The Suwanee City Council recently congratulated the Suwanee Police Explorers. Explorers from Post 980 recently welcomed new high school students from North Gwinnett, Peachtree Ridge, Collins Hill, and Lanier high schools. Two Explorers are currently attending the University of North Georgia and are enrolled in UNG’s P.O.S.T. mandate program. These two young adults will graduate as certified GA P.O.S.T. officers.
The Suwanee City Council recently approved a contract not to exceed $55,000 for council chambers A/V overhaul. According to the city, the current equipment, which is original to the building, is outdated technology and is causing performance issues.
Suwanee’s $13,766,780 FY2020 budget includes 106 full-time and 17 part-time positions, including one new position and five position upgrades.
The Suwanee City Council recently voted to approve two amendments to the alcohol ordinance. The first will expand the Town Center entertainment district to reflect new construction across Buford Highway.
The approved millage rate of 4.93 is higher than the calculated rollback rate of 4.709 mills and is anticipated to generate a 4.69 percent increase in property tax revenues due to growth from property value reassessments.
According to the city, recent property assessments mean the flat rate would cause an estimated 4.69 percent increase in residents' property taxes.
In 2011 the updated and renamed Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan provided a guide for prioritization and implementation of pedestrian and bicycle facilities to make Suwanee more walkable and bikeable.
In addition to completing qualifying forms, individuals intending to run for office will be required to pay a qualification fee of $450 for mayor and $270 for council member.
The release said that Suwanee's wide array of public art is funded solely through sponsor support, with no tax dollars being used.
The work on the almost 60-year-old building – Suwanee’s original city hall – will significantly improve the court customer experience and create more space for court and police employees, according to city officials.