Dacula paves way for mini storage facility to be built

DACULA ­— City leaders approved a change of conditions Thursday for the 3.99 acre property located behind Sears on Dacula Road. Owner and applicant CD, II Properties plans to build 12 structures totaling 52,000 square feet. The name of the facility will be Dacula Mills Self Storage.

The structures will be surrounded by fencing, wrought iron and stacked stone along the front and vinyl-covered chain link around the rest of the property. The site engineer asked the council for approval to use aluminum fencing instead of wrought iron, but Planning Director Joey Murphy and the council insisted on the use of stronger, more secure wrought iron. The buildings will be constructed of a combination of brick, stone and stucco.

This piece of property “is a western gateway to the city, and we want it to look nice,” said Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks.

Paving contracts awarded

Two separate paving contracts were awarded to Allied Paving on Thursday, the contractor being the lowest bidder on both jobs. The bid for the paving project at Eastside Drive was awarded for $104,847.35, and the bid for the Whisper Way and Whisper Court project was awarded for $123,438,25.

City OKs deal with Providence Community Corrections Services

City officials agreed Thursday to move ahead with signing an agreement with Providence Community Corrections Services, allowing the city court to assign probation and community service to people coming before the court. Before this agreement was approved, neither option was available to probationers.

The city will not pay anything for the service, as each probationer will pay around $44 per month to cover the cost.

Sunday sales to be decided by election

Council members voted to adopt a resolution calling for a special election on Nov. 5, which will decide whether Sunday package sales of retail distilled spirits will be allowed in Dacula. Construction of a liquor store is currently under way in the city, and a “yes” vote will allow retail stores to sell packaged liquor on Sundays.