The Lawrenceville Tourism & Trade Association will hold its monthly board meeting on Wednesdsay, October 22, 2014 at 7:00am. For a look at the agenda, click here.
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS - FOREST HILLS LIGHTING PROJECT
The City of Lawrenceville, Georgia is soliciting bids from qualified electrical contractors. The project will consist of the installation of 6 – 10’ direct buried light poles with 6 LED lighting fixtures equivalent to 150 watt metal halide lamps and installation and connection to the meter base. Bid packages containing details of the project can be picked up at 70 South Clayton Street, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046 or by emailing your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bids are to be received no later than 10:00 A.M., Monday, November 3, 2014. Bids received after this deadline will not be considered. Bids will be opened and read aloud on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 10:05 A.M. in the Public Meeting Room at City Hall, 70 South Clayton Street, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046.
The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive informalities and to re-advertise.
The City of Lawrenceville Sponsors RECYCLING DAY
Clean out your old electronic devices and old paper!
Join us as we continue city-wide efforts to keep Lawrenceville clean and beautiful by recycling items that are no longer needed or no longer in use.
Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
*Location: 20 S. Clayton Street in downtown Lawrenceville. This is also known as the old Police Station parking lot. Enter from Clayton Street and there will be signs to direct you to the appropriate recycle stations.
*What can you recycle?
- Documents you wish to be shredded, limit of five boxes. You will be able to watch them shredded on the site. Volunteers will help you unload if necessary.
- Electronic devices (cell phones, computers, keyboards, etc.) are free. A charge of $10 for TVs. Projection TVs and Console TVs are not accepted.
- There is a charge for tires. $5.00 per tire.
- The city will accept metal, and old appliances.
The Lawrenceville Recycle day is open to all residents and non-residents. We will also be accepting food pantry donations for our “CAN” DO Campaign sponsored by all cities of Gwinnett at this event as well. This food is distributed to the food Co-Ops of Gwinnett.
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Contact: Teri N. Pope 404.274.6436
LANE CLOSURES TONIGHT ON STATE ROUTE 316
Lawrenceville, Ga. – Size matters as huge bridge beams are set tonight on the State Route 316 interchange project in Lawrenceville. Tonight, tomorrow night and Friday night; one lane will be closed on State Route 316 westbound west of Collins Hill Road as GP’s Enterprises sets two bridge beams for the new SR 316 west bridge over the Colonial Pipeline. Starting at 9 p.m. the outside lane will close as crews set beams by 6 a.m. tomorrow. As the massive beams are moved into place, traffic on SR 316 east will be stopped up to 10 minutes. This schedule will occur for beam setting tonight, tomorrow night and Friday night if weather permits.
Traffic will be delayed for short periods of time as each beam is delivered to the work zone and moved into place. “We are especially careful as we set the behemoth beams that go over traffic. Each beam prestressed concrete beam is 7 feet tall and 180 feet 11 inches long. We will stop the flow of traffic so the cranes can hoist the beams and lock them in place before traffic flow resumes. Motorists will be stopped on the SR 20 Bridge as the beams are turned around then SR 316 westbound for about 10 minutes as each beam is set in place tonight. Please avoid the area those days if possible,” explained Harold Mull, District Construction Engineer for Georgia DOT.
This $37.4 million construction project includes 2.23 miles of new roadway and two new bridges over SR 316. The project completion date is May 31, 2016 and the contractor is GP’S Enterprises, Inc. of Auburn.
The Georgia Department of Transportation continues its RoadWorks 2014 construction program. Dozens of important roadway improvement projects are ongoing throughout the state as we work to deliver projects on time and on budget while keeping our transportation network the nation’s finest. Pardon the necessary inconvenience and please drive cautiously and safely at all times, especially in work zones. For more information on Georgia DOT, please visit www.dot.ga.gov or subscribe to our Press Release RSS feed. You also may follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/GDOTNE ) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/GDOTNE).
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.
Celebrate the Grand Opening of The Lawrenceville Lawn With Us
Gwinnett’s County Seat Cuts Ribbon to Open New Event Venue and City Park
Join Lawrenceville Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson and members of City Council along with Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash as we celebrate the official opening of the Lawrenceville Lawn, at 11:30am on October 11, 2014.
The Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony will commemorate the grand opening of the Lawrenceville Lawn and serve as the kick-off for the 7th Annual Rock’n Ribville Festival which will begin immediately following the ceremony. Over 12,000 visitors from around North Georgia will be coming for their favorite barbeque, cold beer and great music all afternoon long!
11:30am – Saturday, October 11, 2014
The Lawrenceville Lawn
210 Luckie Street, Lawrenceville, Ga 30046
Building on Lawrenceville’s vision for the future, the Lawn is a key component for creating a vibrant sense of place that residents and visitors can enjoy while demonstrating the City’s community-initiated approach to progressive and modern development.
NOTICE OF PRE-QUALIFICATION OF CONTRACTORS - Lawrenceville City Hall Renovations Project
The City of Lawrenceville is soliciting applications from Contractors for prequalification to furnish labor, materials and equipment necessary to complete the construction of the Lawrenceville City Hall Renovations Project. To view the full advertisement, click here.
7th Annual Rock’n Ribville to feature ‘Georgia Satellites’ and National BBQ Competition October 11th
Rock’n Ribville to Host ‘Georgia Satellites’ and
National BBQ Competition in Downtown Lawrenceville
Local event features Bands, Beer, BBQ and Festival Activities, Starts at Noon on October 11
LAWRENCEVILLE (GWINNETT/METRO ATLANTA) GA –The Lawrenceville Tourism and Trade Association (LTTA) - in partnership with the City’s Police Benevolence Fund and the City of Lawrenceville – will host the seventh annual Rock’n Ribville event on Saturday, October 11th. Attracting more than 13,000 attendees to the City’s Downtown, Rock’n Ribville will bring local businesses, a Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) National Competition and traditional Southern barbeque together with live music, arts, crafts and kid-friendly activities. The event will also celebrate Georgia’s fastest growing four-year institution, Georgia Gwinnett College. Festivities will run from 12-7:30pm on the City’s newest event venue, The Lawrenceville Lawn, located on Luckie Street in the Downtown.
Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson said, “Rock’n Ribville is Lawrenceville’s premier event of the year, bringing heightened awareness of the College to the surrounding community while showcasing the local scene to thousands of visitors from all over the South. It is a great event and we are proud to call it our own!”
Presented by U.S. Auto Sales and Bud Light, Rock’n Ribville is partnering with 94.9 The Bull, Radio 105.7, and Talk Radio 640 WGST to provide a live broadcast from the event. The program will also feature Main Stage performances by Dirt Romeo, Mad Margritt, and The Georgia Satellites, all kicking off at noon with Georgia Gwinnett College and a local ‘Grizzly Burger’ Eating Contest.
KCBS sanctions and judges BBQ competitions across the U.S. and promotes barbeque as America’s favorite cuisine. It is the largest society of barbeque enthusiasts in the world. Being a newly sanctioned KCBS event allows Rock’n Ribville to invite teams from across the country to join in the annual BBQ competition for a chance to win prize money in various categories, including chicken, ribs, pork and brisket.
“Rock’n Ribville is one of Gwinnett’s most popular festivals with over 13,000 attendees,” said Mark Mullin, President of the LTTA Board of Directors. “This event attracts residents of Gwinnett County and beyond as it offers a great atmosphere, excellent entertainment and fantastic food. We are excited to be celebrating another year of this successful event and we welcome everyone to Historic Lawrenceville to enjoy all that Rock’n Ribville has to offer.”
Rock’n Ribville would like to thank participating sponsors for their support of this year’s event: Presenting Sponsor – U.S. Auto Sales; Alcohol Sponsor – Bud Light; Radio Sponsor – 94.9 The Bull, Radio 105.7, and Talk Radio 640 WGST; Gold Sponsors – Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Lawrenceville Downtown Development Authority, Precision Planning Inc.; Silver Sponsors – All Good Pest Solutions, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Gwinnett, Gwinnett Daily Post, Metro Mechanical H-VAC, Peach State Credit Union, Squeeze King, and Wages & Sons; Bronze Sponsor – Cycle World of Athens.
Marci Gross | 678.407.6651 | Marci.Gross@LawrencevilleGa.org
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.
Sealed Bids for the 252 WEST CROGAN STREET BUILDING DEMOLITION project will be received at the City Engineer’s office located at 70 South Clayton Street, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046, until 3:00 P.M. Friday, October 3, 2014.
To view the complete advertisement, click here.