Lilburn sets general election date, qualifying period

LILBURN -- The City Council in Lilburn on Monday night agreed to set Nov. 5 as the city's general election date for 2013. Council seats up for grabs are Posts 3 and 4.

In addition, the qualifying period for candidates will extend from Aug. 26-30 with qualifying fees of $105 to be paid during normal business hours. The election will take place at City Hall.

Also, at the meeting, several mayoral and council appointments were made, including Tim Dunn, mayor pro-tem; Doug Stacks, building official; Carol Watson, employee representative to the Merit Board; June Maloney, executive secretary to the Merit Board; and the Gwinnett Daily Post, legal organ.

In other business, the Council:

-- Agreed to grant a road closure permit to Arcado Elementary School for the Arcado Fun Run on April 28. "Both lanes of Arcado will be closed as a safety measure," Mayor Johnny Crist said. The section from Rockbridge Road to Lilburn-Stone Mountain Road will be closed for one-and-a-half hours on that date.

-- Entered into an agreement with DAZ Construction and Farmer Construction for storm-related emergency services, including winter snow removal for U.S. Highway 29. "We have no snow-removal equipment in the city," Crist said.

-- Rejected all bids pertaining to wrecker services in the city.

-- Tabled approval of a public art service agreement with Dave Govedare to discuss possible sculptures erected at the city's proposed roundabouts.

-- Approved the request of the Lilburn Girl Scout Day Camp to use Lilburn City Park for its annual camp June 3-7.