Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Norcross residents, business owners and other usual Progressive Development Committee members held a holiday party at 45 South Cafe for a good cause.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
In addition to their usual Wednesday morning meeting, Progressive Development Committee members met Tuesday evening at 45 South Cafe for their holiday party. Norcross residents, business owners and other usual PDC members celebrated the season with drinks, food, friends and neighbors. All guests were asked to bring a side dish and an unwrapped toy, which were donated to Toys for Tots. Keith Shewbert, the owner of 45 South, said the party brought more than 100 gifts. The wine was provided by Marilyn Meacham of the Remax-Nancy Minor Team, Al Karntiz of Ace Truck Body & Trailer Repair Inc. supplied the beer, and the entrees included roasted turkey and ham, which Shewbert cooked. Musician Kate Wright also sang for the group.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Mayor Bucky Johnson and City Engineer Jeff Mueller informed members on the city's proposed transportation projects.
Mayor Bucky Johnson and City Engineer Jeff Mueller spoke at the Progessional Development Committee meeting Wednesday morning to discuss the Transportation Investment Act and what it can do for the city. The TIA is a 1-percent sales tax that will be voted on July 31 this year. If it passes, the funds from the tax will go toward transportation projects within the the region for 10 years. In the regions outside of Atlanta, 25 percent of the generated funds will go to local jurisdictions for transportation. However, Norcross will be receiving only 15 percent, and that amount is estimated to be around $249,000 a year. Therefore, over the course of 10 years, the city of Norcross could receive $2.49 million for transportation projects. The city …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The proposal for a gambling complex raised a number of questions at the PDC meeting Wednesday.
The discussion on the proposal for a gambling complex right outside Norcross city limits raised a number of questions at the Progressional Development Committee meeting Wednesday. Gwinnett Village CID Program Director John McHenry gave insight to the proposal at the March 7 meeting since the community improvement district plans to work with developer Dan O'Leary on the project. McHenry said the $1 billion complex plans to consist of a hotel with 500 rooms, a parking garage, theatre and gambling area with 7,500 video lottery terminals. Because of there are no plans of poker-type gambling, the complex should not be confused for a casino, said McHenry. He added that developers have looked at a similar complex in Delaware called Dover Downs …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Mike Mason, who is running unopposed, informed members on what his next plans are for setting up the new city.
Editor's note: This article was written by a Norcross Patch writer. Peachtree Corners' future mayor had been invited by the Norcross group to speak at their weekly meeting. Mike Mason, the unopposed mayoral candidate for Peachtree Corners, was the guest speaker at Wednesday's Progressional Development Committee meeting. As the mayor of Gwinnett's 16th city, which will be official in July, Mason introduced himself, answered questions from Norcross community members and stated what his next plans are. "I'm no politician," said Mason, a CPA. He was president of the United Peachtree Corners Civic Association and a major frontrunner for making Peachtree Corners a city. For his plans, Mason said the first step is to set up code enforcement and…