Lilburn council sets election fees

LILBURN — The 2011 general election scheduled in Lilburn for Nov. 8 will involve the mayor’s office, currently held by Mayor Diana Preston, and two council seats, as the council set qualifying fees and dates at its regular meeting here Monday night.

The election will include the Post 1 council position held by Johnny Crist, and Post 2 now occupied by Scott Batterton.

Qualifying will run from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2 with a possible runoff date scheduled for Dec. 6. Qualifying fees are $150 for mayor and $105 for council positions.

The council also announced several appointments in the city, including the promotion of Capt. Bruce Hedley to deputy chief, the naming of Councilman Tim Dunn to the position of mayor pro-tem, and Batterton to chairman of the public safety committee. The Gwinnett Daily Post was again named the legal organ for the city.

In other business, the council:

• Selected Key West Insurance Company as the city’s provider for workers’ compensation insurance coverage at an annual premium not to exceed $59,709.

• Agreed to forward a proposal to the city’s Downtown Development Authority concerning an agreement between the Atlanta Gas Light Co. and Lilburn to relocate, design and build a new eternal flame monument dedicated to those who have served their country.

• Approved the purchase of properties from the DDA at 4844 and 4845 Church St. in the amount of $387,959 for the realignment and construction of Main Street.