Thursday, February 9, 2012
Chief Superior Court Judge David Barrett of the Enotah Judicial Circuit signed a consent order Feb. 8 approving the settlement.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The service delivery dispute between Gwinnett County and its cities has officially ended. On Feb. 7, the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners and 15 Gwinnett cities approved a proposed settlement to the Service Delivery Strategy (SDS) lawsuit. On Feb. 8, Chief Superior Court Judge David Barrett of the Enotah Judicial Circuit signed a consent order approving the settlement. As part of the settlement, four new service districts will be implemented in 2013 for fire and emergency medical services, police services, Loganville Emergency Medical Services and planning, development, zoning and code enforcement services. Gwinnett County will provide services only to cities that elect to participate in the special service district for each service…
Friday, February 3, 2012
Loganville calls a meeting for Tuesday. The agenda for the Gwinnett BOC work session Tuesday makes no mention of SDS.
Updated Feb. 4, 2012 The multi-year Service Delivery Strategy (SDS) dispute between Gwinnett County and several cities in the Gwinnett Muncipal Association (GwMA) appears to be near an end. Loganville City officials have scheduled a meeting for Tuesday, according to a legal notice in the Walton Tribune. Also, Suwanee expects to meet Tuesday on the matter. The legal notice in the Walton Tribune read: "The City of Loganville, Mayor and Council, will have a Called County meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 at 6 p.m. at City Hall. The purpose of this meeting is to approve the final SDS Agreement with Gwinnett County. All interested parties are invited to attend." According to Loganville officials, the county is expected to meet at 5 p.m. to …
Monday, September 26, 2011
Issued Friday, the order is now being reviewed by county and Gwinnett Municipal Association officials.
Updated 5:45 p.m., Sept. 26, 2011 The lengthy Service Delivery Strategy dispute between Gwinnett County and the cities in the Gwinnett Municipal Association has been resolved, apparently in favor of the cities. The GwMA is reviewing the judge's 58-page ruling that was issued Friday, Sept. 23, and will release details later. However, an initial review of Judge David Barrett's order appears to favor the cities, saying that the county can't tax residents whose cities decide not to accept and jointly fund an SDS service. "The County is without authority to levy taxes, assessments or fees on municipal residents, individuals, or property owners whose municipality decides not to accept and jointly-fund a SDS Service," Barrett's order read. Also, …