Dacula City Park enhancements approved

DACULA -- The city's newest park, located at Second Avenue and Wilson Street in downtown Dacula, will include some additional cosmetic and practical improvements thanks to Thursday's City Council approval.

Mike Moon, the city's public works supervisor, has performed much of the work in the park himself, including building the gazebo and retaining walls.

Moon asked Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks and council members Thursday for additional funds to build another retaining wall "to balance the project out." Trees and shrubs, benches, lighting and other finishing touches will be added to the park in the coming weeks, at a cost not to exceed $10,000 following Thursday's vote.

City residents have been asked to suggest names for the new urban park.

"I'd like to have it named by Memorial Day," Wilbanks said, adding that a narrowed list of suggestions will be presented and a name chosen at the May council meeting.Candidates meet voters, elected officialsFormer Snellville mayor Jerry Oberholtzer, who recently announced his candidacy for the Gwinnett County Commission District 3 seat, was present at Thursday's meeting. Congressman Paul Broun also attended the city council meeting, introducing himself to city leaders and voters. Broun represents the 10th Congressional District, which will include Dacula once proposed maps receive judicial approval. Currently, Dacula is part of Georgia's 7th District and represented by Congressman Rob Woodall.