Lawrenceville puts moratorium on new bail bonds businesses

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Because of a proliferation of new bail bond businesses opening recently in Lawrenceville, the City Council has placed a moratorium on starting new ones for nine months.

This action took place Monday night at the council's regular monthly meeting.

According to Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson, there have been four bail bond operations that have opened on Buford Drive within the past year. "We need this moratorium while we look into this to make sure the zoning is in place," she said.

During the moratorium period, there will be further study done as part of the overall zoning process, said City Attorney Lee Thompson.

This action will not affect any current bail bond businesses that already have permits.

In other business, the council:

-- Approved the name of the new city park's green space as Lawrenceville Lawn from a name suggested by Tara Winter.

-- Made the following personnel appointments: Mike Hutchins (gas superintendent), Lisa McKnight (assistant gas superintendent), Dennis Ballew (public works director), Steve North (assistant city manager), and Tracy Tullis (human resources manager).

-- OK'd an expenditure of $947,000 for curbing in Forest Hills/Windsor Farms subdivision.

-- Agreed to clean the atmospheric corrosion off the gas pipe on the bridge over Highway 120, and refurbish the pipe.

-- Replaced and revised its official zoning map and passed an amendment to its electronic signs ordinance.

-- Announced that on May 28 there will be a breakfast for veterans of World War II at the First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville at 8 a.m.

-- Announced that June 1 will be Lawrenceville Night at the Gwinnett Braves game.

-- Honored the 100th anniversary of the Girls Scouts with a proclamation.

-- Named today as "Child Care Provider Appreciation Day."


UBinGwinnett 3 years, 2 months ago

?? We need at least 6 more of these! Let's add about 10 more Hair and Nail Salons too.


teelee 3 years, 2 months ago

What do you expect from Georgia's number one county in home foreclosures and personal bankruptcies? Are you sure you don't want to expand the airport ? Commercial property values in that are would increase and become more attractive to investors. Maybe it would attract things besides bail bonders and title pawns.


jack 3 years, 2 months ago

Yes, tattoo parlors and strip clubs!


Cleanupguy 3 years, 2 months ago

Yeah boy, just like that idea has been a complete disastrous failure everywhere else that it's been tried, but nice try. Build it and they will come only happens in the movies - areas where this has happened are more cesspools than palaces. The only investor interested in this second place loser (Dobbins was first choice - they passed) is a company famous for bankruptcies. Give it up, Propeller Feller! Hey, maybe a school for the deaf could be moved next to your imaginary airport.


nawggin 3 years, 2 months ago

One day soon, many rich celebrities will fly into Gwinnett Airport just to visit the Video Gambling casino on Jimmy Carter, and stock up on jail bonds.


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