Attention City Residents: Change in Recycling Program

Posted on: December 22nd, 2014 at 5:03 pm

The City’s Recycling Program no longer accepts glass. Please dispose of it with your regular garbage.

For recycling service and information, please call HOME SANITATION at (770)554-0455.

 

Just as a reminder, the City accepts the following products for recycling:

1)   Newspaper, catalogs, phone books, magazines, all paper.

2)   Aluminum, bimetal and tin cans, aluminum pie pans and foil.

3)   Cereal and laundry detergent boxes; six (6) and twelve (12) pack beverage boxes; shoe boxes; cardboard boxes.

4)   All colors of plastic containers including milk jugs and laundry bottles.

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS – Services for the Walnut Grove Pressure Improvement Project

Posted on: December 22nd, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Sealed Bids for the LAND SURVEY, SUE, MAPPING, PERMITTING, AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES FOR THE WALNUT GROVE PRESSURE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT will be received at the Lawrenceville Gas Department, 18 South Clayton Street, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046, until 10:00 A.M. JANUARY 27, 2015.  The project consists Land Survey, SUE, Mapping, Permitting, and Environmental Services. Proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud in the Gas Department.  No bid may be withdrawn after the closing time for the receipt of bids.

Work to Be Done: The work to be performed by the General Contractor consists of, but is not limited to Land Survey, SUE, Mapping, Permitting, and Environmental Services for a 12” Steel Gas Main Project for the City of Lawrenceville from Walnut Grove north to Lawrenceville(12.8 Miles).  For additional information and specifics, contact the City of Lawrenceville Gas Department.

To view the full advertisement, click here.

City of Lawrenceville Offices Closed for Christmas and New Year’s Holidays

Posted on: December 11th, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Christmas Schedule:

The City of Lawrenceville Government offices (including City Hall’s drive-through bill pay) will be CLOSED for Christmas on Wednesday, December 24 and Thursday, December 25, 2014.

All Government offices will resume normal business hours on Friday, December 26, 2014.

*Please note the following changes to the garbage and recycling pickup schedule due to the holiday:

  • Thursday’s routes (12/25/14) will be picked up on Friday (12/26/14).
  • Friday’s routes (12/26/14) will be picked up on Saturday (12/27/14).

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New Year’s Schedule:

The City of Lawrenceville Government offices (including City Hall’s drive-through bill pay) will be CLOSED on New Year’s Day, Thursday, January 1, 2015.

All Government offices will resume normal business hours on Friday, January 2, 2015.

*Please note there will be NO CHANGES to the garbage and recycling pickup schedule during the New Year’s holiday.

Ring in the New Year on Lawrenceville’s Historic Square

Posted on: November 18th, 2014 at 2:50 pm

 Lawrenceville RINGS to Celebrate New Year’s Eve on the Square

Live Music, Shopping, Kids Zone and Fireworks at Midnight

LAWRENCEVILLE (METRO ATLANTA) GA – December 23 – The Lawrenceville Tourism and Trade Association (LTTA) - in partnership with the City of Lawrenceville – will host the Eleventh Annual Lawrenceville RINGS New Year’s Eve celebration on Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Attracting thousands of attendees to the City’s Historic Downtown Square, Lawrenceville RINGS Festivities will begin at 7:00pm and conclude with a fireworks celebration to “RING” in the New Year at midnight.

Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson said, “Lawrenceville has celebrated New Year’s on the Square for 11 years. It is one of our small town traditions and we look forward to celebrating it with residents, visitors and neighbors from all over Atlanta and the State of Georgia. So join us on December 31!”

Lawrenceville RINGS will host live music from multiple bands including The Neons as well as a kid’s zone of activities, food and beverage vendors and a large fireworks display at midnight to usher in 2015.

“Lawrenceville RINGS is an annual event that brings together the local community, businesses and visitors to celebrate what we have accomplished in 2014 and what is on the horizon for 2015,” said Mark Mullin, President of the LTTA Board of Directors. “RINGS is an excellent event filled with music, fireworks and celebration. Great dining, shopping and activities are available throughout the Downtown. We look forward to a very successful 11th Annual event and invite everyone to join us in Lawrenceville this New Year’s Eve.”

