Gwinnett County Property Tax Event

The Gwinnett County Tax Commissioner and Assessor will be hosting an event in Duluth to help residents lower their property taxes. The Event is open to the public and free

but pre-registration is recommended as seats are limited. Appetizers will be served.

The event is February 20th at 5:30 and located at Uncle Jacks Meat House, 6590 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30096

Anyone that pre-registers via the link will also be entered to win a Gift Card at the event. (must be present to win)

Homeowners please pre-register here

2018 January NDHOA Board of Directors Meeting

The next board meeting will be January 16th at 7 PM at the Bunten Park Community Building. Board meetings are open to all homeowners.

Announcement: Residents are invited to meet Duluth City Council Representative Kirk Carden at our February 20th meeting.  Mr. Carden is a member of the Duluth Urban Redevelopment Authority, the Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Citizen’s Budget Review Advisory Committee.  He is interested in meeting with Norman Downes citizens to hear their concerns firsthand and answer questions.

Board Members:  Cheryl Smith, Susan Porteous, Sam Carr, Robert Clark, Kim Partridge, Sheryl Croy, Susan VanLanen, Susan Welch, Thomas Elam

Board Member Challenge: Arrive at the meeting with 3-5 written goals to accomplish for the 2018 year in Norman Downes and decide which committee(s) you would be willing to chair.


  • Welcome and Call to Order – Cheryl  Smith
  • Secretaries Report
  • Treasurers Report – Susan Porteous
  • Norman Dam Report – Sam Carr
  • (Other Committee Reports will be waived until the February 20th meeting to allow time for goal setting unless there is urgent business.)
  • Old Business
    • Caution sign for the common lake access area (no swimming/heavy silt accumulation)
  • New Business
    • 2018 Goal Setting
    • Election 2018 Board Officers
    • Appointment of 2018 Committee Chairs 
      • 2 chairs suggested – Communications/Web/Newsletter/ Community Activities Liasion
      • 2- chairs suggested – Dam/ General  Maintenance
      • 2- chairs suggested – Landscape/Entrances
      • 1- chair suggested – Lake Access
      • 2- chairs suggested – Pool
      • 1- chair suggested – Tennis
    • Adopt A Stream Program Promotion –  waived until the February 20th Meeting
  •  Open Floor – Visitor comments and questions.
  •  Adjournment

2017 Toys for Tots – Duluth Police Department

City of Duluth Police Department

Buford Hwy, Duluth, GA 30096 (770) 476-4151

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The City of Duluth is proud to announce that we have been selected as a drop off for Toys for Tots. We have Five drop off locations for Toys for Tots this year. If you are able to donate a toy please drop the new unwrapped toy/toys off at one of the following locations no later than December 18th, 2017. The City of Duluth would like to thank you in advance for your support and generosity for Toys for Tots.

The locations are as follows;

The Duluth Police Department – 3276 Buford Hwy, Duluth, Ga. 30096

City Hall – 3167 Main Street, Duluth, Ga. 30096

Bunten Road Park – 3180 Bunten Road, Duluth, Ga. 30096

W.P. Jones Park – 3770 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, Ga. 30096

Duluth Public Works – 2450 Chattahoochee Drive, Duluth, Ga. 30096


Contact Coordinator

Sgt. Steve Daniels


2017 November NDHOA Board of Directors Meeting

The next board meeting will be November 21st at 7 PM at the Bunten Park Community Building. Board meetings are open to all homeowners.

2017 November NDHA Meeting Agenda

Duluth N.O.W Public Open House

The City of Duluth and Atlanta Regional Commission are thrilled to invite you and your neighbors to the Duluth N.O.W (Neighborhood Outreach Work) Public Open House at the time and location below.

Where: Duluth Festival Center, 3142 Hill St NW, Duluth, GA 30096
When: Thursday, October 26 from 5:00 – 8:00pm (you may attend for as little or as long as you would like).

