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Lilburn OKs deal for street resurfacing

LILBURN - In an effort to stay ahead of fixing potholes and doing other street repairs, the Lilburn City Council on Monday authorized Mayor Jack Bolton to execute a contract with Atlanta Paving Co. for this year's street resurfacing and milling program.

The contract to the paving company calls for funds not to exceed $212,910.87. This money comes from the state, and roads to be resurfaced are those deemed in worst shape by city staff.

Part of the project includes milling, which involves removing layers of the street before putting on the new material.

In other business, the council heard a briefing from Councilman Scott Batterton on the city's participation in the new Gwinnett County Storm Water Utility Council.

This participation includes five projects with funding of $170,000 to $200,000. Fees for these projects come from businesses, churches and homeowners based on a structure's square footage.

The council also:

• Held a public hearing on the city's annual budget for fiscal year 2007-08 and the sales tax capital improvement fund budget.

• Granted a special-use permit to the owner of 4320 Business Park Court to operate an automotive repair shop for his on-site commercial fleet vehicle maintenance business. The owner is limited to 10 cars being repaired at one time.

• Approved a rezoning for the property owner at 732 Harbins Road to operate a small mixed office and retail shopping area on 1.34 acres.

• Tabled the special-use permit for the Statewide Wrecker Service owner, 4415 Lilburn Industrial Way, for improvements on the property until the July council meeting.

• Approved architectural renderings of building elevations, associated materials and landscape plans recommended by the city planner and the Lawrenceville Highway Corridor Overlay District ordinance.

• Bolton announced construction of the greenspace hiking and walking trails will break ground May 23. Also, Lillie Clark, a kindergarten student at Providence Christian School, presented to Bolton her framed artwork that was the winner of the children's art show in Lilburn. Her artwork will be displayed in the Lilburn Art Exhibition Hall.