Lilburn Council Discusses Upcoming City Election, Candidate Forum

LILBURN The Lilburn City Council completed several housekeeping chores Monday night, including items having to do with the upcoming city election.

The 2011 city election will be held Nov. 8 at the city's municipal complex, while early/absentee voting begins Oct. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, there will be a candidate forum on Oct. 17.

Residents will be able to vote on these positions this year: mayor and two city council seats. The qualifying has ended for these positions.

Kaleigh Frederick was named by the City Council to serve as absentee ballot clerk for the general election.In other business, the Council: Voted to extend the termination date from June 30 to Dec. 31 for the Hillcrest Road sidewalk improvements so the sidewalks can be extended "as far as we can go with them," according to Councilman Johnny Crist.

Authorized SPLOST funds not to exceed $50,000 for upgraded mast arm signal poles, turn lanes, a modified traffic signal, sidewalk, curb, gutter, and drainage improvements at the corner of Killian Hill and Arcado roads.

Approved the Main Street Realignment Construction agreement between Lilburn and Gwinnett County, for the city to furnish engineering and other necessary professional services for road construction with the maximum contribution by Gwinnett not to exceed $645,690 in SPLOST funding. According to Councilman Eddie Price, this is in conjunction with the construction of the new City Hall/Gwinnett County Library complex.