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Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners to Host a Citizens' Forum

Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners to Host a Citizens' Forum

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners will be hosting a Citizens' Forum on Thursday, January 20 at 7:00pm in the community room at Fire Station 30 located at 1052 Ozora Road in Loganville.

This Citizens Forum will be a chance for citizens to meet their district commissioners and to share their thoughts about how to meet the needs of Gwinnett County's residents and businesses.

A brief presentation about the County's financial outlook will be made, and the floor will be open for your thoughts and ideas.

Gwinnett County Officials give a County Update

Gwinnett County, GA--  (submitted by Gwinnett County Government)

This has been one of the more significant snow and ice events Gwinnett has experienced in many years in terms of volume of snow and ice on the roads in combination with below-freezing temperatures. Despite the colder temperatures expected over the next few days, the sun, low humidity, and wind are expected to help accelerate the natural evaporation and melting process.

The Gwinnett County Department of Transportation has been responding to weather-related road conditions since the winter storm hit metropolitan Atlanta on Sunday evening. The department has been primarily cooperating with and assisting the County's emergency personnel and crews, which have responded to icy conditions on major thoroughfares and collector streets.

Hall County to Open at 10 am

Government offices open at 10 am Wednesday, Jan. 12

Hall County Government offices will open at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12. Interim County Administrator Jock Connell advises employees and residents to use their best judgement on the safety of their local roads and proceed only with extreme caution.

The Purchasing Department has cancelled a mandatory pre-bid meeting scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for Thursday also has been cancelled. All agenda items have been moved to the next meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Georgia Mountains Center.

Commissioners Approve Budget, Issue Call to Reduce Deficit

Commissioners Approve Budget, Issue Call to Reduce Deficit

(Lawrenceville, Ga., Jan. 4, 2011) – The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday adopted a budget for 2011 while charging County staff to take another hard look at operations with the goal of eliminating an $18 million deficit. The 2011 budget, prepared with input from citizens who served alongside elected officials and staff on a budget review committee, is based upon departmental business plans and incorporates many recommendations from the Engage Gwinnett citizens committee.

The budget totaling $1.3 billion is comprised of $977.5 million in operating funds and $337.3 million in capital project funds. The operating budget is 3.2 percent less than the 2010 revised budget while the capital budget is 39.1 percent less than the 2010 plan.

New Members on the Chairman’s Budget Review Committee

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA -- Six Gwinnett residents will serve on the Chairman’s budget review committee to help set priorities and seek ways to prioritize spending in county government operations and capital improvement plans. Board of Commissioners Chairman Charles Bannister announced the six members on Tuesday, saying he increased the number from two in previous years in response to rising public interest.

The committee members are: Sam Brownlee, retired Fulton County Administrator; attorney Dan King of King and Spalding; attorney Michael Levengood of McKenna Long and Aldridge; Laurie McClain, a CPA with McClain & Company, PC; Southern Company’s Herman Pennamon; and Wayne Sikes, Gwinnett Hospital System board member.