Loganville OKs sign ordinance amendment

LOGANVILLE - Following several months of discussion and revision, City Council members Thursday gave the thumbs up to a sign ordinance amendment.

City attorney Robin Webb said, "this is a very limited amendment to the sign ordinance."

The change gives sign owners the right to move or, if structural soundness is an issue, reconstruct a sign if the Department of Transportation requires that it be moved.

The amendment will be presented for a second reading and adoption next month.

Councilmen sworn in for new terms

Councilmen Jerry Price, Wendell Geiger and Austin Jones took their oaths of office Thursday night, having won their council seats again in the November election.

Planning and Zoning Board members were also sworn in Thursday. New member Bruce Granoff and returning members Steven Landers and Bill Murphy took their oaths of office.

"This can be a tough and demanding job to do. We appreciate your serving," said Mayor Tim Barron.

City OKs alcoholic beverage ordinance

Following the November vote to OK the sale of liquor by the drink in Loganville, Webb presented a final version of the city ordinance providing for such sale.

Councilman Mark Kiddoo suggested license fees be $500 for a malt beverage license, $500 for a wine license, $100 for beer and wine license and $3500 for a distilled spirit license. "These fees bring us more in line with surrounding cities and Gwinnett County," said Kiddoo.

The ordinance will be presented for a second reading and adoption next month.

Occupational tax ordinance public hearing scheduled for February

City Manager Bill Jones announced Thursday that a pubic hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 regarding the proposed occupational tax ordinance. The hearing will be held in the council chambers on Pecan Street.