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Citizen Police Academy begins March 3

The Gwinnett County Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy is accepting applications for its next session, which will begin March 3, 2015. Residents will receive training on topics including animal welfare and enforcement, crime scene investigations, criminal investigations, firearms, SWAT, traffic enforcement, vehicle pullovers, and more. If you are interested in participating, visit www.gwinnettcpa.com to get an application. Applications must be received by Friday, February 13. 

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Take action; test your home for radon!

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated January as National Radon Action Month.  Radon is a radioactive gas that is invisible, tasteless, and odorless. It occurs naturally throughout the world as a result of the normal decay of traces of uranium existing within the earth’s crust. Once produced, radon migrates to the earth’s surface through rock, soil, and water. Radon further decomposes and releases low-dose radiation once it moves into the atmosphere. The particles may attach to dust and be inhaled if the gas migrates into a structure.

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Commissioners adopt annual budget

On Tuesday, January 6, 2015, the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners adopted a $1.42 billion budget for fiscal year 2015. The balanced budget holds the line on property tax rates and is based on a small amount of growth in the tax digest.

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Constitutional officers announce statewide scholarship

The Constitutional Officers of Gwinnett County, Sheriff Butch Conway, Clerk of Courts Richard Alexander, Probate Judge Christopher Ballar and Tax Commissioner Richard Steele, in partnership with the Constitutional Officers Association of Georgia, are pleased to announce a scholarship contest for Georgia high school seniors and current college undergraduates.

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Extension hosts annual plant sale

The Gwinnett Extension is offering varieties of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, figs, apples, pomegranate, native azaleas, and other landscape plants as part of its annual sale.  Orders will be taken January 2 through March 11, 2015. Visit www.gwinnettextension.com or call 678.377.4010 to request an order form.

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