Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Lasseter makes choices to the 11-member panel reviewing Briscoe Field privatization.
Updated 7:31 p.m., Oct. 19, 2011 The 11-member citizens panel that will review Gwinnett County's Briscoe Field privatization process is now complete. District 1 Commissioner Shirley Lasseter, whose district includes Suwanee, made her choices Tuesday, naming Terry Britt and Nickie Summers. Other commissioners had made their choices earlier in October, when the board also authorized consultants IMG to begin assisting the county with the RFP process for the airport. Also, Eric "Tip" Cape was added to the panel as the Airport Authority representative. "Neither one of them have a dog in the fight other than to do what's best for Gwinnett County," Lasseter said of her appointees. No meeting date has been set by the panel, and the county is not …
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Airport consultant study expected within the next 30 days.
Gwinnett County Transportation Director Brian Allen said the county has not yet determined whether to issue a new request for qualifications (RFQ) from firms interested in submitting proposals to privatize Briscoe Field. In 2010, three firms -- American Airports Corporation, Gwinnett Airport, LLC and Propeller Investments -- responded to the county's RFQ. The issuance of a request for proposal (RFP) would be the next step in the process of privatizing the airport. At his June 11 constituent meeting in Dacula, District 3 Commissioner Mike Beaudreau said his position is that the RFP process should be open to companies other than just those who replied to the county’s RFQ (Request for Qualifications). “We’ll see what offers we get and then we…
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Developer's plans for Sturbridge Square Apts. in Peachtree Corners voted down.
Planning authorities this week voted against swapping multi-family housing for retail development in Peachtree Corners. Tuesday night, County Planning Commissioners voted 8-0 to recommend that County Commissioners deny an application from Bright-Meyers 2001 LLC for rezoning 21.21 acres from residential to commercial at the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Road and Jimmy Carter Boulevard. Proposed plans called for replacing the existing Sturbridge Square Apartments with 182,887 square-feet of retail – most likely a Wal-Mart shopping center – and 880 parking spaces. The Planning Commission’s vote followed the recommendation of denial from county staff. “When we analyzed this, staff noted that the future development map recommends that this …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
SPLOST funds will be used to renovate the 67,000 square-foot building built over 30 years ago.
The Gwinnett County Police Department headquarters will soon get a much needed facelift. The Board of Commissioners approved the project during Tuesday's meeting. The renovations will cost just under $3.5 million and contracted out to the lowest bidder, Cooper and Company General Contractors. The money for the construction will come from the 2005 and 2009 SPLOST. The 67,000 square foot GCPD Headquarters on Hi-Hope Rd was built in 1978. According to Gwinnett County spokesperson Heather Sawyer, the work will begin in July and should take about a year to complete.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Gwinnett County's new Board of Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash pointed to restoring public trust and budget crisis as key issues.
Well over 500 business and community leaders filled the Gwinnett Center's Tommy Hughes Ballroom on Wednesday to hear the county's new Board of Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash offer her first State of the County Address. The annual event, which usually take place in January, was delayed until a special election this past March was held to decide on a new county chairman. Newly elected Nash replaced Charles Bannister, who resigned last fall in the midst of a grand jury probe over county land deals. Nash, a former county administrator, took over the top spot during a failing economy that has forced the county to look for every means to cut expenses and reduce spending. She also came along when the public's trust was at an all time low …
Monday, March 28, 2011
Charlotte Nash officially took the oath of office Monday afternoon.
A packed auditorium at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center cheered and applauded loudly as Charlotte Nash was officially sworn is as the new Chairman of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Monday afternoon. The Dacula native easily beat out three opponents in the March 15th Special Election. Nash garnered 56 percent of the votes. Nash will complete the unexpired term of former Chairman Charles Bannister.