The city of Lawrenceville is switching to a four-day sanitation pickup schedule.

Lawrenceville City Council seeking candidates for open seat

The Lawrenceville City Council will fill an open seat at its Feb. 4 meeting. But, first, the body wants to see some candidates.

Councilman Tony Powell resigned at the first council meeting of 2019 in order to fulfill a campaign promise to serve only eight years in the position. His term has 11 months remaining, so the council must choose a replacement. 

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Those interested should send a letter to the city clerk’s office by 5 p.m. Jan. 24. That letter should include a brief biography, contact information and a description of their past involvement in city government. Candidates should also verify that they have been a registered voter and lived in Lawrenceville for at least a year. Letters can be sent via mail to Karen Pierce, City Clerk, City of Lawrenceville P.O. Box 2200 Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046. They can also be emailed to

The chosen candidate will be announced at the Feb. 4 council meeting. The new member’s first official meeting will be at the Feb. 16 work session.

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