Norcross News -October 2018

Norcross News Covering No cross, Peachtree Corners & Duluth • LOCAL, POSITIVE COMMUNITY NEWS H ometown n ews A tlAntA Volume 28, No. 10 • OCTOBER 2018 PRICELESS ISSUE! Gwinnett Proceeds with Norcross to Lilburn Trail County Commissioners have approved measures to advance multi-use connecting trail for two of Gwinnett’s important, growing cities. ( ) Building on the Safe Routes to School trail project on Beaver Ruin Road, the Norcross to Lilburn Trail idea has always had the goal to extend the system of alternative transportation paths—for cycling, running and walking— primarily along Indian Trail Road. The network of trails got a boost in late August when Gwinnett entered an agree- ment with GDOT for preliminary engineering to extend the pathway up Hillcrest Road and Oakbrook Parkway. That includes additional federal funding of $251,885 with county matching funds of $62,971. Engineering costs for additional design of the trail will increase $314,856 as the result of the extension for a total of $670,789. But GDOT is covering 80% with local 2017 SPLOST (special purpose local options sales taxes) funds to meet the balance. Gwinnett also approved an agreement with GDOT to use $1.24 million in federal funds for right of way acquisition. All of these measures amount to a good deal for the county. Continued on page 4 Gwinnett Bicentennial Website is best in U.S. Try it! Roam this site and learn about the county’s 2-century past through the present. Colorful Gwinnett 200 logo is evocative of a kaleidoscope of changing times. (Gwinnett County) It’s a heady feeling when you’re Number One and Gwinnett County reached that lofty perch this past sum- mer. The National Association of County Information Officers in Nashville, TN back in July judged the Gwin- nett Bicentennial (1818-2018) website Best of Show out of 249 entries in a nationwide awards competition. This year marks number 200 in the history of Gwinnett and it peaked at a perfect time, with a remarkable web- site devoted to a yearlong celebration of the county’s Bicentennial. The Gwinnett 200 website succeeds on multiple levels. Functionally it’s a clearinghouse for themed events at libraries, museums, cities and many other venues throughout the county during the Bicentennial year of 2018 which this autumn is ending its last season. Continued on page 4