CITY CONTRACTORS: Georgia Utility Facility Protection Act Reminder

Posted on: May 17th, 2014 at 4:42 pm

To all City of Lawrenceville Contractors,

It is your responsibility to ensure that all existing underground utilities within the limits of the work are located prior to any excavation activities.  The Georgia Utility Facility Protection Act (GUFPA) mandates that before starting any mechanized digging or excavation work, you must contact Georgia 811 at least 48 hours but no more than 10 working days in advance to have utility lines marked.  This law covers activities such as excavation, tunneling, grading, boring, demolition or any similar work – even on private property.

Should the proposed scope of the planned excavation meet the Georgia Public Service Commission’s definition of a “Large Project” which includes any project involving excavation at a contiguous geographical site or area that exceeds or will exceed one linear mile or that reasonably requires or will require more than ninety (90) days to complete, we require that it be handled in accordance with PSC Rule 515-9-4-.13 and include a large project planning meeting and marking agreement.  This will allow us to properly plan and schedule the locating of our utility facilities within the area designated in the site plans.

Violations of the law are enforced and will be reported to the Georgia Public Service Commission.  For info on Georgia 811, click here.

Neighborhood Improvement Application

Posted on: January 6th, 2014 at 2:30 am

Lawrenceville’s Neighborhood Improvement Grant Program is intended to give residents an opportunity to have direct input and influence into improving the physical appearance of Lawrenceville neighborhoods.

The City is accepting applications.  Applications will be processed on a first come-first served basis.

Click here to download an application.

Employment Opportunity: Gwinnett County School Bus Driver Positions Available

Posted on: July 28th, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Gwinnett County School Bus Driver positions currently available. Apply online at or call 678-225-7670 for more information.

  • Experience credit possible
  • Guaranteed 6 hours per day
  • Benefits available
  • Good driving record required
  • Training provided


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


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!

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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


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Marci Gross | 678.226.2639 |

Gwinnett County: Holding meetings to identify needs and funding priorities for its Consolidate Plan 2015-2019

Posted on: March 31st, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Gwinnett County invites you to participate in the identification of needs and funding priorities for its Consolidated Plan 2015-2019. Your input is also need in helping staff develop a new Analysis of Impediment to Fair Housing Choice. Eight community meetings are being held to receive public input and your participation will help make this effort successful.

For more information, please click here.

Advertisement for Bids – Surveying, Staking, Erosion Control, and Permitting

Posted on: March 26th, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Sealed Bids for the Surveying, staking erosion control, and permitting project will be received at the Lawrenceville Gas Department, 18 South Clayton Street, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046, until 10:00 am April 23, 2014. The City of Lawrenceville is looking for a qualified engineering firm or a qualified land surveying firm to determine the feasibility of route for a new pipeline and to survey, stake, prepare all permitting, and erosion control plan for the route on the Highway 124 to Hi Hope Rd. 8” pipeline project. Proposals will be opened in the Gas Department at 10:00 am on April 23, 2014. No bid may be withdrawn after the closing time for the receipt of bids.

For more information, please click here to review the full document.

RFP issued for Structural Engineering Firm to Analyze Retaining Wall

Posted on: March 20th, 2014 at 6:06 pm
The City of Lawrenceville Engineering Department is requesting proposals from Certified Engineering Firms or Consulting Firms (hereafter referred to as the Consultant) to perform an analysis of an existing modular block retaining wall.  The retaining wall analysis shall be referred to as the “City Hall Retaining Wall Analysis” (herein after referred to as the project).  The purpose of this RFP is to determine to what degree the retaining wall should be repaired, or if necessary replaced. For a copy of the full proposal, click here.


Lawrenceville Police Benevolent Fund endows GGC criminal justice scholarship

Posted on: March 19th, 2014 at 4:29 pm

The Lawrenceville Police Benevolent Fund (LPBF) has established an endowed scholarship for Georgia Gwinnett College students pursuing bachelor degrees in criminal justice. Representatives of the Lawrenceville Police Department (LPD) recently visited with GGC leaders to celebrate the completion of a $50,000 fundraising project to support the Lawrenceville Police Scholarship.

“GGC is uniquely positioned to provide our future officers with a first-rate education,” said Captain Jeff Smith of the LPD. “We are very proud to establish the Lawrenceville Police Scholarship at Georgia Gwinnett. Together, the Lawrenceville Police Benevolent Fund and GGC will be able to ensure that Lawrenceville has one of the best prepared and best educated local police forces in the country.”

Plans for the scholarship began in 2009, when LPD and GGC recognized that they shared a synergy. The college was in the process of introducing a criminal justice degree, while the LPD was renewing its emphasis on the importance of education to its employees. The two organizations began working together to establish a scholarship fund for criminal justice majors.

Initial contributions for the scholarship fund came from the Lawrenceville Police Benevolent Fund’s highly successful event, “A Run to Remember,” which honored the heroes of 9/11/01 and drew hundreds of participants each year. The run evolved into a successful partnership with Rock ‘n Ribville, which led to completion of the endowment in three years.

“We have been pleased to have the Lawrenceville Police Department’s support of our scholarship program from the very beginning,” said Lori Buckheister, associate vice president for Development at GGC. “With an endowed scholarship the funds raised remain in a managed account, and the account’s yearly interest is paid out as the scholarship. The benefit of endowments is that they provide permanent funding for their scholarships.”

Due to the success of the LPBF’s fundraising efforts, the Lawrenceville Police Scholarship Fund will begin awarding scholarships to GGC students in fall 2014, ahead of its original schedule.

“The close collaboration between GGC Police and the LPD has long been a valuable asset to Lawrenceville. Now, we are working together to support the future of our own law enforcement community,” said Randy Johnson, chief of the LPD.

“The Lawrenceville Police Scholarship represents a concrete contribution to the safety and well-being of people living in Lawrenceville and Gwinnett County,” said Stas Preczewski, interim president. “We are grateful to the Lawrenceville Police Benevolent Fund for its tremendous effort in raising funds for this scholarship. Georgia Gwinnett College looks forward to honoring this commitment by educating some of the finest criminal justice graduates in the State of Georgia.”

For more information about how to support the college, visit

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Park Place Drive Improvement Project Meeting on April 2, 2014

Posted on: March 19th, 2014 at 4:24 pm

A neighborhood meeting will be held on April 2, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm with the citizens that live on or near Park Place Drive. The purpose of the meeting is to provide concept drawings for Park Place Drive Improvement Project and to get feedback from citizens, the Mayor and Council about the planned improvements. City personnel as well as personnel from the engineering firm designing the project will be available to address comments and answer any questions.

For more information, please contact Paul Austin, City Engineer, 770.277.7532.

Housing Authority and DDA Board Application

Posted on: March 9th, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Positions are available for appointment on both the City of Lawrenceville Housing Authority and Downtown Development Authority (DDA) boards. If interested, please download and fill out the application below and return it to City Hall by April 1, 2014. Thank you.

Download Application

Sale of Surplus I.T. Property

Posted on: March 6th, 2014 at 3:18 pm

The City of Lawrenceville is accepting sealed bids for purchase of surplus I.T. property.  To be considered, sealed bids must be received by 3:00 P.M. on April 1, 2014, at which time all bids will be publicly opened.  For more information, please click here to review the full document.

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