Lilburn to extend study of ball park

LILBURN Residents here will have to wait another six months before knowing whether Big League Dreams will become a reality.

At Monday night's meeting, the Lilburn Council voted to ask for the extension to study whether to contract with the Texas-based company to build a baseball and softball complex for youth travel teams behind the Waffle House on U.S. Highway 29.

An initial agreement was reached 18 months ago for the project, but the deadline for obtaining a refund for the city's original seed money is fast approaching, according to Councilman Tim Dunn. "We had already set in motion to get our $26,000 back," he said.

Councilman Eddie Price said the additional time is needed to "pull the project together." If an agreement can't be reached following the six-month period, the Council will formally ask for a refund.

"We've made great strides, but need time to negotiate on the project," said Price.

In other business, the Council:

-- Appointed Kathy Rice, a three-time city manager, to the Planning Commission, and Patrick Carr to the Board of Adjustments.

-- Approved the use of the City Park for the Lilburn Girl Scout Day Camp for its annual event June 4-8.

-- Accepted the 2011 Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant for $9,390 for law enforcement projects.

-- OK'd the application of El Tropical Caribbean Grill, 3907 Burns Road, for a license to sell beer and wine for on-premises consumption with Sunday sales.

-- Approved the City of Lilburn Safety Policies and Procedures Manual for 2012.

-- Approved placement of RadarSign speed control devices on Main Street and Killian Hill Road. These signs record a driver's speed for display.

-- Agreed to have three stop signs installed on Joy Lane.

-- Adopted a moratorium on issuing licenses for pain and management clinics for 180 days while further study is made.