Thursday, May 26, 2011
Estimated cost to repair system is $6,100.
Next week, the Dacula City Council will decide whether to move forward with repairs to the city’s aging tornado warning siren. Council members discussed several options during the May 26 work session including repairs, replacement and promoting the use of weather radios. Repairs to the existing Whelan system are expected to cost approximately $6,100. According to city administrator Jim Osborn, the repairs would take one day and would be handled by the nearest authorized service repair company which is based in Anniston, Ala. Osborn said it would cost $15,000 to fully modernize and replace the system. The cost for both the repairs or replacement would be taken from reserve funds. Though the city can apply for a grant from the Georgia …
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Ford Interceptor replaces aging Chevrolet Impala.
Last month, the Dacula City Council approved the purchase of a 2011 Ford Interceptor for the Dacula City Marshal’s Office. Dacula Patch visited with Marshal Steve Cline to take a look at the new patrol car.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Former GCPD major returned to law enforcement after brief retirement.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Kristi Reed
Monday, January 24, 2011
After 30 years in law enforcement, Steve Cline found retirement did not suit him. “You can only do so much painting and tiling,” he said. So, just a few months after retiring from the Gwinnett County Police Department, Cline returned to policing as a Dacula City Marshal. “It’s certainly not as intense as what it was before,” he said. “But it is something that I love.” Cline began his law enforcement career in 1978 as an officer with the Athens Police Department. After a couple of years, he decided it was time to pursue a better opportunity. “At that time, the place to go was Gwinnett County,” he said. Cline moved his family to Gwinnett and joined GCPD in 1980. Twenty-eight years later, he retired as a major. His last posting was as the …
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Judge issues bench warrant after defendant fails to appear in Dacula Municipal Court.
A Dacula man charged with operating an illegal business out of his home is now facing jail time after failing to show for his Jan. 18 court date. Clifford Triplett was scheduled to appear in the City of Dacula Municipal Court to answer charges he had violated city ordinance by operating a pallet construction business out of his home. Dacula Municipal Court Judge Bill Brodgon issued the warrant with a $500 bond. In issuing the warrant, Brogdon said it is important people comply with city ordinances when operating a business. Two traffic violation cases were also on Tuesday night’s docket. Blake Lancaster was due in court to answer charges he failed to obey a traffic control device by making a turn prohibited by signage. Lancaster was not …