Lilburn sets chipper rules

LILBURN - Lilburn's Chipper Service Program has become so popular that the City Council had to approve a policy for pickup requirements Monday night.

Several requirements were set for residents requesting use of the chipper, including limiting the length and width of logs, branches, and limbs to be mulched. Also, stumps cannot be picked up. Other debris must still be picked up by a garbage service.

The Council also approved two new appointments to city commissions: Jack Bolton, former Lilburn mayor, was named to the City Merit Board, and Helen Morris was tapped for the Board of Adjustments.

In other business, the council:

· Amended its alcohol ordinance to expand its state background checks to include nationwide criminal history checks for alcohol license applicants.

· Approved a mid-year budget amendment for fiscal year 2007-08.

· Adopted an amendment regarding damage to city property to include the prohibition of graffiti and the taking of artifacts from the area.

· Authorized the execution of an agreement with HDR Engineering in an amount not to exceed $24,000 for boundary survey work for the Jackson Creek Extension of the Camp Creek Greenway.

· Voted to execute the professional services agreement in an amount not exceeding $80,000 for the Redevelopment Tax Allocation District Plan development based on the successful City Redevelopment Powers Referendum passed last year by voters.

· Adopted a city logo use policy for proposed licensees, setting an application fee of $25.

· Annexed four lots totaling 2.78 acres along Lake Front Drive into the city.