LAWRENCEVILLE -- Lawrenceville toned down its colors following Monday night's City Council meeting.
In an amendment to its "color palette" ordinance, the body agreed to restrict colors such as pink, purple, orange, etc. from display on commercial buildings. If these types of "loud" colors are requested from a business owner, they must be approved in advance by the council.
The panel also heard the first readings of special-use permits asking for approval of an automotive emission testing facility at 1114 Grayson Highway, and an automotive repair shop at 199 E. Crogan St. The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of each request, but the council will make a formal vote at the May meeting.
In consent agenda items, the council approved several purchases, including:
-- $11,215 for utility power poles.
-- $7,800 to Durham Demolition for the removal of a small garage behind the Lawrenceville Auto Parts store.
-- $16,940 to Consolidated Pipe Co. for electrofusion tapping tees.
-- $58,500 for 1,000 residential gas meters.
-- $5,050 for laser speed detection devices for donation to the Georgia State Patrol.
-- $8,523 for breathalyzer devices.
-- $12,000 for an employee appreciation budget request.
-- $6,826 for rifle ammunition for the police department.
Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson also proclaimed April as the Great American Cleanup Month in the city.