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 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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Lawrenceville Earns Coveted Award for Financial Reporting

Posted on: October 12th, 2016 at 5:39 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Lawrenceville Earns Coveted Award for Financial Reporting

Highest Form of Governmental Accounting Recognition Granted to City Finance Department

 

LAWRENCEVILLE (METRO ATLANTA) GA – October 12, 2016

The City of Lawrenceville’s Finance Department has been awarded its first-ever “Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting” (CAFR) award by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). This annual award is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. The honor has been received after the City’s first attempt at the CAFR process, which represents a significant accomplishment by a government agency and its management team.

“Lawrenceville’s mission to provide the highest quality services to its citizens and business community is achieved through the talents of a well-trained and knowledgeable staff,” said Chuck Warbington, City Manager. “We are proud of our Finance Department for attaining this notable achievement and maintaining Lawrenceville’s standard of expertise.”

The CAFR is judged by an impartial panel in order to maintain the program’s high standards and integrity.  Lawrenceville Finance Director, Donna Wiernik added, “We really appreciate the constant support of our Mayor and Council. Our team worked very hard to compile this report, which includes ten years of statistical information.”

The City of Lawrenceville aims to continue this level of excellence within the Finance Department and all other departments in order to better serve the community. Moving forward, the City’s Finance Department hopes to obtain a CAFR certificate each year while continuing to provide quality financial reports for the citizens of Lawrenceville.

For more information about the City of Lawrenceville, visit www.LawrencevilleGa.org.

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City of Lawrenceville and Downtown Development Authority Announce Recipients of the Heritage Trail Medallion

Posted on: October 5th, 2016 at 5:41 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

City of Lawrenceville and Downtown Development Authority Announce Recipients of the Heritage Trail Medallion

The Heritage Trail Walkway Commemorates Willie Frank Bailey and James Victor Hood, Sr.

 

LAWRENCEVILLE (METRO ATLANTA) GA – October 5, 2016

The City of Lawrenceville and the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) have announced Willie Frank Bailey and James Victor Hood, Sr. as the 2017 recipients of the Heritage Trail medallions and recognition. The walking trail was constructed in 2013 to pay homage to individuals – throughout Gwinnett County history – who have made significant influences to the city. The walkway commences at the Gwinnett Fallen Heroes Memorial, ends in front of the Rhodes Jordan Park and is marked all along the way by medallions commemorating individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the development or wellbeing of Lawrenceville and/or its residents.

“We are very pleased with our 2017 recipients of the Heritage Trail Medallion,” said Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson. “This year’s honorees were known for investing their personal time, efforts, and finances into the betterment of the Lawrenceville community and its residents.”

Willie Frank Bailey founded W.F. Bailey’s Construction Company and was among the first African American business owners, both in Lawrenceville and Gwinnett County. He invested in the City of Lawrenceville by serving on the Lawrenceville Housing Authority, offering his craftsmanship skills, serving on the St. Vincent De Paul Society, and serving as a member of the Saint Lawrence Catholic Church. Bailey offered several hundred men and women in the community an opportunity for employment and even inspired many of his employees to also explore entrepreneurship.

Likewise, after moving to Lawrenceville in 1924 to join the Agriculture Finance Corporation, James Victor (Jim Vic) Hood, Sr. established himself as a true leader and mentor in the community. He later moved on to the First National Bank of Lawrenceville, where he served for 44 years as a Cashier, Executive Vice President, President, and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Under his leadership, the First National Bank of Lawrenceville became the largest bank in Gwinnett County before it was eventually sold in 1986. A notable member of the community, Hood was known for his dedication to supporting Lawrenceville’s citizens. He was known to offer personal loans to assist those who couldn’t qualify based on bank standards and often assisted individuals whose needs the bank could not afford. In 1938, he founded Hood Insurance Agency, which continues to serve the needs of Lawrenceville citizens today.

Medallion recipients are chosen annually and as the trail continues to grow, residents and tourists are able to explore the community and learn much more about its history.

The application and nomination process will begin again on March 15, 2017 and will continue through May 15. Applications will be available for download at www.LawrencevilleGa.org and can be returned to the Economic Development Office at City Hall or emailed to ldda@lawrencevillega.org.

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