published: August 3, 2016

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

Published: August 2, 2016

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

Published: July 15, 2016

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.

City of Lawrenceville 2016 Tax Digest

Published: June 29, 2016

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.


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

Published: June 16, 2016


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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2016 Lawrenceville Event Calendar

Published: June 10, 2016


#LoveLawrenceville Campaign Launches on Social Media

Published: June 2, 2016

#LoveLawrenceville Campaign Launches on Social Media

County Seat Seeks Community Engagement Through Online Contest


 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 and for more information about the Love Lawrenceville Campaign, visit

Lawrenceville Kicks Off Annual Summer Concert Series

Published: May 24, 2016

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


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.


  • 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 or on for the latest updates.

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