Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Outdoor burning is prohibited from May 1 through Sept. 30.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The city of Norcross' Code Enforcement Division sent out a message today reminding its citizens of a burning ban. "The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has issued a ban on open burning May 1 - September 30 of each year. Fifty-four counties in Georgia (including Gwinnett County) are affected. "From May 1 - September 30, you may not burn leaves, tree limbs, or other yard waste, forest land, or use air curtain destructors for land clearing. This burning ban is strictly enforced." Don’t miss any Norcross news. Subscribe to Norcross Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
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 …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The tobacco-free ordinance, the old Water Works building and Iron Sky were discussed.
Many topics were covered in Monday's lengthy policy work session for the city of Norcross, and it prompted lots of dialogue among its citizens. After a long discussion from all sides on tobacco use in the city, the council decided that the ordinance will be voted on in the city council meeting in May. Councilman Ross Kaul said the ordinance would prohibit the use of tobacco products within 20 feet of all parks, trails and public buildings. The decision to save or demolish the old Water Works building on Barton Street brought a large discussion, too. No decision was made at the session, so the topic will be back at another meeting. The council discussed if the Iron Sky surveillance system should be updated from 11 cameras to 30. With the …
Monday, April 16, 2012
The city of Norcross will discuss the ordinance Monday night.
A few weeks ago, Norcross councilman Ross Kaul announced that an ordinance to prohibit smoking in all city parks would be proposed in the next policy work session. Kaul brought up the issue at a Progressional Development Committee meeting, which stirred some debate from both sides. "Secondhand smoking is worse for younger children and the elderly than primary," said Kaul. "I say no smoking in our parks, [and] no smoking where our children or our families are." All tobacco products would be banned, added Kaul. Norcross Patch had a poll shortly after asking for the public's stance on the subject. As of early Monday, 75 percent of voters agree with the ban. Eleven percent believe there should be designated areas for smoking and non-smoking, …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Hundreds of people came by the city of Norcross for the Neighborhood Clean-up and Recycling Day last weekend.
Hundreds of people came by Norcross for the Neighborhood Clean-up and Recycling Day on Saturday. Four different stations were set up around the city with 25 volunteers in tow to help unload anything and everything from TVs to bicycles to mattresses. "We've had as many as 33 different counties and cities show up to our events," city of Norcross Code Enforcement Supervisor Philomena Robertson said of the biannual clean-up day. New this year was Sustainable Norcross' ReCycle Bicycle Collection, which aimed to give bikes to Summerour Middle School students for Safe Routes to School. Fifty-five bikes, in addition to bicycle accessories, were donated to the organization, said Sustainable founder Connie Weathers. Volunteer Denis Rowe said only a …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
I-85 corridor along Indian Trail Road has reverted back to being unincorporated Norcross.
After recently annexing the I-85 corridor along Indian Trail Road and Jimmy Carter Boulevard, the city of Norcross has agreed with the Georgia legislature to give the area back to the county. “The city is presently revising the boundaries along I-85," City of Norcross councilman Ross Kaul said in an email. "Our boundary line will stop on the North/Northwest side of the interstate with a small exception of the billboard lots at Goshen Springs Road, which has been in place for years." Both reasons for the initial annexation and reverting it back has to do with police jurisdiction. Kaul said the annexation was originally set because of connectivity with Beaver Ruin, Jimmy Carter and Indian Trail. If I-85 were annexed, Norcross Police cars …
The city is considering a no smoking ordinance for all its parks.
At the Progressive Development Committee meeting this week, councilman Ross Kaul announced that he'll be proposing a no smoking ordinance for all the parks in the city of Norcross at the next policy work session. "Secondhand smoking is worse for younger children and the elderly than primary," said Kaul. "I say no smoking in our parks, [and] no smoking where our children or our families are." The ordinance would include all tobacco products, not just smoking. The initiative was addressed in the March policy work session, and a proposed ordinance will be available for the next session April 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Norcross City Hall. The session is open to the public. Before the session, though, we want to know: What do you think about it? Do you…
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Get ready to shred, dump and donate those unwanted materials for the city's Neighborhood Clean-up and Recycling Day.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Get ready to shred, dump and donate those unwanted materials in your home: Neighborhood Clean-up and Recycling Day is hitting Norcross this Saturday, April 7. Recycling day, which occurs twice a year, will start as early as 8 a.m. at various locations around town with volunteers in tow. This time around the event includes a whole laundry list of items, so there's no excuse why you shouldn't get rid of junk lying around the house. Here are some of the major ones, but check out the city's code enforcement page for specifics on what will/won't be accepted: For more information on Neighborhood Clean-up and Recycling Day, visit the city's code enforcement page. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and volunteer …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
A man who was arrested last week after barricading himself in a Norcross apartment is being investigated for two other rape incidents.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
A man who was arrested for aggravated sexual battery last week after a SWAT standoff in Norcross may be the suspect for two other rape incidents, according to 11Alive. Larry Anthony Davis is being looked at in cases reported at Las Palmas apartments and Bristol Court apartments on March 20 and March 18, 11Alive reported. Both incidents took place in unincorporated Norcross. "Immediately it came to mind that we had a suspect who had committed sexual assaults in the same area using sort of the same method of operation," Cpl. Jake Smith told 11Alive. The three incidents share similarities, including the fact that they all occurred in apartment complexes. "The violent nature, the hour (they occurred), I believe the suspect was masked in at …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The manager at Uncle Bob's Storage told police that the door locking mechanisms had been pried opened.
A doorlocking mechanism was reported to have been pried open at Uncle Bob's Self Storage, allowing a suspect or suspects to gain access to 42 storage units. According to the police report, the manager of the 2655 Langford Road facility told Norcross Police that suspect or suspects moved the security cameras and opened the locks the evening of March 12. Many victims came forward to police to report items stolen from their units. One victim, who owns two storage units, said an engine to a commercial seeder and a "wet clutch" transmission was missing from his units. He told police that the items were valued around $2,000, and it's possible that other items were missing, too, says the report. Two other victims said their single unit had …