News Line for Duluth

Duluth votes to keep same millage rate
The Duluth City Council voted to keep its millage rate at 5.991 mills for the 2015 fiscal year during a public hearing at the regularly scheduled meeting on Monday.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

City of Duluth extends agreement with Eddie Owen Presents
The city of Duluth has extended an agreement to keep Eddie Owen Presents at the Red Clay Theatre for five more years.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Developer gets nod in Duluth public hearing
A public hearing on rezoning of 11.67 acres on U.S. Highway 23 and Old Peachtree Road had dozens of homeowners turn out in an effort to voice their opinions during Monday’s regularly-scheduled city council meeting.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

3 GSMST students, city of Duluth partner on alcohol training video | VIDEO
Calling it surreal to meet the Duluth City Council and work with professional people, three students from the Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology recently made a video the city will use to educate and train businesses and their employees about alcohol education.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Duluth City Council discusses comprehensive plan, budget
In what city manager James Riker described as two of the most important items that would be discussed and voted on, the Duluth City Council adopted the 2035 Comprehensive Plan and heard the Fiscal Year 2015 budget presentation during Monday’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Duluth City Council discusses street sweepers
In an effort to save taxpayer dollars, the Duluth city staff recommended to the City Council to utilize an outside contractor to do citywide sweeps.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

New playground at Bunten Road Park lifts imagination
For Duluth kids, a new playground at Bunten Road Park isn’t just a place to play, but a place to play with imagination, said Kathy Marelle, the city’s parks and recreation director.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Duluth City Council awards resurfacing contract
The Duluth City Council awarded C.W. Matthews Contracting Company with a contract to patch and resurface roadways throughout the city during Monday’s regularly-schedule city council meeting. The deal is pending the city attorney looking over the final paperwork, and the mayor or city manager signing off on it.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

City of Duluth unveils permanent art sculpture "Ascension"
“It is not going anywhere,” Mayor Nancy Harris said of a 3-ton sculpture unveiled Wednesday morning in Duluth.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Sidewalks, intersections focus of residents’ 2014 SPLOST proposal
The day that collections began on Gwinnett’s newest Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, local residents presented commissioners with a plan to spend the $225 million expected to be raised for transportation projects.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Duluth names new city manager
In a special-called meeting as a part of the regularly-scheduled city work session, the Duluth city council approved city planning director James Riker to become the new city manager, much to the delight of staff members in attendance.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Duluth votes to construct an addition to the Festival Center pump house
Prior to the annual State of the City address Monday, Duluth’s city council still had to attend to some business. The council voted to award Hamby Construction with a contract to construct an addition to the Festival Center pump house for an amount not to exceed $99,400.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Duluth mayor Nancy Harris delivers the state of the city
Although delayed for a month due to the winter storm, Duluth mayor Nancy Harris showed her excitement in delivering the state of the city Monday after the monthly city council meeting.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Duluth names Riker as city manager finalist
Duluth’s second city manager may come from within the organization.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Public comments on Buford Highway median in Duluth
The Buford Highway median project was once again the topic of discussion for the Duluth City Council during its monthly work session on Monday, but this time, it was the the public’s turn to have its input.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Duluth sets date for public art unveiling
Duluth officials will soon unveil a new sculpture, an art piece meant to embody the spirit of the city, in the middle of its McClure Bridge Road roundabout.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Duluth's police chief now in 30th year
Randy Belcher’s new boss pulled down a gravelly Rogers Bridge Road, stopping at what had become an unofficial garbage dump. The city of Duluth’s police chief, he got out of the squad car, brushed an Elvis Presley curl aside and pulled out his nickel-plated .38 Special.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Duluth council discusses term limits
The Duluth City Council discussed setting term limits for the mayor and city council during Monday’s regularly scheduled work session at City Hall.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post