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Lilburn amends Traffic and Vehicles Code

LILBURN — The Lilburn City Council amended its Traffic and Vehicles Code on Monday night in an effort to clear city streets of both commercial and non-commercial recreational-type vehicles.

The updated amendment calls for the removal of campers, motor homes and other recreational vehicles within 24 hours or it will be considered abandoned and subject to impound.

This action was taken at the monthly council meeting held in the Calvin Fitchett Auditorium.

In other business, the council:

• Approved a Municipal Alliance Program with Gas South Natural Gas Service to allow the company to offer a discounted rate to customers of two cents per therm. In addition, transfer and hookup fees will be waived for new customers. This is an option for city residents who will still be able to sign up with any of the nine natural gas providers.

• Adopted an Intergovernmental Agreement with Gwinnett County to use and distribute proceeds from the 2013 special purpose local option sales tax referendum. The continuation of this one penny sales tax will be on the ballot for Lilburn voters in November. The funds are for road and street upgrades, public safety and administrative uses.

• Set the qualifying time period for two city council posts for Aug. 26 at 8:30 a.m. until Aug. 30 at 4:30 p.m. for the November election.

• Announced that the A One A band will be performing at the reschedule of “Sparkle in the Park” on Sunday, Sept. 1, which is Labor Day weekend.