Community News

FREE Citizenship Clinic

Are you a lawful permanent citizen?  Become a citizen and exercise your rights.

November 2nd or December 7th at 6:00 p.m. Norcross Human Services Center

Appointments required – Call 404-890-5655

JTHOA Holiday Dinner

Come join your neighbors for great food and fellowship!

November 13th at 7:00 p.m. Christ the Lord Lutheran Church

Spooktacular On The Square

October 27th – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Lawrenceville will host an evening of thrill and adventure! Trick-or-treating throughout the Downtown Square, restaurants featuring spooktacular drink specials, family-friendly games, kids activities and much more!

Homeowner’s Meeting

Please join us at the next JTHOA meeting on December 18th at 7:30pm. (Holiday dinner will replace the November meeting).
Location: Christ the Lord Lutheran Church on Hwy 120.Please come to ask questions and voice your concerns!  This is YOUR community!
We would love to have a good turnout, so please come!!

For more information on our neighborhood, please visit our website JTHOA.com or our Facebook page Jackson Township Homeowners Association.

School Bus Safety Video

Gwinnett County Police Department School Bus Traffic Law Safety Video

The following video was created by the Gwinnett County Police Department in conjunction with Gwinnett County Communications.  The objective of the video is to educate the motoring public on the state law regarding when to stop for a school bus loading and unloading children.

To a parent, there is nothing more important than our children.  To keep our children as safe as possible, it is important that the public understand the laws in place to keep them safe when getting on and off the bus. 

As the new school year approaches, expect to see Gwinnett County Police officers enforcing OCGA 40-6-163.

Please use the following link to view the video: https://vimeo.com/176161833/2136ca8583

FOG (Fats, Oils & Grease) Prevention Program

What do bacon, ice cream, and peanut butter all have in common? They are more than just tasty treats. They are also sources of fats, oil, and grease, also known as FOG. While fats, oil, and grease add extra flavor to your food, pouring FOG down the drain can leave a real mess in Gwinnett County’s sewer collection system.

FOG creates clogs that can back up sewage into your street, yard, or home and can even send it spilling into a neighborhood stream! Think of it this way––if it can clog arteries in the body, then it will probably clog the sewer pipe. Fortunately, clearing up FOG is as easy as doing a few simple things around the kitchen.

Check out Gwinnett County’s FOG Prevention Program @ www.unclogthefog.com

Your 2017 JTHOA Board Members

The Jackson’s Township Homeowner’s Association would like to welcome our new Board Members:

Robert Dailey – President

Darlene Thompson – Vice President

Hans Pottinger – Treasurer

Mary Boone – Secretary

Angela McLellan – Board Member at Large

Randall Winn – Board Member at Large

Thank you for your service to our community!

Registration Ordinance Success

Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners adopted a new vacant or foreclosed real property registration ordinance. The stated purpose of the ordinance is to “protect neighborhoods and Gwinnett County from deterioration and blight that can be caused by the lack of maintenance of vacant buildings or structures.”

The ordinance defines a vacant structure as real property that has not been lawfully inhabited for at least 60 days and has no evidence of utility usage within the past 60 days, or real property that is partially constructed or incomplete without a valid building permit. Property owners are required to register a property as vacant within 14 days of the property meeting the definition of a vacant real property.

In the case of foreclosed properties, owners have until 90 days after the transfer date to register. However, the registration requirement is waived for deed holders who provide the county with required information within 60 days. Foreclosed property is defined as improved real property held pursuant to a judicial or non-judicial foreclosure. The cost to register a property is $100. Property owners who fail to comply with the provisions of the ordinance can be fined up to $1,000.

The results of the program, Bryan Lacky, director of Gwinnett County’s Planning and Development department said, have been positive.

“I think it has been a success because it’s allowed us to find the responsible party,” he said. “We’re not looking to fine people — that’s not our goal — our goal is to get compliance.”

Addressing issues such as broken windows, uncut grass, downed trees and other property maintenance items result in more attractive properties which are easier to sell, Lackey explained. Getting those properties sold also helps maintain values throughout the affected neighborhoods.

From January 2013 through Oct. 15 of this year, 1,664 vacant structures and 351 foreclosed homes have been registered with the county. The number of registrations, Lackey said, have continued to fall as the economy improves.