Lawrenceville approves policing agreement with Georgia Gwinnett College

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Lawrenceville Council on Monday approved an agreement with Georgia Gwinnett College that will allow college police to enforce city ordinances in the part of the campus that lies in Lawrenceville.

Lawrenceville's Municipal Court will hear these cases. The council made entering into the agreement contingent on review and approval of the agreement by the municipal court judge.

In other business:

· The council tabled rezoning of property at 526 Lyle Circle from residential to general business for a construction company office and vehicle storage building until a called meeting scheduled for March 18.

The Lyle Circle rezoning failed to get the required three votes for passage after Councilman Bob Clark voted against it. Clark wanted to delay the vote until the council adopts an overlay for a corridor linking the city with Georgia Gwinnett College.

Councilman Mike Crow and Councilwoman Marie Beiser voted for the rezoning. Councilman P.K. Martin was absent. City Attorney Tony Powell ruled that Mayor Rex Millsaps is not allowed to cast the third vote until the city's charter is changed.

· Action on a special-use permit for a used auto sales and repair business at 417 Buford Highway was tabled until the council's April 6 meeting.

· Millsaps announced the council would be selecting a contractor for the new police department building at the 3 p.m. March 18 called meeting. A hearing to obtain public input on Phase II of the Heritage Trail has been scheduled for 6 p.m. March 10, the mayor said.

· The council granted the Quinn House an extension on its special-use permit to allow more time for a group home for men to relocate to 555 Hurricane Shoals Road.