Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The Norcross City Council voted to move ahead with more parking at City Hall, and approved several other measures Monday night.
Norcross may soon get more parking downtown. After months of discussion, the City Council voted 4-1 Monday night to move forward with adding 11 parking spaces behind City Hall. The next step is to get proposals from companies for paving. The cost of the project is estimated to be about $41,000, and it would be paid for from sales taxes. The parking spaces are much needed for Norcross’s vibrant downtown, Councilman Ross Kaul said. There are currently 184 parking spots, but that’s not enough, he said. “We know people have to drive around constantly when they can’t find parking,” Kaul said. When the lot is repaved, cars will no longer be able to cut through the City Hall parking lot from Wingo Street to Lawrenceville Street. The slope will …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Nearly 600 kids came out to Cities Government Day, held by the city of Norcross on Friday to give kids an inside look at the workings of city hall.
Children from Norcross got a peek at the inner workings of city hall on Friday. Nearly 600 kids came throughout the morning to get an up-close look at a fire truck, a police dog in action, a city courtroom and other city services. It was all part of Cities Government Day, which is held in Norcross each year so kids can see how the city operates. As first graders from Norcross Elementary gathered around a fire truck in front of city hall, Gwinnett County firefighter Jeffers held up equipment such as air packs and suspenders, and stressed fire safety. In a fire, make sure you get out of your house, and don’t worry about finding anyone else, Jeffers told the kids. “Do not hide. Don’t worry about your dog or your mom and dad, or brother or …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
All blood will benefit the American Red Cross.
March is officially American Red Cross Month for the city of Norcross, and nothing fits it more than having a blood drive. Stop by the second floor of city hall to donate a pint or two of blood Thursday, March 15. They'll be accepting donors from noon to 5 p.m., and everyone also gets free food and a T-shirt. Drop by the 65 Lawrenceville St. building or schedule an appointment by going to redcrossblood.org and entering code "norcrosspolice". Mayor Bucky Johnson read a proclamation at the city council meeting last week declaring March as Red Cross Month, and the proclamation was handed to a representative from ARC. Last year, the American Red Cross responded to 66 disasters and helped 325 people in the Gwinnett area alone. While most of …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Donate non-perishable foods to city hall and the Public Works Facility.
Monday, March 5, 2012
The city of Norcross is asking the community to donate non-perishable food items this month for the March food drive. Donations can be dropped off at either of the two collection sites: Norcross City Hall at 65 Lawrenceville Street and the Public Works Facility at 345 Lively Street. Donations will be accepted the entire month, according to the A Place to Imagine website. All donations will go to the food bank at the Norcross Cooperative Mininstry. The ministry feeds and assists 900 families, in addition to holding free health screenings once a month through the help of Victory World Church. It was also the site of a new oak tree planted as part of the city's Arbor Day last month.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Here’s a rundown of what happened at last night’s council meeting.
On a frigid night, the Mayor and Council had a relatively short meeting—but it wasn’t without its significant points. Here are the basics: -Two Council Members and the Mayor were sworn in for another term. Mayor Bucky Johnson was elected to his third two-year term; Councilmember Charlie Riehm was elected to his fourth term in office. Councilmember Craig Newton, the only elected official who campaigned to keep his seat this year, was elected to his second two-year term in office. -Councilmember Andrew Hixson was appointed Mayor Pro Tem for 2012. The Mayor Pro Tem helps run meetings in the Mayor’s absence and also serves on the Mayor’s behalf to represent the city. -The new Norcross Chief of Police, Warren Summers, was sworn in. Summers …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Residents share opinions on both sides of the Sunday sales issue, remain mum about council race.
Updated 6:14 p.m. A steady trickle of residents have turned out for Norcross municipal elections. At 6:10 p.m., about an hour before the 7 p.m. close, the number of voters clocked in at 479, according to poll workers at City Hall. Council candidate Greg McFarland stood on the corner across from City Hall with two supporters, in front of a large hand-painted, wooden sign standing in the back of a pick-up truck. While residents were more reserved about their voting status on the council race, they were mostly happy to pipe up about the issue of Sunday beer and wine sales in the city limits. Norm Schklar voted in favor of the Sunday package sales, though he really doesn’t plan to purchase any alcohol on Sundays. “It adds to the city. It …
Monday, June 6, 2011
A proposal for a artist retail suites at the Rectory will be discussed.
Monday, June 6, 2011
The Norcross City Council and Mayor will meet for a work policy session, followed by a regular council meeting this evening. On the agenda: the possibility of installing two solar radar signs in the city center to protect pedestrians, an upgrade to the City Hall camera system, the adoption of the ARC Green City support policies, among other items. A proposal will also be put forward to the creative use of the city-owned Rectory. The idea is to use the space for artists' studios and retail space. Economic Development manager Rusty Warner said in a memo that he has review the Norcross Art Alliance plan and thinks it is a good idea. The work policy session is at 6:30 pm. at City Hall in the second floor conference room. The council meeting…
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Every week, we point our lens at a different subject.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Kate Awtrey
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Here is a look in photographs at the demonstrations held in the City of Norcross on Friday for Georgia Cities Week. We got a whole new perspective on the city from 65-feet in the air in a Norcross Electric bucket truck.
Monday, April 25, 2011
As part of Georgia Cities Week, local kids were wowed by K-9 dogs, fire trucks and much more at City Hall.
Students from Norcross Elementary School took a field trip just down the street on Friday, joining a few other community members to get a behind-the-scenes peek at how their government works. Groups of classes in matching t-shirts saw a K-9 dog in action, watched as their teachers were lifted 65 feet in the air in an bucket truck and met the local judge, among other eye-opening activities designed to show them how the wheels and levers work in the City of Norcross. K-9 Officers Todd Bureta and Craig Dallape stole the show with their showmanship with two police dogs. “How’s my dog going to catch a bad guy if he doesn’t have arms?” Bureta asked a first grade class. In unison, they shouted back, “His teeth!” The officers say the dogs, which …
Monday, February 7, 2011
Tonight's city council meeting has many items on the agenda after the first meeting was snowed out.
The Norcross City Council will meet tonight at City Hall, with many items on the agenda after the year's first meeting was cancelled due to inclement weather. The Parks Master Plan, which was presented to citizens for review late last year, will come up for a vote. The potential rezoning of the corner of Lillian Webb Park will also be reviewed. Other items on the agenda include discussion about the city-owned 54 Jones St. property and two Cemetery St. properties. The council will look at a resolution to have alcohol at the Thrasher Park concert series and a contract to restore a stream bank in the city. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.