Cities In The News


Duluth considering quiet zones near railroad crossings

September 4, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

Duluth’s Nancy Harris guaranteed fourth term as city’s mayor

September 4, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

Duluth to adjust stormwater fees to fund needed improvements

August 21, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

Duluth announces qualifying dates for candidates

August 1, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

Duluth N.O.W. partners with neighborhoods for improvement

July 15, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

Duluth proposes same millage rate resulting in slight tax increase

June 27, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

Duluth approves fiscal year 2020 budget

June 17, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

Duluth connecting through community meeting June 6

May 29, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

Duluth launches interactive ‘Art Finder’ map

May 8, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

Duluth, Lawrenceville & Sugar Hill finalists in Chamber IMPACT Awards

April 24, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

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