Lawrenceville approves neon sign ordinance

LAWRENCEVILLE -- After spending more than a year on it, the Lawrenceville City Council approved a sign ordinance that will regulate exposed neon signs within the city limits Monday night.

The language of the ordinance was changed to allow an applicant with a trademark sign to appeal to the council for a permit. Also, the city currently is allowing a six-month grace period for non-conforming signs until a complete survey is made of existing ones.

In other business, the Council:

... Approved the implementation of a natural gas leak survey which is required annually by law. This year's survey will be performed by Southern Cross.

... OK'd doing a bidding process for probation services used in the Municipal Court.

... Entered into an agreement with CourtWare Solutions, Inc. for a court management system.

... Tabled the installation of curbs and gutters at Forest Hills/Windsor Farms subdivision until a citywide survey can be made to prioritize problem areas.

... Agreed to the following purchases: electric meters for the Electric Department ($2,680); NetMotion wireless software for the Police Department ($27,575); replacing a canine that has a rare disease for the PD ($16,650); and design services for underground utilities along Luckie Street ($6500).

It also was announced that Saturday, May 5 (from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) will be Recycling Day in the city for electronic gear, paint, and other items. June 1 was announced as "Lawrenceville Night" at the Gwinnett Braves game with discount tickets available.