Thursday, April 4, 2013
State-required notices to be mailed out April 5 do not reflect 2013 service districts.
Notices of current assessments for residential and commercial property owners in Peachtree Corners and Gwinnett will be mailed out on Friday (April 5). But don't pay or estimate your taxes on it. Factors associated with the Service Delivery Strategy (SDS) settlement could cause confusion. In a news release, Gwinnett County officials say the notices that are required by state law do not reflect the 2013 service districts that were implemented as a result of the SDS settlement with the cities. County officials said the new millage rate will be set in the summer, after assessments and appeals are completed in the spring. Rates will be determined by a property’s location, which determines what services are provided by the county. Property …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The purpose is to allow public comment on the proposed 2013 budget. No vote will be taken.
Monday, December 10, 2012
The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting Monday, December 10, at 7 p.m. to allow public comment on the proposed 2013 budget. The planned $1.3 billion budget, a reduction from the 2012 spending plan, was rolled out in November. However, no formal vote on the 2013 budget is planned before January. Monday's meeting will be at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. The 2013 budget is the first full county budget document since the Service Delivery Strategy (SDS0 settlement was reached in February 2012 between the county and cities in the Gwinnett Municipal Association. That settlement, among other things, mandated certain payments from the county to the cities and called…
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
County Commissioner Lynette Howard, (Dist. 2), was commended for her role in helping pull together agreement between Gwinnett County and cities.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Following a flurry of called city council meetings, Gwinnett mayors gathered at the Historic Gwinnett County Courthouse in Lawrenceville Tuesday (Feb. 7) evening and signed agreements settling the service delivery strategy dispute between the county and cities. The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners approved the agreement giving the cities about $28 million in the settlement after adding it as an agenda item during their regular Tuesday afternoon business meeting. Lilburn will receive less. Under terms of the agreement, Gwinnett would make a $5.1-million one-time payment to the cities (excluding Lilburn) and pay $1.5 million yearly through 2018 to the cities (excluding Lilburn). Lilburn would get a $413,000 one time payment, and $120,000 …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Several cities have called council meetings for Tuesday evening to vote on the settlement of the multimillion-dollar dispute.
Updated 3:20 p.m., Feb. 7, 2012 The Gwinnett County Board Of Commissioners approved Tuesday a Service Delivery Strategy (SDS) deal with cities in the Gwinnett Municipal Association, doing their part to end a multi-year, multimillion-dollar dispute. Showing the fluidity of the situation, the agenda item on the SDS matter was added by the BOC after its afternoon meeting began. "This is still active litigation," noted BOC Chairman Charlotte Nash after the commissioners' approval. However, terms of the settlement strongly favor the cities. For instance terms call for Gwinnett to make a $5.1 million, one-time payment to the cities (excluding Lilburn) and $1.5 million yearly through 2018 to the cities (excluding Lilburn). Lilburn would get $413,…
Settlement ceremony may occur at Historic Courthouse in Lawrenceville on Tuesday night.
The long-awaited settlement between Gwinnett County and its 15 cities on the Service Delivery Strategy (SDS) dispute may be near. Several cities, including Suwanee, Duluth, Norcross, Lilburn, Loganville and Snellville are expected to meet Tuesday on the matter. Suwanee city officials have called a meeting for Tuesday at City Hall regarding a potential settlement with Gwinnett County officials on the multi-year, multi-million dollar SDS dispute. Gwinnett County officlals could not be reached for comment Monday. The Board Of Commissioners is scheduled to have a regular business meeting Tuesday in Lawrenceville. However, reports from various cities indicate that a joint city-county settlement ceremony is planned for Tuesday night at the …
Friday, February 3, 2012
Loganville calls a meeting for Tuesday, and Gwinnett County officials also are expected to meet next week on the matter.
The multi-year Services Delivery Strategy (SDS) dispute between Gwinnett County and several cities in the Gwinnett Muncipal Association (GwMA) appears to be near an end. Loganville City officials have scheduled a meeting for Tuesday, according to a legal notice in the Walton Tribune. Also, Suwanee expects to meet Tuesday on the matter. The legal notice in the Walton Tribune read: "The City of Loganville, Mayor and Council, will have a Called County meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 at 6 p.m. at City Hall. The purpose of this meeting is to approve the final SDS Agreement with Gwinnett County. All interested parties are invited to attend." According to Loganville officials, the county is expected to meet at 5 p.m. to approve the agreement, …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The recent Service Delivery Strategy court ruling has some interesting statistics.
It's not hard to find a Top 10 list, but the recent Service Delivery Strategy court ruling for Gwinnett County provides some interesting material for one. Judge David Barrett of Blairsville included much numerical research in his ruling; the matter had been in his hands since August 2010. So let's take a look at some of what the judge included: