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Help Shape Gwinnett’s Future

HELP SHAPE GWINNETT’S FUTURE

BY ATTENDING A 2040 UNIFIED PLAN OPEN HOUSE

 

(Lawrenceville, Ga., Jan. 23, 2018) – The Gwinnett County Department of Planning and Development is soliciting public input to assist in the development of the 2040 Unified Plan through several community open houses, starting Jan. 25 at the Five Forks Branch of the Gwinnett Public Library. The community open house events will feature interactive exercises to encourage people to imagine Gwinnett County in 2040 and share their vision of what it could be.

 

The Unified Plan, called a comprehensive plan in other jurisdictions, combines many different plans into a coordinated, working blueprint to help shape future policies by many County agencies. To better create a plan that reflects the community’s desires, Gwinnett County will collect public feedback to produce a broad, long-term vision to guide growth and development over the next 22 years as well as a short-term list of projects and programs.

 

Throughout this process, the Planning and Development Department and its consultants, Pond & Company, will also seek input from elected officials, regulatory agencies, business and community leaders and others. Upon completion, the plan will be presented to the Board of Commissioners in October, and then be forwarded to the Department of Community Affairs and the Atlanta Regional Commission. Once the DCA and ARC review the plan and it is subsequently adopted by the Board of Commissioners, the County becomes eligible for state and federal funds.

 

Additional public input will be sought through a survey available online and at select community events and public locations. Residents can make their voices heard through one of several community open houses, online surveys or living room chats.

 

To learn more about the plan, visit www.Gwinnett2040UnifiedPlan.com and follow the Gwinnett 2040 Unified Plan on Facebook. Email questions to gwinnett2040@gwinnettcounty.com.

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2040 Unified Plan Community Open House Schedule

Jan. 25 – Five Forks branch of the Gwinnett Public Library, 2780 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lawrenceville

Jan. 29 – Dacula branch of the Gwinnett Public Library, 265 Dacula Road, Dacula

Feb. 1 – Lilburn Activity Building, 788 Hillcrest Road, Lilburn

Feb. 12 – OneStop Centerville, 3025 Bethany Church Road, Snellville

Feb. 22 – Bogan Park, 2723 North Bogan Road, Buford

 

Self-Service Kiosks for Tag Renewal

Gwinnett Tax Commissioner Announces New After-Hours

Self-Service Kiosks for Tag Renewal

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

(Lawrenceville, Ga. Jan. 25, 2018) Tax Commissioner Richard Steele announces the addition of two new self-service kiosks for citizens to renew their tags nights and weekends. The kiosks are located at the Lawrenceville tag office, 750 South Perry St., and the North Gwinnett tag office, 2735 Mall of Georgia Blvd., in Buford.

 

Customers will be able to renew their vehicle registrations and immediately receive current decals for their license plates. Credit and debit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Processing fees apply and are added to the total due.

 

In addition to the two new kiosks, Gwinnett citizens can also use self-service kiosks located in Kroger stores in neighboring counties, including DeKalb, Walton, Hall, Clayton and Fulton. For Kroger locations, visit dor.georgia.gov/mvd.

 

“I am constantly looking for ways to make tag renewal more convenient for Gwinnett taxpayers. The after-hours kiosks will offer a new option in addition to paying online, mailing in payment or visiting a tag office.” explained Tax Commissioner Steele. “We are also looking forward to adding additional kiosks in other county locations in the future.”

 

To renew your tag at a kiosk, you must have a valid Georgia driver’s license, and your address must be correct on your renewal notice. Your proof of liability insurance must be transmitted to the state system, and if applicable, you must have a valid emission inspection on file.

 

The kiosk located in the entrance foyer at the North Gwinnett tag office is available 24/7. The kiosk in Lawrenceville is available 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

 

More information is available at GwinnettTaxCommissioner.com or email tag@GwinnettCounty.com.

 

The Tax Commissioner of Gwinnett County is a constitutionally-elected official responsible for billing and collection of property taxes and for administering homestead exemptions. Serving also as an agent for the State of Georgia, the Tax Commissioner registers and titles motor vehicles and collects all associated revenue. Learn more at www.GwinnettTaxCommissioner.com.

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