Friday, January 4, 2008
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Gwinnett Daily Post
DACULA - City officials took care of some housekeeping items Thursday night, gearing up for 2008.
Former council member Gene Greeson was given a plaque in appreciation of his years of service to Dacula. Greeson served on the City Council from 1997 to 2007, and he was on the Planning and Zoning Board from 1984 to 1999.
New council member Sue Robinson won Greeson's seat in the November election and was sworn in Thursday night. Councilman Tim Montgomery, re-elected to his council seat, was also sworn in.
Wendell Holcombe was appointed mayor pro tem for 2008.
Planning and Zoning board members were appointed, with each council member and mayor Jimmy Wilbanks each naming one person to serve.
2030 groundwork begun
Wilbanks and each council member appointed two individuals each to the city's 2030 Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee.
Each pair of appointees consists of one member of the business community and one city resident.
"We'll hear what folks want to have happen and what can actually happen, and the steering committee will direct that (input)," said Wilbanks.
City Administrator Jim Osborne said Thursday that city staff will meet with BRPH, the consulting firm hired by the city to formulate the comprehensive plan, next Thursday. The steering committee will meet for the first time in late January.
"Once a public participation plan is established, it will go before the mayor and council for approval, then to the ARC (Atlanta Regional Commission) and DCA (Department of Community Affairs) for approval," Osborne said.