GWINNETT COUNTY, GA – The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners gave the green light to several new items earlier this week. Here are some highlights:
Improvements to swimming pools and aquatic centers underway
Big upgrades and repairs will take place at Lenora Park Pool, Collins Hill Park Aquatic Center and Mountain Park Aquatic Center. The improvements include the removal and replacement of tile, plaster and pool shell expansion joints at the indoor competition pools at Collins Hill Park and Mountain Park. Lenora Park Pool will undergo the removal and replacement of perimeter pool deck joints.
Repairs and replacements will make sure there are no sharp edges, slick spots or leaks. A portion of the $329,000 project is funded by the 2017 SPLOST program.
Focusing on pedestrians and bicycle connection with help from a $120,000 grant
The County will apply for a $120,000 grant through the Atlanta Regional Commission’s 2023 Livable Centers Initiative Program. Partnering with the Centerville Community Association, the County wants to focus on a plan that will prioritize pedestrian and bicycle access to transit locations close to the Centerville area. The County will contribute $30,000. The overall project is estimated to cost $150,000
Police awarded $50,000 grant for emergency management
Gwinnett Police were awarded a $50,000 grant by the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency. Funds will be used to secure emergency management supplies such as shelter kits, portable fans and heaters and rapidly inflatable tents to be used in the emergency operation center. The County matched the $50,000 grant.
Gwinnett Police retires K9 shot in the line of duty
After being shot while tracking an armed suspect in May 2022, Gwinnett Police K9 Kai will officially retire from service. The 3-year-old Belgian Malinois will now live with his handler Corporal Aaron Carlyle.
More than 50 miles of roads will be resurfaced
. More than $26 million will be used to patch, mill and pave roads across the Gwinnett. Manholes and markings also will be improved.
This resurfacing project is funded by the 2017 SPLOST Program and the Georgia Department of Transportation.
New sidewalks headed to Gwinnett County roads in the city of Snellville
Gwinnett County will partner with the city of Snellville to install sidewalks on Skyland Drive and Pinehurst Road. The total cost of this project is $1.9 million, including a County contribution of $800,000. Snellville will manage the project, which is funded by the 2017 SPLOST program.