Get the latest updates for RINGS at the City’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cityoflawrenceville.  Lawrenceville RINGS will run from 7:00pm – 12:00pm on December 31. Please call 678.226.2639 or visit www.visitlawrenceville.com to learn more about this and other activities in the City.

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About the City of Lawrenceville

The City of Lawrenceville is the Capital City of Gwinnett, Metro Atlanta, with a population of just over 30,000 citizens and a youthful median age of 32. Lawrenceville works to preserve its heritage while pushing ahead to ensure excellence for the future. From state-of-the-art medical, educational and governmental facilities, to thriving business, cultural, and recreational opportunities, Lawrenceville serves as home and host to individuals and families who come here from around the globe. 

Media Contact:  
Marci Gross | 678.407.6651 | marci.gross@lawrencevillega.org

Lawrenceville Launches New Event Policy and Application Process

Posted on: October 7th, 2014 at 4:55 pm

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Lawrenceville Launches New Event Policy and Application Process

First Application Window Open October 7 – December 1, 2014

With the completion of the Lawrenceville Lawn only days away, the Lawrenceville City Council has approved a new Special Event Policy, effective immediately, for all events taking place beginning in 2015. The new policy will be in effect for any of the following requests:

  • Use of the Lawrenceville Lawn
  • Road closures due to rental of the Historic Gwinnett County Courthouse Grounds
  • Pre-Approved Parade Routes, 5K or 10K Run/Walk Events

During this first year ONLY, as the new policy is implemented, the application process for any event requiring use of the Lawn or road closures in Downtown Lawrenceville will be rolled out in three phases between October 7, 2014 and July 31, 2015:

For events occurring in March-July of 2015

  • Applications will be accepted during the dates of October 7 – December 1, 2014.
  • Event organizers will be contacted regarding application status by January 6, 2015.

For events occurring August-December of 2015

  • Applications will be accepted during the dates of January 6 – February 28, 2015.
  • Event organizers will be contacted regarding application status by April 7, 2015.

For ALL events occurring in 2016

  • Applications will be accepted during the dates of May 1 – June 30, 2015.
  • Event organizers will be contacted regarding application status by August 4, 2015.
  • This will be the standard application window for all subsequent years going forward.

Please note: Submission of an application does not constitute or guarantee approval. Applications are reviewed in accordance with the Policy and the City will notify event organizers regarding their application status by the date specified above.

Once the City’s event calendar for the year has been established, no events will be added or road closures granted. When the next application window opens, events will accepted for the following calendar year.

The Special Event Policy and Event Applications for 2015 can be found at www.LawrencevilleGa.org or by clicking the links below:

For additional information, contact Jenny Savoy at Jenny.Savoy@LawrencevilleGa.org or 678.407.6598.

PUBLIC NOTICE: Local Businesses Targeted in Financial Scam

Posted on: September 17th, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Public Notice:
We have been made aware of several businesses in the Lawrenceville area that have been targeted in a new financial scam.

Someone claiming to be from the City of Lawrenceville has been calling businesses stating that they owed money for their utility bill and needed to make a payment at a third party location to prevent services from being disconnected.

Please rest assured that no one from the City will ever initiate phone calls asking for bill payments to a third party. Any payments made to the City should only be made through our secure website at www.LawrencevilleGa.org or paid in person at City Hall.

If you have any questions or experience a similar situation, please call City Hall at 770-963-2414.

City of Lawrenceville Accepts the ALS Bucket Challenge from the City of Duluth

Posted on: August 22nd, 2014 at 4:31 pm

The City of Lawrenceville was challenged by the City of Duluth to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We passed the challenge on to the City of Suwanee, the Aurora Theatre, Gwinnett Medical center, and the Georgia Gwinnett College!

