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.
The Duluth City Council voted recently to approve a new solid waste contract with Republic Services. The contract maintains residential bag prices at current pricing. City services at the Public Work Complex will be limited to 10 free hauls per month.
As part of their scope, the design team will collect topographic survey information, develop concepts for staff approval, and then move forward with construction plans and specifications for a pad-ready site.
The Duluth Police Department recently sold 7 vehicles at auction and several rifles to a local gun shop. The vehicles were sold at auction through GovDeals, Inc. and after commission and fees, the city received $19,062. The rifles were sold to Gun Lobby, LLC with the city receiving $5,200.
The Duluth Planning Commission recommended approval with conditions among which include spillover lighting and noise from the larger outparcel will not affect the single-family homes nearby.