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GWINNETT COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ROUNDUP
Police to get Mobile Command Vehicle, glass recycling expands, transportation vouchers for Gwinnet’s vulnerable
(Lawrenceville, Ga., May 05, 2023) – The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday acted on several new initiatives. Here are a few highlights:
Gwinnett Police’s new Mobile Command Vehicle will hit the road soon
Gwinnett Police will purchase a Mobile Command Vehicle to provide a safe and centralized location for staff responding to critical incidents. The vehicle will provide a collaborative space during searches for missing persons, homicide investigations and responses to natural disasters. The Mobile Command Vehicle includes a tethered drone, mobile hotspots, multiple workstations, mobile video warrant system, body worn camera docking stations, printers and a restroom. The mobile command vehicle will be purchased from Ten-8 Fire and Safety, LLC for $1,668,824 and will be delivered to police in 2025.
Get your recyclables ready, 10 new sites are coming to Gwinnett County
Residents will now have access to more glass recycling sites across the County, bringing the total number of locations to 13. The Department of Natural Resources, Georgia Environmental Protection Division announced the availability of Recycling, Waste Reduction, and Diversion Grants as part of the Solid Waste Trust Fund Grant Program last summer. The grant program provides financial support to projects in Georgia that reduce solid waste, recover valuable materials, support manufacturing and encourage innovation. The Department of Natural Resources will help fund a portion of the new sites in Gwinnett at a cost of $171,110 with a county match of $135,000.
Currently, there are three glass recycling sites at the OneStop in Norcross, Pickneyville Park in Peachtree Corners and E. E. Robinson Park in Sugar Hill.
“GET IN GEAR” with transportation vouchers for Gwinnett residents
The Atlanta Regional Commission will continue to provide transportation vouchers to Gwinnett’s vulnerable, aging and disabled population.
The renewal of the Get in Gear contract with health and human services means Gwinnett residents will still be able to get to their doctor’s appointments or places like the grocery store. There are no restrictions on the types of trips clients can request. Gwinnett projects Get In Gear will help residents take more than 9,800 one-way trips. The grant agreement is $363,384 with a county match of $72,676. For more information, a care manager can be reached at (678) 377-4150.