Friday, December 5, 2008
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DACULA - City officials voted Thursday night to adopt an irrigation ordinance reflecting guidelines set forth in Georgia House Bill 1277 promoting water conservation measures.
The city ordinance mandates, among other requirements, rain and freeze shutoffs be installed on systems installed after Jan. 1. On systems installed before Jan. 1, rain and freeze shutoffs must be installed upon repair or replacement of those systems.
For first-time offenses, violators will receive a notice to comply. A second offense will result in a citation and a possible $100 fine. A third offense will bring a possible $300 fine, and a fourth will result in a summons to appear before a judge in Dacula Municipal Court.
In other action, City Council members voted to pass a $282,000 budget for city operation in 2009. The budget includes $50,000 for augmentation of the city marshal's office.
The January council meeting has been rescheduled to Jan. 8, as the regular meeting date would fall on New Year's Day.