In 1900, it was less than a month’s worth of wages. Now it is going on four months the average American taxpayer works to settle his or her annual tax burden.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The city is looking for a professional consultant to help update its 2030 vision plan. Transportation is one of eight key elements for study.
The City of Dacula wants to take an inventory of its transportation infrastructure and study travel options for people with or without cars. The city has issued a request for proposals for a consultant to study eight elements of municipal life and help update its 2030 Comprehensive Plan. Among other issues to be examined are a vision statement and economic development. On transportation, the consultant will be asked to do the following: How do you feel about transportation options in Dacula? What would you like to see changed? Share your ideas in the comments below.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
In its request for proposals for a consultant to update its 2030 Comprehensive Plan, the city expresses economic development ambitions.
Among the eight elements Dacula wants to explore as it revises its long-range plan is economic development. The city is looking for a professional consultant to help guide the 2030 Comprehensive Plan update. Here's what the request for proposals has to say about economic development: The Consultant will identify any new Needs and Opportunities related to economic development and vitality of the community, including revisions and deletions of old Needs and Opportunities that may have been addressed or partially addressed over the last five years. Some considerations include: What kind of economic progress would you like to see for Dacula? Tell us in the comments below.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Sheldon announced her plans to run for Rep. Paul Broun's open seat in 2014.
Dacula's state representative, Donna Sheldon, will run for Congress in Georgia's 10th District in 2014, seeking to replace U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, she announced on Tuesday. Broun will be leaving his seat in the House of Representatives to run in the Republican primary for Saxby Chambliss' spot in the U.S. Senate. Sheldon, who represents Dacula and parts of northeast Gwinnett County in the state's 104th District, chairs Georgia's House Majority Caucus. Sheldon is not the only one interested in Broun's seat. Georgia Rep. Bruce Williamson (R-Monroe) said he is giving a run "prayerful consideration." State Sen. Bill Cowsert, however, has announced that he won't seek the seat.
Dacula's representative in the U.S. House spoke to Clarke County GOP members on Monday night.
U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, whose 10th District includes Dacula and who is running in the 2014 primary for the U.S. Senate, wouldn't support fellow Republican Paul Ryan's budget because its projections were too optimistic. According to a story in the Athens Banner Herald, Broun told the Clarke County GOP this week that debt and out-of-control spending was "an enemy of our nation." Instead, he proposed a balanced budget amendment that has a formula of inflation-plus-population growth for spending increases. The story says Broun also proposes cutting both the corporate tax rate and the capital gains tax. And also eliminating the bloated U.S. Department of Education and the jobs-killing Environmental Protection Agency. You may also be interested in…
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The following area city governments are hiring: City of Lawrenceville — Gas technician I City of Sugar Hill — Customer service representative, gas department City of Winder — customer service cashier and civil engineer City of Monroe — Cable TV technician Athens-Clark County Unified Government — Customer service representative, water business office/public utilities, and facility supervisor, leisure services, Morton Theater City of Jefferson — Camp counselors, swim instructors, lifeguards, field and grounds assistants and scorekeepers
The city is seeking proposals for professional services to update the plan, and expects to involve the community as well.
The city of Dacula is looking to develop a new vision statement and logo as part of an update to its 2030 Comprehensive Plan. A request for proposals for professional services to help update the plan, approved by the City Council on April 4, outlines several goals for the process, including significant community input: The City of Dacula’s Community Goals element needs to be updated to effectively represent the community’s vision and marketing strategy. It is expected that 2-3 visioning workshops will be needed to gain meaningful participation and input from interested persons. Specific interactive discussions will be facilitated to gain input from the community, staff and the Vision Committee, to prepare a new City Vision statement and …
Monday, April 8, 2013
According to the Tax Foundation, the day comes a little earlier in Georgia than for Americans overall.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The new employee will assist with elections, licensing and other administrative tasks.
The City of Dacula will soon have a new employee on the payroll. By a unanimous vote, the Dacula City Council authorized the hiring of an administrative clerk to assist with various duties. "It has come to our attention that we do need some backup in terms of administrative work," said City Administrator Jim Osborn during the April 4 council meeting. The administrative clerk will process licenses, maintain the court docket, assist with elections and perform various accounting duties. Osborn said the ideal candidate will have prior government and accounting experience. The clerk must also be a Gwinnett County resident in order to be certified as an election assistant. The new employee must be able to work well with the public and with …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
City leaders considering option to allow credit and debit card payments.
If you need to pay a bill or fine or permit fee at Dacula City Hall, you currently have two options: cash or check. That may soon change though. Earlier this week, city officials met with Courtware Solutions Inc. to discuss a debit and credit card processing system that would, as Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks joked, eliminate the need to "bring a strongbox with you to come to City Hall." The payment system, according to City Administrator Jim Osborn, would require no contract and the cost -- 2.99 percent of the total amount paid through the system monthly -- would be covered by a transaction fee. "It's really a win-win situation," Osborn said during the March 28 city council work session. "We're not losing any money." The system would cover most …