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Ten Lawrenceville Businesses Receive Golden Hammer Awards

Posted on: August 15th, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Local Awards Program Recognizes Businesses and Community Leaders

LAWRENCEVILLE (METRO ATLANTA) GA – August 15, 2014

Recently, the City of Lawrenceville hosted their annual Golden Hammer Awards program, honoring local businesses for their contribution to the revitalization efforts and growth throughout the community. Ten businesses were presented with Golden Hammer Awards at the ceremony held at the 550 Trackside event facility just outside of the Lawrenceville Square.

Mark Mullin, President of the Lawrenceville Tourism & Trade Association Board noted that “we are fortunate to have a City in which our business owners take pride and continually invest in improvements, enhance the way they do business and work together to build a strong presence not only in Lawrenceville but throughout all of Gwinnett County and the metro Atlanta area. The Golden Hammer Awards provide an opportunity for the community to recognize and thank the businesses and their leaders for their dedication and hard work.”

Golden Hammer Award Recipients:

  • Outstanding Commercial Downtown Project Award Winners:
    • The Bench Jeweler
    • Exhibit Ale
    • Iron Accents
    • Nancy’s Candy & Spice
    • Sweet Tooth Ice Cream Café
  • Outstanding Commercial City Limit Project Award Winners:
    • Nash Chevrolet
    • Gwinnett Medical Center – Strickland Family Medicine Center
  • Outstanding New Renovation (Small Business/Organization) Award Winner:
    • All Pro Carts
  • Outstanding New Construction (Large Business/Organization) Award Winner:
    • Georgia Gwinnett College – Allied Health & Sciences Building
  • Build Up Community Winner:
    • Aurora Theatre

“Downtown businesses are the heartbeat of economic development in local communities,” said Lisa Sherman, Director of Economic & Community Development for the City of Lawrenceville. “Their collective growth generates annual economic impact in Georgia equivalent to that of one KIA plant project. To celebrate them with this awards program is the least we can do for what they contribute to our community.”

The Golden Hammer Awards are an annual event hosted by the City of Lawrenceville with an open nomination process. Winners are determined based a variety of criteria as determined by the Lawrenceville Tourism & Trade Association board, which is comprised of business and residential leaders throughout the community. For more information on this event, as well as any other events taking place in Lawrenceville, go to VisitLawrenceville.com.

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Media Contact:   

Marci Gross | 678.407.6651 | marci.gross@lawrencevillega.org

City of Lawrenceville’s Mike Jewell Elected as Gas-Section Officer

Posted on: August 12th, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Lawrenceville’s Regulatory Compliance Coordinator Mike Jewell has been elected to serve as Chairman of the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Gas Section Executive Committee.

The Gas Section of the Georgia Municipal Association coordinates activities and assists municipal natural gas systems in providing efficient, safe and economical service to their consumers.  The group, composed of 85 natural gas systems around the state, also provides training and training materials on topics such as the transportation, storage, production and utilization of natural gas.

“Mr. Jewell has extensive knowledge of natural gas systems and is very committed to ensuring excellence in service and safety,” said GMA Executive Director Lamar Norton. “His leadership on the Executive Committee of the Gas Section is greatly appreciated.”

Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, non-profit organization that provides legislative advocacy, educational, employee benefit and consulting services to its 521 member cities.

Media Contact:  Amy Henderson, (678) 686-6226 or ahenderson@gmanet.com

45 Lawrenceville Locations Claim Gwinnett’s Readers Choice Awards

Posted on: June 6th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Gwinnett’s County Seat ranks among top locations in North Georgia

LAWRENCEVILLE (METRO ATLANTA) GA – June 6, 2014

In a recent poll conducted by The Gwinnett Daily Post, Readers’ voted in over 70-plus categories, naming a Lawrenceville business, location or asset among their top choices 45 times. Pulling from the metro Atlanta region, the Post conducts this annual competition among its readership, ranking everything from restaurants and shops to Downtowns, Parks, Arts & Cultural venues and more.

“People are the essence of every community,” said Lisa Sherman, Director of Economic and Community Development for the City of Lawrenceville.  “Visitors, residents, business owners, leaders – these are who make Lawrenceville’s success possible and the City is very grateful to all who choose to invest and participate in Gwinnett’s Capital City. Thank you for your partnership and congratulations on your success!”

