LILBURN -- If you live within the city limits of Lilburn, and you've always wanted to serve on a city board or commission, now's your chance.
"We'd like to give residents an opportunity to volunteer and make themselves known," Mayor Johnny Crist said.
The City Council took the first step Monday night by approving a draft application form for interested residents to fill out for service on city committees, task forces, boards and other panels.
An applicant will be able to access the seven-screen form on the city website, www.cityoflilburn.com/. Participants will be able to inform the city on which boards they want to serve, and tell about their interests and talents.
Crist said he wanted to get more people involved in city matters, adding that usually the same 50 folks out of 12,000 residents volunteer the most.
Upcoming appointments, Crist said, include the new Community Garden Board, the Code Enforcement Board, the Parks Commission, and the Ethics Board.
In other business, the Council:
... OK'd a six-month extension with no penalty for the Big League Dreams license agreement in its study of constructing a youth softball and baseball complex near U.S. Highway 29. If the contract is cancelled, the $450,000 up-front money will be returned to the city.
... Agreed to initiate rules for the Greenway Trails and City Park regarding installing signs indicating where dogs are allowed.
... Approved an agreement to use Business Watch International to regulate the pawn shop and precious metal industries in the city. Lilburn takes over the obligation from Gwinnett County.
... Tabled adopting a Protocol Manual and City Council Code of Conduct for further study. This manual will tell how the city does business in its city council/city manager form of government.
Crist also made the following announcements: Lilburn Idol auditions will begin May 7 at City Hall Auditorium, and the Great American Clean-up will be April 28 at the Annex parking lot. The Special Olympics Tennis Tournament scheduled for April 28 has been postponed.