A quiet zone is a section of a rail line at least one‐half mile in length where horns are not routinely sounded when trains are approaching the crossing.
In addition to Harris, voters will reelect Kelvin J. Kelkenberg and Greg Whitlock to their city council posts since no other candidates qualified to run in the Nov. 5 municipal election.
The new funding model will allow the city to make strategic, timely, and cost-conscious decisions about repairs to the city’s stormwater infrastructure over the next 15 years.
Individuals interested in running to succeed Mayor Nancy Harris will pay a qualification fee of $288. Candidates interested in qualifying for either Council Post 4 to succeed Kelvin “Kelly” Kelkenberg or Council Post 5 to succeed Greg Whitlock will need $180.
The Duluth N.O.W. (Neighborhood Outreach Work) program was created to improve quality of life by partnering neighborhoods with city staff to identify and address community concerns.
The rollback millage rate to avoid a tax increase would be no more than 6.257 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home valued at $200,000 is approximately $23.52 and the proposed tax increase for commercial property valued at $202,000 is approximately $23.76.
In addition, four part-time positions will be converted to full-time. The budget also reflects an employer health insurance increase and a three percent merit increase for all full-time and permanent part-time employees.
Connect Duluth is an outreach program designed to help members of the community have conversations with city officials. The program consists of 4 public meetings a year where citizens meet and discuss concerns.
The new page is designed to help art lovers find and enjoy the abundance of arts and entertainment found in and around the city – including those not highly visible.
The program recognizes organizations that are driving economic development and job creation, while enhancing quality of life. The three Gwinnett cities are finalists in the hospitality category.