Archive for September, 2010

Duluth To Vote October 11 On Open Containers

The City Council of Duluth tweaked pending alcohol legislation to allow festival goers to stroll throughout the downtown district with a drink in hand during city-sanctioned events and festivals.  If approved, patrons will be able to buy beer and wine at licensed restaurants and carry their drinks inside other businesses and on public streets and rights of way in the historic district during special events.

The City Council is scheduled to vote on the legislation on October 11.


Contractor Selected For Jekyll Island

Yesterday, Jekyll Island Authority awarded Kennesaw-based Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC the contract to build the 129,000-square-feet convention center along with the adjacent beach village’s public plaza, village green, parks and roads.

Brasfield & Gorrie secured the contract with a bid of $30.6 million, which was 16% less than the island’s governing authority budgeted for project completion.  Construction is scheduled to begin in October and wrap up by early 2012.

Cabbagegate . . .

DeKalb County is suing Steve Miller from Clarkeston for growing too many vegetables on his 2-acres on Cimarron Drive.  The County seeks more than $5,000 in fines for code violations for growing too many crops for the zoning and having unpermitted employees on site.  Mr. Miller successfully rezoned his property to allow him to continue his fifteen year local farming, but the County wants its money and will face off with Mr. Miller later this month in Court.

Mr. Miller plans to fight the County and his neighbors have rallied around him.

“When he moved here and I found out what he was doing I said, ‘Steve, you’re the best thing that ever happened to Cimarron Drive. And I still say that,” said neighbor Britt Fayssoux.

Seven Tips to Challenge Your Property Tax Assessment

Seven great tips from for challenging your property assessments.

The attorneys of Williams Teusink Larsen can help you evaluate and challenge your property tax assessment.