Tuesday, May 5, 2009
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Gwinnett Daily Post
BUFORD - The Buford City Board of Commissioners approved here Monday night the replacement of the old bleachers on the visitors' side of the old Buford High football stadium.
"This is just the beginning of improvements up there," Chairman Phillip Beard said. "We're going to look at the whole thing. The old bleachers were built back in the 1950s when I was a kid."
In other business, the commission:
· Agreed to submit to the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority an application for federal stimulus funding for the Southside Sewer Plant expansion, which, if approved, would be a $10 million grant to fulfill state requirements;
· Authorized the city manager to enter into an agreement with PBS&J for a value engineering study for the State Route 13 widening project from Sawnee Avenue to State Route 347 using SPLOST proceeds. This will include four-laning Buford Highway into Hall County;
· Approved the Consumer Identity Theft Prevention program for protection of people's identities and documents;
· Agreed to transmit the 2009 to 2019 Solid Waste Management Plan for the City of Buford to the Department of Community Affairs;
· Decided to retire and pay off the gas revenue bonds;
· Approved the funding for summer sports programs;
· Granted a special-use permit to Christian Beiler to operate a day care center at 410 S. Hill St.;
· Granted a special-use permit to Gwinnett Auto Mall to allow a used car dealership at 3547 Buford Drive;
· Allowed David Watson to rebuild transmissions at 70 N. Gwinnett St.;
· Allowed Traffic Jams Motorsports, 1955 Buford Highway, to do wheel and tire installation, along with mechanical electrical system work.