News Line for Duluth

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

Duluth council recognizes police chief
Police Chief Randy Belcher was honored during Monday’s Duluth City Council meeting for his 30 years of service as the city’s police chief.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Duluth amends city's alcohol ordinance
The city of Duluth saw more changes to its alcohol ordinance as the city council approved nine changes during Monday’s regularly scheduled city council meeting.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Incumbents keep Duluth City Council seats
Just 14 votes separated the two candidates seeking Duluth City Council Post 2 in Tuesday’s runoff election, according to unofficial results.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Duluth residents to decide between incumbents, political newcomers in runoff
Duluth residents will fill two city council seats come Dec. 3.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Duluth council races result in runoffs
The candidates who will hold posts 1 and 2 on the Duluth City Council won’t be decided until Dec. 3.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Duluth City Council candidates focused on businesses
Attracting new businesses to the Duluth area is a priority for several city council candidates vying for two seats in the Nov. 5 election.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Duluth looks at zoning codes, land regulations
In an effort to continue to make improvements in and around the city, the Duluth city council is also taking a look at its zoning code and land development regulations. And they did so at Monday’s city council work session.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post