Lilburn amends alcohol ordinance

LILBURN -- The Lilburn City Council amended its alcohol beverage ordinance to allow for "hospitality zones" for both for-profit and nonprofit events held in certain areas of downtown and City Park.

Function sponsors may apply to the city's Alcohol Review Board for a special event license.

Outside alcohol will be allowed at these events with a pitcher being measured as 32 ounces.

The City Council also approved an ethics ordinance, which defines the relationship of the council to residents, staff, officials and employees; along with a protocol manual and City Council Code of Conduct. These measures will be revised in the future following public comment. An ethics review board also will be selected.

In other business, the council:

-- Purchased property at 326 and 330 Main St. for $262,500 for development by the Lilburn Downtown Development Authority.

-- Agreed to buy mobile computer terminals required for 911 service consolidation for $93,844 and 30 X-2 tasers for the police department that will cost $38,129.

-- Honored Alyssa Valentine, a second-grader at R.D. Head Elementary School for her Best of Show winning artwork in the Lilburn Woman's Club Spring Into Art Show.

-- Announced the following activities: Town Hall Meeting, May 29; Community Garage Sale, Saturday; Lilburn Farmers' Market, June 1 and every Friday through August; Girl Scouts Day Camp, June 4-8; and Lilburn Idol, June 8.