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Lilburn amends liquor law

LILBURN - The Lilburn City Council voted Monday to amend its Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance to allow for the sale and consumption of alcohol at special nonprofit events, as submitted by the Alcohol Review Board.

However, Councilman Tim Dunn said there will still be strict regulations regarding the liquor laws.

In a related matter, the board approved the application from Dream House for Medically Fragile Children for the sale and consumption of alcohol during the Music on Main event.

Signage in the city limits of Lilburn will be taking on a new look soon, as the Lilburn City Council decided to change its sign ordinance, reflecting a need to replace older signs with monument-type signs consistent with Gwinnett County.

"We're not trying to penalize city business owners," Dunn said. "The existing signs will only be moved back until city projects are finished."

Such projects include street widening, sidewalk construction and easements. The older signs will be replaced by monument ones, the size of which depends on the setback of the property.

In other business, the Lilburn Council:

· Decided to participate in the North Georgia Fuel Co-Operative for the purchase of city fuel beginning on Aug. 31.

· Rejected the bids for the Greenway Trail/Phase II (Main Street to Killian Hill Road) project, and agreed to rebid.

· Ordered the development of a procedure for Lilburn police officers who work secondary jobs using city vehicles to reimburse the city at a rate of $2 per hour.

Mayor Diana Preston presented Lilburn resident and WSB-TV Meteorologist David Chandley with the key to the city. Chandley won three Emmy awards as the region's top weatherman, and was designated a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist in 2008.

Councilman Dunn also was recognized for his completion of the Robert E. Knox Jr., Municipal Leadership Institute on April 4.