Lilburn mayor pro-tem receives recognition

LILBURN — Councilman Tim Dunn received recognition Monday night by the Lilburn City Council for completing a 42-hour training course from the Georgia Municipal Association and the University of Georgia.

During the regular council meeting, Mayor Johnny Crist presented Dunn with a plaque from GMA for finishing The Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute for Elected Officials. Dunn, who serves as mayor pro-tem, was presented a certificate from GMA on Jan. 27.

"We are interested in advancing our knowledge and learning everything we can," said Dunn, who worked 13 years in the internet technology area for Delta Airlines.

Mayor Crist and other council members also are in the process of taking the Holtz course.

In other action, the Council:

... Declared Barkmar Way and Legends of Parkview as public rights of way in order to save money on stormwater funds.

... Entered into an agreement with Gwinnett County government for intersection and pedestrian improvements at Arcado Road at Camp Creek Road/Cole Drive, including crosswalks from Cole Road toward Parkview High School. The city will be responsible for half of the total project cost, not to exceed $65,000.

... Approved a contract with CivicPlus for website redevelopment and annual hosting/maintenance at a price not to go over $32,262 for three years. This is an effort to make the website more user-friendly, and will include two complete remakes of the site in three years.

... Tabled an agreement to place sculpture at the city's proposed round-abouts.

... Approved $150,000 for a Community Development Block Grant program from Gwinnett County for lighting and sidewalk construction on Hillcrest Road.

... Denied a special-use permit for an automotives sales and service area at 521 Indian Trail-Lilburn Road (old Tanner's location).