City Council to seek input on using public buildings

GRAYSON - The Grayson City Council will be seeking input from its city attorneys to help them in deciding policies for using city public buildings.

At its regular meeting Monday night, the council decided to ask city attorneys Lee Thompson and Frank Hartley of Thompson and Sweeney in Lawrenceville to give it a memorandum by the November meeting concerning what kind of activities or meetings should be allowed in the City Hall building and adjacent Senior Center.

At present, facilities have been used for council meetings, senior, school and other civic activities. Councilperson Tammy Shumate suggested that non-city residents should have to pay to use the buildings.

When these policies are developed, they will be posted on the city's Web site, according to Mayor Jim Hinkle.

The council also approved a request from Michael Long to develop 2.4 acres at 2580 Ga. Highway 20 (across from Moon Road) as a dental and professional office building. Office hours allowed at the facility will be 7 a.m. to midnight instead of the 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. listed for this C-2 (commercial) zoning.

In other business, the council:

· Was informed that the city was awarded the Gwinnett Soil and Water Conservation District Exceptional Achievement Award for maintaining erosion control in the city limits.

· Heard a proclamation naming November as Family Month in Grayson.

· Was led in the pledge of allegiance by Mayor Jerry Oberholtzer of Snellville. Oberholtzer had lost a friendly wager with Mayor Hinkle concerning who would win games between Grayson, Dacula and Snellville (Brookwood, South Gwinnett) football teams.