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Grayson extends moratorium on certain homes

GRAYSON - For the second time this year, the Grayson City Council extended its moratorium on residential developments of R-4 designation, which includes single-family residences of brick, stone, stucco, etc., within the city.

According to Mayor Pro-Tem Tammy Shumate, the city is looking to propose some new zoning regulations to allow some mixed-use areas. This latest moratorium will extend through June 1, but the council will take up the issue at a work session at 5:30 p.m. May 14.

In other business:

•The council approved the requirement of a traffic impact study for future development in the city. This will give the city some guidelines to follow when such a study is needed. The ordinance, which includes traffic, utilities and drainage, allows a study to be done at the time of zoning based on the site itself.

•The council also pledged $1,000 per year to Partnership Gwinnett for five years as part of the countywide program, which involves Gwinnett County government and the municipalities in the county to promote the county. The Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the program, which bases fees on the 2000 Census.

•Parsons-Brinkerhoff was tapped by the council as consultant contractor for the 2030 Comprehensive Plan.

•Outdoor movies will be back at Grayson Park this year with the following movies selected: "Happy Feet," "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "Elf."