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Norcross to maintain millage rate resulting in small tax increase

July 8, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

This is the same millage rate the city has held since 2015. Due to increased real estate values, property owners will see a small increase in their property taxes.

Norcross kicking off summer with 'Block Party' Thursday

June 20, 2019

Gwinnett Daily Post

Norcross is planning to get a head start on the official start of summer with a block party this week.

Norcross study reveals who is living in extended-stay motels and why

May 28, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The majority of these residents have jobs but are struggling financially and can’t afford the upfront financial obligations to move into a rental unit. Sixty-nine percent have one or two full-time jobs.

Norcross opens new Pinnacle Park — with goats

May 15, 2019

Gwinnett Daily Post

“Hiring the goats has certainly been one of our best ideas,” Assistant City Manager Mary Beth Bender said in a statement. “Not only has it saved money on labor and proved to have terrific results in preparing the property for construction, but, unexpectedly, it has been wonderful PR as well!”

Norcross seeking complete count committee volunteers

May 14, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Norcross City Council wants to make certain every city resident is counted in the 2020 census next year. The nine-member committee will consist of community volunteers selected by the mayor and council.

Norcross releases draft unified development ordinance for review

April 8, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The UDO will also reflect best practices in development and encourage sustainability. By bringing them together, the city will eliminate inconsistencies in the code and streamline the development approvals process by using a single, clear set of required permits, processes, language, and definition.

Norcross unveils new, improved website

April 5, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The new website is organized to make it easy for residents and business owners to find the information they need. Residents will find the top navigation tabs organized by government, community, events and “How do I…”

Controversial Norcross annexation bill stalls in legislature

April 4, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

State legislation that could pave the way for Norcross to annex a sizable chunk of unincorporated Gwinnett County will have to wait until next year.

Norcross to form committee to ensure complete 2020 census count

March 26, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

According to the city’s press release, “The census is conducted nationwide every 10 years, the results helping to determine local governments’ eligibility for federal and state grants."

Norcross wants to annex a large chunk of ‘underserved’ Gwinnett

March 18, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The city of Norcross wants to annex a sizable swath of unincorporated Gwinnett County, a community that includes around 300 businesses and 6,000 mostly low-income residents.

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