As of Thursday, May 3, 2012
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DACULA -- The new downtown city park in Dacula will be named Olde Mill Park at Historic Downtown Dacula, after a unanimous vote by council members Monday.
The official dedication ceremony will be held after the city's Memorial Day parade about noon on May 28.
Other suggested names for the pocket park were Falcon Plaza and Dacula Traditions Park.City laws changed to limit commercial district eventsAn amendment to Article IX of Dacula's zoning regulations was approved during Thursday's city council meeting, limiting the frequency and duration of business-sponsored events in the city. The amended article provided for a 2-3 day limitation of events, such as customer appreciation days and holiday celebrations. The change also limits the frequency of such events to 5 times per year. "We're proposing to limit these, mainly because it's getting out of hand," mayor Jimmy Wilbanks said.
"This amendment clarifies the matter for business owners, council and marshalls," said city planner Joey Murphy.Dacula high school art student recognizedEmily Peele, a Dacula High School senior, was recognized Thursday for her artwork on display in city hall. Peele is headed to UNC-Wilmington in the fall as a college freshman.
"We're trying to recognize people in the community who are doing good things," Wilbanks said.Rezoning approved for personal care homeJerry Johnson, owner of the 4.2-plus acre property located at 971 Harbins Road, petitioned the city council to rezone the property from residential to office and institutional use in order to accommodate a personal care facility.
The existing 1,500-square-foot home already located on the property will be expanded, and will house a maximum of 10 people. The facility will be subject to state regulations.