From seven main categories and 69 subcategories, the City of Lawrenceville fared extremely well with readers. Businesses throughout Lawrenceville were presented with 17 First Place wins, 12 Runner Up positions, and 16 Honorable Mentions for the following categories:

  • Apartment Community: First Place – The Preserve at Legacy Park
  • Arts Venue OTP: Runner Up – Aurora Theatre
  • Aquatic Center: Honorable Mention – Collins Hill Aquatic Center
  • Auto Body Shop: First Place – Hayes
  • Auto Mechanic: First Place – Firestone Lawrenceville, Honorable Mention – Hayes
  • Beer Growler: Runner Up – Exhibit A(le)
  • Breakfast/Brunch: First Place – Little Barn
  • Burger: First Place – Local Republic, Runner Up – Five Guys Lawrenceville
  • Chinese: First Place – Thai Diner Sugarloaf Mills
  • Daycare Center: Honorable Mention – KidsRKids- Lawrenceville
  • Dessert/Bakery: Honorable Mentions  – Special Kneads & Treats, The Blue Rooster
  • Dog Grooming: Honorable Mention – Pet Smart Lawrencveille
  • Downtown: First Place – Lawrenceville
  • Elected Official: First Place – Judy Johnson
  • Festival/Fair: Honorable Mention – Rock’n Ribville
  • Flower Shop: First Place – Huff’s Florist, Honorable Mention – Lovin Florist
  • Gwinnett Sports Team: First Place – Gwinnett Braves
  • Happy Hour: Runner Up – McCray’s Tavern
  • Italian: First Place – Dominick’s
  • Mall: Runner Up – Sugarloaf Mills
  • Maid Service: Honorable Mention – Queen of Clean Lawrenceville
  • Mexican: First Place – La Cazuela, Honorable Mention – Taqueria los Hermanos
  • Movie Theater: Honorable Mentions – AMC Sugarloaf Mills & AMC Colonial 18
  • Pediatrician: First Place – Gwinnett Pediatrics, Runner Up – Lawrenceville Pediatrics
  • Physical Therapist: Honorable Mention – Resurgens Lawrenceville
  • Pizza: First Place – Mellow Mushroom, Runner Up – Cosmo’s Little Italy Pizza
  • Realtor: First Place – Winfield Realty Group, Runner Up – Linda Campbell Winfield Realty
  • Retail Experience: First Place – Bass Pro Shops
  • Seafood: Runner Up – Oyster Bay
  • Sports Bar: Honorable Mention – Dave and Buster’s
  • Steak: Runner Up – Longhorn Steakhouse Lawrenceville
  • Sushi: Runners Up – Shogun Japanese Steak & Sushi Bar, Thai Diner-Sugarloaf Mills
  • Wedding Venue: First Place – 550 Trackside
  • Wine/Spirits: Honorable Mention – Block 178
  • Workout: Honorable Mention – Gold’s Gym Lawrenceville

Come and experience Gwinnett Readers’ Choice for BEST DOWNTOWN on July 3rd at 7:30pm for Prelude, an event to celebrate our Nation’s day of Independence. The Aurora Theatre will be performing a production of South Pacific at this year’s event, with a fireworks display following the show. For more information about Prelude, to reserve a VIP table, or learn more about Gwinnett’s top restaurants and shops, make sure to VisitLawrenceville.com!

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About the City of Lawrenceville:

The City of Lawrenceville is the Capital City of Gwinnett, Metro Atlanta, with a population of just over 29,000 citizens and a youthful median age of 32. Lawrenceville works to preserve its heritage while pushing ahead to ensure excellence for the future. From state-of-the-art medical, educational and governmental facilities, to thriving business, cultural, and recreational opportunities, Lawrenceville serves as home and host to individuals and families who come here from around the globe. Follow us on twitter (@CityofLville), Like us on Facebook (City of Lawrenceville) and visit us at www.lawrencevillega.org.

 

Media Contact:   

Marci Gross | 678.226.2639 | marci.gross@lawrencevillega.org

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