Monday, April 12, 2010
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LILBURN A summer farmers' market within the city limits came one step closer to reality Monday night thanks to a vote by the City Council.
The council voted to approve the temporary closing of Railroad Avenue from Main Street to Lula Street on consecutive Fridays beginning June 4 for the purpose of operating a farmers' market in front of the city tennis courts.
"We're looking at several activities to make our downtown more alive," said Mayor Pro-Tem Johnny Crist during the meeting. There will be 10 fresh produce vendors on site for the 10-week market which will end on Aug. 27. Hours are from 4 to 8 p.m.
In other business, the Council:
Appointed Norman Nash as a representative to the Lilburn Community Improvement District Board.
Tabled an ordinance for Precious metals and gems, which, if approved, would coordinate with Gwinnett County's ordinance for tracking and enforcement of these items at pawn shops and gem dealers.
Tabled voting on establishing reservation fees for using the city tennis courts pending additional input. The fees being proposed are as follows: $350 per season for Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association (plus $30 if 30 percent or more team members reside outside the city); and $50 per home match for adult United States Tennis Association leagues (senior or junior teams, $30.) Individual fees haven't been enumerated.
"We want to make the fees fair for everybody," Crist said.
Approved the annexation of property at 132 Luxomni Road per request of owner Steward Scruggs.
Approved the easement allowing Gwinnett County to connect to the sewer for service at Bryson Park.