Lawrenceville passes amusement machine ordinance

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Lawrenceville City Council approved Monday night a mechanical amusement devices (coin-operated) ordinance to bring city law into compliance with legislation passed this year by the Georgia General Assembly.

Although the requirement for device owners to pay a fee to register each device has been outlawed, the new city ordinance has restricted the devices to the lowest number for an individual store, and that all machines have to be in plain sight.

The Council also re-defined its definition of accent lighting for commercial buildings. This wording was approved for permanent and temporary lighting affixed to business structures.

In other business, the Council:

-- Approved a rezoning request from J&J Associates to change a parcel of land at the northwest corner of Hosea Road and U.S. Highway 29 to Light Manufacturing (LM) designation to allow for the occupancy of the Satellite Shelters company.

-- OK'd a special-use permit to allow gravel parking in the LM zoning at 1155 Cripple Creek Drive for leasing purposes.

-- Approved the following Consent Agenda items: $195,387 for ground and surface water testing for the U.S. Geological Survey Well and Stream Testing Contract; $57,900 to Loganville Ford for two F-150 Ford pickups; $7,235 to Leach Landscaping for draining improvement for Mediterranean Lane and New York Avenue; $9,833 for a Morbark grinder; the closure of Clayton Street between Pike and Crogan Streets for the Fair on the Square parade; and approximately $12,000 for approval of attendance for the Georgia Municipal Association Conference on June 22-25 in Savannah.


kevin 2 years, 4 months ago

Come on City Council.These are gambling devices. Call them what they are. You all cannot be that stupid to hide behind the word "amusement" device. Any device in which money goes in and the opes of money coming out is gambling. If your police force and legal dept would enforce the law, you wouldn't have to pass another law to make the machines more visible. Isn't "gambling" against the law in Georgia? that is why we don't have thoroughbred racing?


Reason 2 years, 4 months ago

On a side note, Why is the city wanting to put 2-way streets though town again ? That does not make sense. Traffic is moving just fine.


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