Lilburn amends liquor license fees

LILBURN -- The Lilburn City Council approved here Monday night amendments to the city of Lilburn alcoholic beverage license fees.

Amendments eliminating fees charged for additional fixed and/or moveable bars, along with eliminating the fee for wholesale dealers with no location in Lilburn were approved at the regular council meeting.

"This is a housekeeping amendment to update and eliminate some of these fees," Mayor Pro-Tem Scott Batterton said.

In other business, the council:

* Approved fee schedule amendments removing the verbage, "Guaranteed Space for City advertising at no cost," to the "Freestanding Signs" section of the Planning Department Fee Schedule.

* Approved a special-use permit application from Chen Wu Hsiung and Michael Chen to operate an automobile repair shop at 324 Hollyridge Drive, Lilburn with several conditions, including: To plant evergreen trees as buffers; no storage of cars outside of the building; all maintenance to be done inside the building; and no vehicle sales.

* Approved a location on city property for a proposed lease by T-Mobile for a cell tower not to exceed 150 feet in height.

* Announced that ground will be broken for construction of the Indian Creek Trail underpass on Jan. 6.

* Commended Laura O. Moore, founder and CEO of Dream House for Medically Fragile Children, a nonprofit organization that removes these children from institutions.