This Open House is intended to give residents in Duluth an opportunity to provide feedback on issues they face in their neighborhoods. Whether you are concerned about traffic and speeding, blight, home vacancy rates, code enforcement or you just want to stop by for a few minutes to say hey, we encourage you to come by this Thursday evening.

For more information, please email or call Bill Aiken, Planning and Development Director at or 770.476.1790.

2017 October NDHOA Board of Directors Meeting

The next board meeting will be October 17th at 7 PM at the Bunten Park Community Building. Board meetings are open to all homeowners.

2017 October NDHA Meeting Agenda)

2017 Volunteers For Stream Clean-Up

The City of Duluth will help a limited number of volunteers clean our Norman Downes stream between Lake Norman and the Publix Shopping Center.

Please help us by signing up to volunteer for the clean-up here.

The event will be November 11th from 9 AM to noon. Volunteers will meet at the tennis courts.

2017 Fall Normans News

FINAL_Norman News FALL 2017

2017 September NDHOA Board of Directors Meeting

The next board meeting will be September 19th at 7 PM at the Bunten Park Community Building. Board meetings are open to all homeowners.

2017-09 NDHA Meeting Agenda

Recent Car Break-Ins

This was posted on by Master Patrol Officer, Ted Sadowski of the Duluth Police Department. We have been given permission to reproduce this here.

To All-

To be transparent with all of our citizens. We have had a rash of car break-ins yesterday.

See below:

  • Norman Downes subdivision – 13 reported car break-ins wth two firearms taken from vehicles.
  • Peachtree Walk subdivision – 9 reported car break-ins with one firearm taken from the vehicle.
  • Carriage Gate subdivision – 4 vehicles reported car break-ins.

Majority of these were all UNLOCKED. The ones that weren’t, had valuables visible for the suspect to see then got into the vehicle.

The Duluth Police Department strives to reduce crime by being visible and confronting any suspicious persons that might be up to criminal activity. However, we require the community to help with reducing crime as well by seeing anyone suspicious and calling that person in to have them investigated. Unfortunately, we receive a lot of feedback by the community after a crime occurred with them seeing a person or vehicle in their neighborhood, yet failed to call us when they saw the person/vehicle.

Just to give you some numbers. We have about 30,000 residents inside the City of Duluth and of those only 3,500 residents on Nextdoor. We have about 8 officers on each shift patrolling the entire city at one time. That means the community has more eyes on the City than the officers on the shift. With that being said, we don’t expect you to go around policing the neighborhood but when you see something out of the ordinary, please call us.

Our officers respond to every call that is generated-from shoplifting to a child not willing to go to school. With a majority of these calls, officers go with another officer or more, depending on the potential of injury, etc. This means that now, there are even less eyes inside your community, while we are dealing with whatever call we are on.

We have received some complaints wondering how these crimes can be committed and not having an officer catch them. Again, we catch some criminals in the act by patrolling but mainly we catch criminals with the help of the community by calling us and investigating.

Timing-it only takes a split second to check a door handle and when it’s unlocked, only a few seconds to take the items and run. So to have an officer catch them in the act, will be by pure luck. Again, we need the community to call us, if you see anyone looking around vehicles, homes, or anything that might be suspicious.


I handle all the crime stats within the City of Duluth and to be honest, majority (about 90-95%) of car break-ins are all UNLOCKED. Criminals will check a door handle and if UNLOCKED will rummage through the car looking for anything valuable. If LOCKED, the suspect will more than likely move on looking for an UNLOCKED vehicle. The times a suspect will shatter your window is when a purse, laptop, wallet, gun, or anything valuable is visible.

Again, the City of Duluth Police Department is strict with enforcement of ALL crimes within the city. We do get crime, less than most cities but we need the communities help on crime reduction as well.

If anyone has questions, please email me directly at CRIMESTATS@nullDULUTHPD.COM.

Please call us at (770) 476-4151 to report anything suspicious.

Thank you!