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Volunteers Needed at County’s America Recycles Day Event

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Help Gwinnett County maintain a sustainable environment by volunteering at the annual America Recycles Day event Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9am to 12pm at Coolray Field.

Gwinnett residents are invited to recycle paper, paint, electronics, tires, clothing, sneakers and ink/toner cartridges. Volunteers ages 14 and up are needed to unload vehicles, break down boxes, distribute recycling information and support other America Recycles Day activities.

The event is rain or shine. Volunteers should register at www.VolunteerGwinnett.net.

For more information, please contact Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful at (770) 822-5187 or email gwinnettcb@gwinnettcb.org.

Coolray Field is located at 2500 Buford Drive in Lawrenceville.

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Peachtree Corners Receives Residents to see 15% Savings on Flood Insurance

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On September 13, the City of Peachtree Corners received a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that they have received an increase to Class 7 rating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS).

The increase in rating from the City’s prior rating of Class 8, will mean that residents will see a 15% discount on their flood insurance premiums.  This 15% discount will be 5% more than the prior discount they received for the Class 8 rating. 

A portion of the letter reads as follows:

“Congratulations! The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has determined that the City of Peachtree Corners will increase to a Class 7 in the NFIP CRS. The floodplain management activities implemented by your community qualify it for a 15 percent discount on flood insurance premiums for most NFIP policies issued or renewed on or after April 1, 2023. This savings is a tangible result of the flood mitigation activities your community implements to protect lives and reduce property damage.”

In CRS communities, flood insurance premium rates are discounted to reflect the reduced flood risk resulting from the community’s efforts that address the three goals of the program:

  1. Reduce and avoid flood damage to insurable property
  2. Strengthen and support the insurance aspects of the National Flood Insurance Program
  3. Foster comprehensive floodplain management

“I commend you on your community actions and your determination to lead your community to be more disaster-resistant,” said Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration CRS Coordinator William Lesser. “This commitment enhances public safety, property protection, and protects the natural functions of floodplains, and reduces flood insurance premiums.”

Ratings are determined through the completion of activities that fall under the following categories:

  • Assessing any community flooding issues
  • Development/Maintenance of Mapping and flood data
  • Managing new development to minimize future damage
  • Developing a floodplain management plan for your community
  • Reducing flood losses to existing
  • Improving emergency preparedness and response
  • Implementing public information activities

The CRS program is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management practices that exceed the minimum requirements of the NFIP. Currently, over 1,500 communities participate nationwide.

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Light up the Corners [Video]

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Light up the Corners

Here’s a chance to experience LIGHT UP The Corners again through our short video, created for Peachtree Corners Magazine by George Hunter (Rannulf.Media). The Forum Peachtree Corners was a great supporter of the event that raised funds for Robert D. Fowler Family YMCA located in the City of Peachtree Corners, Georgia

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Interested in Gwinnett History?

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Gwinnett: A Little Above Atlanta,

Gwinnett: A Little Above Atlanta is available as an ebook on Amazon and Barnes and Noble

Now re-printed in its third edition, Gwinnett: A Little Above Atlanta, the award-winning history of Gwinnett County, is once again available for purchase. It had sold out of its first two printings. The book won the 2010 Award of Excellence in Documenting Georgia History from the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board. The book is available at Liberty Books, on the Historic Courthouse Square, in Lawrenceville. The hardback is also available at Old Town Antiques in Lilburn.

This modern Gwinnett history book was first published in 2008, with a second edition printed in 2011. The book concentrates on the growth of Gwinnett County since 1950, though a short section of the book highlights the county’s earlier history. Included in the book are 143 tables with lists of officials holding offices in Gwinnett and its cities, plus extensive demographic information about the county. Two previous histories of Gwinnett by J.C. Flanagan took the history of Gwinnett up until 1950.

The history of Gwinnett is also available as an e-book from Amazon or Barnes and Noble for $9.95.

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